New strategic alliance in pharma-logistics

Swiss-based manufacturer of temperature controlled containers, SkyCell, and DuPont, which manufacturers DuPont Tyvek brand thermal cargo covers, will share know-how and focus energies in the transportation of temperature sensitive goods

The formal partnership is expected to lead to transformational innovations in temperature monitoring, shipment tracking, asset management and ‘smart’ data-driven services, with an aim to maintain the physical and clinical integrity of pharmaceuticals in transit.

Top: DuPont Tyvek cargo covers. Below: Skycell tempeature controlled containers.

“DuPont is a firm believer in the potential of strategic alliances like this one where each party can leverage its respective strength for powerful solutions,” said Christian Marx, Vice President and General Manager of Tyvek and Typar. “There is a strong strategic fit between DuPont and SkyCell and we see this as an important step in complementing our Tyvek Cargo Covers offering and expanding our market capability with high-performance solutions for an increasingly sophisticated pharmaceutical supply chain.”

The alliance will harness the strengths of two companies to better define and meet the needs of customers around the world.

Under the terms of the agreement DuPont will gain access to SkyCell’s remote temperature-management solutions and expertise and acquire marketing rights to the SkyCell portfolio of insulated shipping containers.

The SkyCell containers will be marketed by DuPont alongside its Tyvek products enabling the company to provide an full breadth of high-tech temperature management solutions. SkyCell, on the other hand, will be in a position to tap into the renowned technical resource of DuPont and will benefit from the DuPont global network especially in emerging markets and the Asia-Pacific region.

“With a shared vision of better leveraging data in the supply chain of sensitive pharmaceuticals, this partnership will help us play our part in ensuring that medicines, vaccines and other health-related treatments get to the final patients in a safe, sustainable and timely manner” added Richard Ettl, CEO of SkyCell.

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