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Insulated Shippers

Therapak® Compact Insulated Shippers

Therapak’s Compact Insulated Shippers provide thermal protection for your samples during transit. Each shipper comes with a small cooler and corrugated outer box. The plain outer boxes are fully customizable by adding preprinted labeling to the shippers, such as optional logo or required regulatory labeling. Additional components to ensure regulatory compliance, including absorbents and specimen bags, are sold separately.

Part No. Description ID OD Packaging
380128 Box and Cooler 8 x 6 x 4″ 11.5 x 9.5 x 8″ 12/case
380133 Box and Cooler with Label Set 8 x 6 x 4″ 11.5 x 9.5 x 8″ 12/case
380136 Box and Cooler (fits in freight poly bag mailer) 6 x 4.5 x 2.5″ 9 x 6.6 x 4.75″ 12/case
380138 Box and Cooler (fits in freight poly bag mailer) 6 x 3 x 2.5″ 7.75 x 4.3 x 3.6″ 16/case

Protected Ambient Shippers

Each unit comes with a water-based temperature buffering gel wrap to help mitigate temperature fluctuations in the field. Shippers 380132 and 380139 come with a small EPS cooler, and shipper 380137 comes with a thermal reflective foil pouch. 380132 includes label set for Category B or Exempt Human Specimen shipment. The plain outer boxes are fully customizable by adding preprinted labeling to the shippers, such as optional logo or required regulatory labeling.

Part No. Description ID OD Packaging
380132 Shipper, Small Gel Wrap and Label Set 6 x 4.5 x 2.5″ 9 x 6.6 x 4.75″ 12/case
380137 Shipper, Small Gel Wrap and Foil Envelope 5 x 6 x 1.8″ 5.5 x 6.1 x 1.9″ 20/case
380139 Shipper, Large Gel Wrap 6 x 4.5 x 2.5″ 9 x 6.6 x 4.75″ 12/case

Duramark® VIP Shippers

  • Effective: Temperature tested to ISTA 7D standards
  • Efficient: Uses less dry ice than conventional shippers
  • Economical: Reduces freight costs with smaller shipper size (low DIM weight)
  • Environmentally friendly: Packaging requires less storage space and creates less waste

The Duramark Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) Shipper is ideal for the transport of frozen (<-20ºC) shipments. This sturdy shipper has been drop tested under dry ice conditions and temperature tested to ISTA 7D standards. The innovative insulation panels require less dry ice while offering long lasting temperature control. We offer a range of options to meet your needs: the small VIP shipper can maintain temperatures below -20ºC for 2 days using only 3 pounds of dry ice while the 10.4 L size maintains -20ºC for 6 days with 13 pounds of dry ice. The compact packaging requires less storage space, decreases freight costs and generates less waste.

See the marketing flyer for the VIP Shippers here

Part No. Description ID OD Packaging
562436 3.2 Liter Capacity 8.4 x 4.4 x 5.3″ 11.3 x 7.8 x 7.5″ 6/case
562437 8.2 Liter Capacity 9.1 x 8.6 x 6.4″ 12.3 x 11.5 x 10″ 2/case
562438 10.4 Liter Capacity 9.1 x 8.6 x 8.1″ 12.3 x 11.5 x 11.7″ 2/case
562908 18.5 Liter Capacity 11.3 x 8.9 x 10.4″ 14 x 12.9 x 14.3″ 2/case

Therapak EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) Insulated Shippers for Refrigerated and Frozen Specimen Shipment

  • Most frequently purchased insulated cooler sizes will meet your requirements
  • Ideal insulated shipper sizes for reference laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and clinical testing laboratories who ship and receive temperature sensitive specimens
  • Wall thickness insulation ranges from 1″ to 2″ depending on cooler
  • Order coolers alone, with shipper boxes, or with shipper boxes and labeling
  • Pricing is based on volume and bulk shipping options

Therapak’s range of insulated shippers feature five popular cooler sizes that are inventoried at two locations in the United States (U.S.) in order to provide you with a maximum three day ground or truck shipment turnaround to any point in the Continental U.S. The two facility approach offers you freight economies to Eastern, Central and Western region shipping points. Therapak’s national warehouses are located in Buford, Georgia and Claremont, California.

5 insulated shipper sizes to choose from:

Insulated shippers (includes EPS cooler and corrugated shipping box). All insulated shippers are sold individually, in Best Pack quantities or in bulk palletized quantities. Best Pack quantities offer the lowest shipping rates per insulated shipper based on standard ground shipments via FedEx ground, UPS ground and other common carriers. Ordering in Best Pack quantities or multiples thereof will minimize freight rates to your location from Therapak.

Insulated shippers are available in extra small, small, medium, large and extra large sizes as detailed below. Performance data based on in-house thermal testing of the three most widely used sizes indicated the following results:

Thermal Testing:

Insulated Shipper Size Quantity of 5 mL Vials Dry Ice Capacity Frozen Duration
Small 12 7.6 lbs. 24-28 hours
Medium 24 14 lbs. 36-48 hours
Large 42 25 lbs. 48-54 hours

Extra small cooler – will hold up to two cold packs for a small refrigerated specimen shipment.

Small cooler – most popular size for routine specimen shipments of cold or frozen specimens in clinical trials studies. Can also accommodate one standard 2″ or 3″ cryostorage box. This is primarily an overnight shipping system for a single patient set of specimen tubes.

