Covid-19 vaccine last-mile delivery
& data monitoring
Last-mile delivery of millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses at temperatures down to -78°C means a huge challenge for the logistics. Tec4med provides you with the safest way to guarantee the temperature and to record it automatically. Made and Hosted in Germany Learn more
The challenges of Covid-19 vaccine transport in the last mile
The transport of Covid-19 vaccines faces some unique challenges that go beyond the typical challenges of pharmaceutical companies.
As soon as the first vaccine doses are available, they must be transported as quickly and safely as possible. Transportation (in large refrigerated containers or trucks) from the laboratory to the distribution centers is less of a challenge than distribution to the individual vaccination centers, doctors' offices, and hospitals. This is because the cold chain of the vaccine doses must be guaranteed at all times.
New transport partners, new lanes, and innovative modes are increasing the shipment risk. For areas with good logistical infrastructure, this should be manageable but the challenges arise as the vaccines need to be shipped all around the globe.
As the vaccines require an unbroken cold chain, a temperature of down to -80 °C must be guaranteed during the entire transport and storage period. Maintaining the temperature range requires the use of the correct transport and storage means.
The solution: Covid-19 vaccine shipment monitoring
What most vaccines have in common is that they are bound to an unbroken cold chain: Low-temperature data loggers are specifically designed for use with vaccines. These operate safely even under extreme conditions and can monitor the compliance to the preconditioned temperature ranges. If the temperature range exceeds, alarms will be automatically sent to the distributor.
The Covid-19 vaccine transports require thermal shippers which are specially manufactured for the transport of extremely sensitive temperature-controlled products. It must be prevented that the vaccines become unusable due to temperature excesses. For this purpose, mainly PCM elements and dry ice are used.
Tec4med’s solutions for temperature-controlled logistics are precisely where the challenges in cold chain logistics arise: Such as cool boxes, the devices for data recording, or the software for monitoring and maintaining temperature ranges.
4l, 11l, 23l, & 50l
with PCM or dry ice
Cold chain down to -80°C
Reusable and sustainable
Temperature (-200° to +80°C)
humidity, shock, GPS
> 1 year
Calibrated for GDP compliance (ISO, NIST)
21 CFR Part11
Of the CryoBeacon
Alarms, reports, uploads & archive
Quality and compliance is in our DNA
Tec4med Lifescience GmbH is an established company from the Rhein-Main area with headquarters in Darmstadt. With the development of secure monitoring solutions for the pharmaceutical & logistics industry, we offer you supply chain transparency and product safety as well as security and certainty in highly validated, compliant solutions.
From development to manufacturing, to quality control; all Tec4med products are made in Germany and are developed and manufactured according to the standards DIN EN 13485 and FDA 21 CFR Part 820 as a medical device manufacturer. Also we guarantee the security of your data by the server location in Germany and the latest encryption technology.
We offer every customer a complete training and introduction to the simple use of our products with satisfaction guarantee. In addition, you can contact us at any time with questions or problems via our customer support. Tec4med embeds Quality in every single process. We develop, test and provide you with robust, compliant monitoring solutions.
An individual consultation for your specific application is a matter of course for us, contact us!