SkyCell Makes Lifesaving Deliveries to Baghdad
Swiss-based provider of temperature-controlled container solutions SkyCell recently transported 2.5 tonnes of a special medication from London UK to Baghdad in Iraq. This special medication will be used to treat patients who are suffering from copper poisoning.
SkyCell CEO, Richard Ettl said, “We are very proud to have contributed with our technology to this humanitarian effort as part of the ongoing struggle to rebuild this war-torn country.”
The special delivery project was executed in conjunction with the Iraqi Ministry of Health with the new drug being delivered to Baghdad in SkyCell containers.
Copper poisoning is a widespread issue in Iraq and is caused by the burning of plastics electronic waste when poisoning occurs the person will suffer issues with mental functions along irritation of the nerves in the body that leads to a whole host of inflammatory conditions including asthma, skin irritations and depression.
Due to the delicate nature of the drug, a fully controlled cold chain solution with an unbroken temperature environment between 2 to 8 degrees Celsius is required. Any deviations in temperature outside of these parameters would destroy the drug, rendering it useless.
Baghdad Airport requires all shipments to be X-rayed which would mean the cold chain would be broken, however due to the innovative design of SkyCell containers the cold chain remains intact, CTO and co-founder of SkyCell, Nico Ross explains, “SkyCell 1500C units became the “containers-of-choice”, as their innovative design and passive cooling system not only guarantee the required temperature range but also allow X-ray-examination without breaking the official seals.”
SkyCell Director of Business Development, Chiara Venuti said, “SkyCell was selected also due to the possibility to travel not only to the Baghdad airport but door-to-door to the dedicated hospital, giving a guarantee of maintenance in the cool chain. There was simply no room for error as any temperature deviations would cause the life-saving product to be written off with a replacement shipment taking around 6 months to manufacture.”