Medium – will hold up to two standard 2″ or 3″ cryostorage boxes. Also ideal for shipping up to five small specimen bags of sample tubes for clinical trial site shipments to a laboratory.

Large – this system will hold up to 25 pounds of dry ice making it suitable for applications that involve frozen transport up to 72 hours. Also use for overnight shipments of multiple patient specimen packages where dry ice capacity may be reduced to accommodate more specimen bags or crystorage boxes.

Extra Large – primarily for International frozen or refrigerated shipments of specimens requiring a high capacity of dry ice that will keep specimens stable for up to 4 days.

Important: Please note that all suggested use comments are estimates based on historical experiences with these shipping systems. Therapak will not guarantee performance of any shipping system. Customers are encouraged to perform test validations for all shipping applications prior to accepting the standard risks associated with shipping temperature sensitive materials that are out of Therapak’s immediate control.

Part No. Description ID OD Packaging
56442 Extra Small 6 x 5 x 5″ 8 x 7 x 7″ 12/case
56519 Small 8 x 6 x 8″ 11 x 9 x 11″ 8/case
56537G Medium 12 x 10 x 9″ 15 x 13 x 12″ 4/case
56522 Large 16 x 13 x 11″ 18 x 16 x 14″ 2/case
56527 Extra Large 16 x 16 x 14″ 20 x 20 x 18″ 4/pallet

Insulated Shippers with DOT/IATA Labeling for Transporting Biological Substance Category B Specimens

Therapak provides three insulated shippers with standard DOT/IATA labels inserted inside the coolers for easy application to the shipper box at the point of specimen shipping preparation. These insulated shippers include the EPS cooler, corrugated shipper box, dry ice label and IATA UN3373 Biological Substance Category B label.

Part No. Description ID OD Packaging
37908 Small 8 x 6 x 8″ 11 x 9 x 11″ 8/case
37909 Medium 12 x 10 x 9″ 15 x 13 x 12″ 4/case
37910 Large 16 x 13 x 11″ 18 x 16 x 14″ 2/case

Duramark® Variable Temperature Shippers

  • Reusable
  • Multiple temperature capability
  • Custom print and material colors available

Therapak’s integrated variable temperature transport system provides a cost-effective method for shipping samples collected at the clinic, hospital, or physician to a testing laboratory.

The system offers variable temperature compartments within one courier overwrap container. The overwrap container consists of a 4-mm rigid and durable corrugated plastic container (Therapak No. 36520) that is reusable. The overwrap serves as a housing to accept various insulated polyurethane (PUR) coolers with lids. The PUR coolers feature one inch insulation.

Depending on your daily specimen temperature requirements, laboratories or their designated couriers must evaluate the best internal configuration considering you can mix and match the insulated polyurethane (PUR) coolers within the courier overwrap container. There are four (4) interior configurations to choose from based on your temperature and transport requirements.

The thermal efficiencies noted in these interior configurations allow transport of frozen, refrigerated and ambient specimens within one overwrap container. Overwrap container comes with easy-carry handle and features strapless closure system.

Ordering Information:
Order corrugated plastic overwrap and PUR coolers individually or as a complete system to achieve interior configuration objectives for your transport requirements.

Full customization is available for printing on the outside of the overwrap container. Minimum quantity for customization is 24 overwrap containers. Additional charges apply.

Part No. Description ID OD
365183 Single Full-Size Cooler 20.5 x 13.25 x 16.25″
365184 Two Half Size Coolers 20.5 x 13.25 x 16.25″
365185 One Half Size, two 1/4 Size Coolers 20.5 x 13.25 x 16.25″
365186 Four 1/4 Size Coolers 20.5 x 13.25 x 16.25″
36520 Corrugated Plastic Overwrap Container 20.5 x 13.25 x 16.25″
36517 Replacement 1/4 Size Cooler 6.9 x 3.4 x 13″ 10 x 6.4 x 15.5″
36518 Replacement Half Size Cooler 9.5 x 6.9 x 13″ 12.5 x 10 x 15.5″
36519 Replacement Full Size Cooler 17 x 9.5 x 13″ 20 x 12.75 x 15.5″
31188 Replacement Lid for 1/4 Size Cooler
31189 Replacement Lid for Half Size Cooler
31190 Replacement Lid for Full Size Cooler
56415 Replacement Handle for Overwrap Container
31162 Replacement Nylon Fabric Handle

Duramark® Shipper Protector

  • Keeps corrugated shippers looking new
  • Heavy-Duty plastic
  • Die-cut top for handle

The protective polybag prevents the build-up of airline labels and other adhesive stickers on our corrugated plastic shippers. The bag is attached prior to shipping with standard packing tape and is quickly removed at the delivery location.

Click here to download use instructions.

Part No. Description Packaging
31325 Protective Polybag for Corrugated Plastic Shipper 100/case

DeepFreeze™ Shipper by Nanocool

  • Requires less dry ice than other shippers
  • Lower overall transportation costs
  • Designed with novel spacer solution
  • Qualified in a constant 30°C environment

Long-haul DeepFreeze™ shippers are qualified to ship -65°C for up to 96 hours. Using high-performance vacuum insulated panels, DeepFreeze™ uses less dry ice than traditional frozen shippers.

Part No. Description ID OD Packaging
563404 DeepFreeze Shipper 6 x 6 x 4″ 12 x 11 x 11″ Each