According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost 20% of temperature-sensitive health care products are damaged during transport due to broken cold chain. With the pandemic coming from the new virus SARSCoV-2, and a race to get temperature sensitive vaccines out quicker, more attention is being paid to the efficiency and effectiveness of the vaccine cold chain.

The vaccine cold chain is made of both active refrigeration during shipping and warehousing along with monitored boxes called vacuum insulated parcels (VIP). VIPs can have active refrigeration through grid or battery power and are typically supplemented with dry ice as passive refrigeration. Combined, the transport refrigeration and VIPs work together to ensure vaccines are stored at the proper temperatures from the factory to the distribution centers.

Learn more about Sensata's Vaccine Cold Chain solution.