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Specimen Transport Totes (STT)

Thermal Custom Packaging (TCP) Totes are quality insulated containers that keep sensitive materials at desired temperatures with the use of custom-made TCP Phase Change Materials (PCMs). Each Tote has an internal formed well making them durable, easy to clean and sanitize.

All of our PCMs are Non-Hazardous, Non-Toxic, Reusable with a Multi-Year Shelf Life. Our PCMs end the need for dry ice, ice or gel packs that do not maintain the desired temperature and are poorly made. The PCM is put in an almost indestructible hard outer shell specifically engineered to fit our Tote units.

Specimen Transport Tote Brochure

A full product summary is available via a downloadable PDF document.

Case Options

The Specimen Transport Tote comes in a variety of sizes to suit your medical transport requirements.
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Small

Three pound hard shell PCMs fit the small Tote unit.
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Medium

Three pound hard shell PCMs fit the medium Tote unit.

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Large

Two and a half pound hard shell PCMs fit the large Tote unit.

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Field Tested and Used Daily by Medical Professionals

Small Specimen Transport Totes

Outside diameter 14.4” long x 10” wide x 14” deep
Inside diameter 10 1/2” long x 6.3” wide x 10.8” deep
Inside diameter at well bottom is 10.3” long x 6.10” wide
The unit weighs 4.3 pounds
Document window on front and back
ID window on each side
Includes shoulder strap

Three pound hard shell PCMs fit the small Tote unit and are available with:
1. Refrigerated PCO
2. Frozen PC-7
3. Frozen PC-16
4. Ultra-Cold PC-21
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Medium Specimen Transport Totes

Outside diameter 15 1/2” long x 14.4” wide x 16.9 deep
Inside diameter 10.5” long x 9.3” wide x 12.1” deep
Inside diameter at well bottom is 10.4” long x 9” wide
The unit weighs 5.3 pounds
Document window on front and back
ID window on each side

Three pound hard shell PCMs fit the medium Tote unit and are available with:
1. Refrigerated PCO
2. Frozen PC-7
3. Frozen PC-16
4. Ultra-Cold PC-21

Large Specimen Transport Totes

Outside diameter 22.6” long x 13” wide x 14” deep
Inside diameter 19.8” long x 10.2” wide x 11.5” deep
Inside diameter at well bottom is 18.4” long x 8.8” wide
Removable insulated partition allowing for two different temperature zones
The unit weighs 8 pounds
Document window on front and back
ID window on each side
Document window on top

Two and a half pound hard shell PCMs fit the large Tote unit and are available with:
1. Refrigerated PCO
2. Frozen PC-7
3. Frozen PC-16
4. Ultra-Cold PC-21
The large Tote uses two of our 2.5# hard shells, one above and one below the payload.
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Specimen Transport Tote Test Results

Any of our Tote units can be fitted with either a refrigerated, frozen or ultra-cold PCM unit depending on need.
In the figures below, the red line is the payload area and the black line is the environmental temperature.

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Frozen

Small Tote was tested with our custom 3 pounds of TCIP PC-7 (-7 centigrade PCM) and remained Frozen for over 26 hours (below 0 centigrade).
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Ultra-Cold

Tested with 5 pounds of pc-21 (-21 centigrade PCM) and remained refrigerated for over 26 hours (below -10 centigrade)

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Refrigerated

Our Large Tote was tested with 5 pounds of PC0 (0 centigrade PCM) and remained refrigerated for over 26 hours (below 7 centigrade)

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Ultra-Cold Allograft Tote

Hospitals maintain allografts in ultra-cold refrigerators between -80 C to -40 C as this qualifies for a shelf life of up to 5 years. In accordance with the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) standards, those allografts can be stored above -40 C and below -20 C for 72 hours and be returned to long-term storage.
Many facilities use dry ice to transport the allografts from storage to the surgical suite. Dry ice must be purchased, is classified as dangerous, and cannot be stored, as it will go back to the gaseous state quickly.
TCP has been using an ultracold -21 Centigrade Phase Change Material (PC-21) to maintain allograft for the United States Military and civilian hospitals for transport to the surgical suite. The PC-21 is a nontoxic reusable Phase Change Material (PCM) capable of being stored for years without losing efficacy. A graph of those results from our hospital is shown above. In summary, the allograft payload was maintained below -21 C in our tote for 29 hours.

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Experience in the Field

A History in the Medical Field

TCP is dedicated to the medical and first responders communities. Read more about how TCP developed a portable blood bank, using Phase Change Materials (PCMs), to maintain the precise temperatures required to store and transport blood.