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[July 28, 2014]

DHL Launches New Logistics Service for Life Sciences Products Handled at Extremely Low Temperatures

MIAMI --(Business Wire)--

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL enhances its cold chain logistics offerings through the transport of shipments at frozen or cryogenic temperatures. Designed for customers from the life sciences and healthcare industry with an increasing need for sophisticated cryogenic logistics solutions, this service is maintained by LifeConEx, DHL's temperature management specialist in collaboration with Cryoport, a provider of complete global frozen shipping services.

"By introducing this latest solution in collaboration with Cryoport, we are further strengthening our dedication to the life sciences and healthcare industry. It is specifically designed for customers who require that cryogenic temperature be reliably maintained during storage and transportation of their materials. It also relieves them from more precarious shipping methods such as dry ice or use of hazardous liquid nitrogen," says David Bang, CEO LifeConEx.

For DHL's life science and healthcare customers, the new service combines express delivery speed and Cryoport's best-in-class solution for shipping temperature-sensitive products and biological materials in a deep-frozen state. The integral part of the new service is a non-hazardous liquid nitrogen dry vapor shipper which has an IATA A152 waiver and is classified as non-hazrdous, providing 10 days of holding time at minus 150ยบ Celsius in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Compared to dry ice, which needs to be replenished every few days and is prone to temperature deviations, this technology offers more reliability, which is particularly critical for fragile and temperature-sensitive biomaterials. The solution will include a temperature monitoring tool and customers can track their shipments at any given time via an online platform.


The new service is an addition to DHL Global Forwarding's other leading temperature controlled services and complementary to DHL Express' Medical Express by uniting the global Life Sciences & Healthcare network of DHL with Cryoport's advanced solution for deep frozen logistics. Cryoport Express® shippers are validated to maintain a constant cryogenic temperature and mitigate degradation concerns and the loss of high-value, temperature-sensitive materials. Together, both companies offer the optimal solution at lower overall logistics costs for the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector across the globe.

You can find the press release for download as well as further information on http://www.dpdhl.com/pressreleases

DHL - The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and "The Logistics company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.

For more information: www.dpdhl.com


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