Research and Development
Research and development (R&D) generally refers to the process of formulating a new product and taking it to market. And now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, among other seasonal ailments like the flu, there’s a pressing need for newer, more effective vaccines and medication.
Cold chain providers are at the forefront of providing support for the thousands of clinical trials taking place. Using cryogenic containers and other cryogenic equipment, they are able to better facilitate the transport of temperature-sensitive samples and drugs to laboratories and study sites worldwide.
In this context, cryogenics is used in two main ways:
Store and Transport Human Biological Samples (HBS) During R&D
Human biological samples, like tissues, cells, blood, organs, and subcellular materials like DNA, have long been an invaluable asset when conducting clinical research. They are what help doctors determine how well internal organs like the liver, thyroid, kidneys, and heart respond to the experimental treatments. With HBS, researchers get to evaluate if the new treatment is toxic to human cells before development.