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November 3, 2014 2:30 PM, EST

UPS Expands Cryogenic Shipping Options

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UPS Inc. is expanding its cryogenic shipping option for health-care customers with real-time tracking and intervention options.

Temperature True Cryo provides visibility for cryogenic shipments at every stage through the supply chain, according to UPS.

As part of the service, customers can use liquid nitrogen stored in dry vapor form to keep products frozen at minus 150 degrees for up to 10 days while in transit.

“The value and irreplaceable nature of products requiring cryopreservation highlight the need for a combination of cryogenic capability and financial risk mitigation,” John Menna, vice president of global strategy for health-care logistics, said in a statement.

“There is a growing spectrum of demand across tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, gene therapy, biopharmaceutical research and reproductive health, and we are excited to add UPS Temperature True Cryo to meet our clients’ needs,” Menna said.

UPS ranks No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.