Stillwater biomedical transport packaging firm is a good example of Oklahoma innovation

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 By: Scott Meacham Source: NewsOK

It's a challenge to transport blood. The same is true for donor organs and tissue.

Blood and other biomaterials are very sensitive to changes in temperature. Industry standard packaging solutions provide limited insulation capacity, low impact-resistance, and are prone to heating or freezing; shippers are continually seeking proven packaging solutions that reduce loss of contents, reduce the costs per unit shipped, and are more “green.”

A team of scientist/entrepreneurs in Stillwater, with comprehensive functional expertise in applied biomedical engineering, materials science, chemistry, and architecture, have invented a solution.

Their startup — MaxQ Research — provides packaging systems that are specially designed to hold and transfer refrigerated, controlled room temperature, or frozen biological materials, such as packed red blood cells, whole blood, platelets, or plasma, as well as tissue specimen and organs. The Max+ Shippers hold more volume, have superior insulation properties, and offer higher impact resistance.

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