B Medical Systems, a Luxembourg based global leader of pharmaceutical cold chain solutions has announced the signing of an agreement with SpiceXpress, largest cargo carrying airline in India for opening of Pharma Logistics centers of excellence to facilitate the safe, reliable and effective temperature-controlled transportation of vaccines, pharmaceutical preparation and various biological specimens across India. The agreement was signed today in the presence of H.E. Mr. Jean Claude Kugener, the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to India at the Spicejet headquarters in Gurugram.
A reliable and unbroken cold chain is extremely critical to maintain the efficacy of the pharmaceutical preparations, vaccines, etc during transportation. B Medical Systems will provide medical-grade transport solutions to SpiceXpress for the transportation of the COVID-19 vaccine and various pharmaceutical preparations across the country. The transport boxes from B Medical Systems offer storage in the temperature range varying from -80°C to 8°C and are US FDA certified, EU MDR certified as well as WHO PQS certified. The collaboration also covers the opening of several pharma logistics centers of excellence across several airports in India.
On this occasion Ambassdor Kugener said “I am extremely happy that B Medical Systems and SpiceXpress have joined forces to create the Pharma Logistics centers of excellence. An excellent new cooperation and partnership between the Luxembourg company B Medical Systems, a leader in medical refrigeration since more than 4 decades, and Spicejet Cargo, India’s largest Cargo airline which has done an impressive record in the transportation of critical goods and medical supplies during the pandemic. This new cooperation will strengthen our bilateral cooperation and contribute hugely to the strong partnership between both countries that the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi and His Excellency Prime Minister Xavier Bettel had highlighted during their bilateral virtual summit a few months ago’’
SpiceXpress has been carrying the most needed Covid Testing and PPE material from across the globe when India needed the most. We are the first carrier to carry the most needed Covid-19 vaccines to all parts of India. While carrying the vaccines we realized how important an unbroken cold chain is and to monitor it end to end. In our endeavor to serve the country and mankind with the best of the products, we found our right partner in B Medical Systems who are one of the best in the industry for cold chain packaging and monitoring. We are today not only proud to say we have tied up with one of the world’s best companies to give the best packaging solution but also a very new concept to the Indian manufacturers to save money and time while using these packets. We are proud and excited to say that it will be for the first time that the Cold Chain Industry can lease the boxes from the Pharma Logistics center of excellence which will be operated by SpiceXpress said Mr. Sanjiv Gupta, CEO, SpiceXpress
With the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, the pharmaceutical cold chain logistics industry is facing an unprecedented distribution effort. Given the varying temperature profiles of the vaccines and other pharmaceuticals, the scale of doses that need to be transported, and the rigorous cold chain requirements coupled with the regulations by vaccine manufacturers and governments, air cargo services across the world are under tremendous pressure. As one of India’s leading air cargo services, SpiceXpress plays a critical role in ensuring that vaccines and pharmaceutical preparations are delivered efficiently and safely across the country. We are proud and honored to be associated with SpiceXpress and are excited that our transport boxes, that are also manufactured in India, will contribute to efforts towards ensuring an unbroken cold chain. Our manufacturing operations in India, which was set up in an exceptional timeline of less than 4 months, will definitely add significant value to customers across India said Mr. Jesal Doshi, CEO of the company’s India operations.
Post the invitation of the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi to “Make in India”, B Medical Systems has already commenced assembly operations of transport solutions in Mumbai and will commence commercial production of its own facility in Mundra to manufacture 100% Made in India products for the safe and reliable storage and transportation of vaccines and pharmaceuticals across the country.
B Medical Systems manufactures medical-grade vaccine refrigerators, laboratory freezers, ultra-low freezers, and transport boxes that can store and transport any vaccine in the temperature range of -86 °C to 8 °C. B Medical Systems has been working closely with governments across the world to strengthen their national vaccine cold chain for the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine.