Sysmex, in a joint effort with Yamato Logistics Co., Ltd.*
has succeeded in ultra-low temperature transportation while cutting down the use of dry ice.
In transporting reagents to be used for gene testing, the use of a dedicated truck and dry ice was required regardless of quantity, to fulfill advanced quality requirements, and this created a burden on the environment. To tackle this, we jointly conducted demonstration experiments with Yamato Logistics, and by using a specially designed carrier box, we were ableeliminate the use of dry ice in transportation in the frozen temperature range (negative 20 degrees C or below) and reduced the use of dry ice by half for ultra-low temperature transportation (negative 65 degrees C or below). Additionally, now that it is possible to load and transport together with regular transportation, we are able to reduce CO2
emissions from the dedicated trucks.
Moving forward, we will jointly conduct demonstration experiments to enable the long-distance transportation of items in the ultra-low temperature range without dry ice.
- Merged with Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. since April, 2021