Pluss Technologies

Focus Area: Vaccine Distribution and Supply Chain Management

Solution: Celsure® – temperature-controlled shipping containers that use Phase Change Materials (PCMs)

Geography: PAN India

Website:  http://www.pluss.co.in/

PLUSS® is a materials research and manufacturing company involved in the field of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) for thermal energy storage. Pluss provides a set of pre-qualified temperature-controlled shipping containers Celsure®, that maintains precise temperature between 2-8°C, 15-25°C and frozen (- 20°C) for up to five days. These containers are backed by Pluss’ proprietary technology that uses PCMs – advanced thermal energy storage materials that can store and release large amount of energy keeping the temperature constant without any external power supply. These solutions are used by pharma, diagnostics and biotech companies to pack and transport temperature sensitive drugs, vaccines, test kits, clinical trial samples and other heat labile products.

With support from SAMRIDH, Pluss will double the capacity of Celsure® boxes from 3,000 boxes per month to 6,000 boxes per month and establish local warehousing and PCM freezing facility at Hyderabad, Telangana to cater to the various vaccine manufacturers (Bharat Biotech, DRL, Biological E). This will help pharma and biotech companies – involved in the manufacturing and distribution of COVID-19 test kits, drugs and vaccines – in making timely deliveries. This intervention will ultimately benefit the population residing in underserved regions that face formidable challenges in cold-chain management.