The iCool isothermal bags – new freedom for polyarthritis patients

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A few years ago, MedActiv started developing solutions for the transport of fragile medications so that those suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes, polyarthritis or multiple sclerosis could travel with their medication. Two brothers in France started the business after one of their medications was frozen in a hotel by accident. Diseases that make them prisoners of their medication affect about 1.4 million people in the UK. MedActiv has become their partner with solutions that help them to travel while knowing that their medication is kept at exactly the right temperature.

The MedActiv solutions are numerous and varied and range from the simple isothermic bag to the world’s smallest fridge. For people that are using Anti-TNF medications for polyarthritis (Enbrel, Humira, Forsteo and Simponi), MedActiv has developed a new range of bags called iCool, that keep the medication cool (between 2 and 8°C) for 12 and 24 hours.

A simple innovation that radically changes the performance of a product

The iCool bags are padded with isolating materials in which are placed frozen gel packs. The MedActiv Gel Pack is made with a specially formulated polymer that stays frozen twice as long as a traditional pack and that does not “sweat” while unfreezing. These innovation, while appearing minor, allow MedActiv to keep the medication between 2 and 8 °C for up to 24 hours, which is a record for this kind of bag.

The iCool bags are discreet and elegant and allow the users to make long plane trips in complete security. For the new generations of iCool bags, a team of engineers worked with a team of polyarthritis patients to rethink traditional solutions for the transport of Humira, Enbrel, Forsteo and Simponi. “As a daily user of thermo sensitive medications, I was systematically disappointed by the many products I bought through the traditional networks. It was for me obvious that the people who designed the bags were not themselves users of medication and did not understand my constraints. So we went back to the drawing board and redesigned the bags so that they would be perfect for us. The iCool bags are designed by patients for patients,” says Dr Diegel, one of the two brothers who founded MedActiv.

The iCool bags are available in two versions, the iCool Weekender, which keeps medication between 2 and 8°C for 12 hours and holds 2 Anti-TNF pens, and the iCool Prestige, which keeps medications between 2 and 8°C for 24 hours and holds up to 5 injection pens or syringes.

About MedActiv: MedActiv, created by Uwe Diegel as the result of an incident where his brother’s insulin was frozen by accident in a hotel, is today a worldwide leader in the transport and storage of thermo sensitive medication.

MedActiv solutions are available on http://www.medactiv.co.uk

For more information please contact:
HealthWorks France
6 rue de Castellane
75008, Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 66 15 59
http://www.medactiv.co.uk

Press contact
Nom: Uwe DIEGEL
Mail: udiegel@medactiv.com

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