When biopharmaceutical companies ship high-value vaccines, biologics and other drugs, they’re not looking for an envelope. The last thing they want is exposure to excessive heat or cold. This makes temperature sensitive thermal shipping solutions a core mission, a mission that Packaging Technology Group pursues every day.
This week, PTG announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Fort Worth to increase capacity, expand its portfolio and better serve its growing customer base.
“This is our third new location in 18 months and it strengthens our commitment to our partners and customers,” Bill Blezard, CEO of PTG, said in a statement. “One of our core values is relationship, and we’re excited to forge new relationships in the Fort Worth area, create jobs and triple our production capabilities. “
The company, owned by its founder and based in Fall River, Mass., Told us it chose Fort Worth because it believes North Texas is “a globally recognized center of innovation.”
“As we grow and grow, we choose cities with strong manufacturing and logistics capabilities, and Fort Worth was the perfect choice as the 13th largest city in the United States,” PTG said. “We currently have 50 employees and will continue to grow. We are delighted with the diversity of talent in the city.
Kelly Cinelli, PTG’s chief marketing officer, told PharmaTech earlier this summer that demand for their products has never been higher.
“We are seeing the demand for single-use, recyclable curbside shippers for drugs direct to patients at an all time high,” she told PharmaTech. “Reusable shippers are also in high demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain constraints. ”
Production and shipping of the flagship product
The company says operations veteran Ed Kamel manages the 73,000 square foot Fort Worth facility. Production started at the end of August and Kamel welcomed 17 new PTG employees.
The team produces and ships PTG’s flagship product, TRUEtemp Naturals, a thermo-efficient, eco-friendly packaging made with a unique 100% recyclable insulating fiber to thermally protect drugs, biologics and vaccines from large. value.
In its 17th year in business, PTG claims to be serving many leading pharmaceutical and biologics companies. It continues to design, qualify and manufacture custom and standard shipping solutions.
Commitment to sustainability
PTG’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its lines of reusable TRUEtemp Naturals and TRUEtemp Last Mile shippers. Last Mile shippers use a proprietary combination of PCM and polyurethane to provide “the ideal solution for the liquid biopsy and cancer diagnostic market”.
“As the demand for environmentally friendly products increases, we continue to innovate and create solutions and services for the life science industry,” said Tom Lawlor, COO of PTG , in the press release. “This new multi-purpose facility provides redundant PTG manufacturing capabilities while significantly increasing our ability to produce innovative products. “
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