VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, AmerisourceBergen announced significant technology upgrades to its Cubixx storage and inventory management solution, which allows health care providers and patients to conveniently and safely store critical, temperature-sensitive medications in their offices, hospitals or homes. Through the recent advancements, Cubixx units are now more energy efficient, maintain temperature within 1 degree at all times, provide enhanced RFID inventory tracking and feature replaceable parts for easy maintenance.
As pharmaceutical manufacturers continue to innovate and produce specialty medications, there is often a greater need for precise temperature controls. Leveraging solid state refrigeration technology powered by only 40 watts – less energy than a single light bulb – Cubixx’s increased energy efficiency can cut costs, saving patients on their energy bills and allowing a wider range of patients to access this ground breaking technology and the highly specialized therapeutics it stores. Previously, this service was only available via compressor refrigerators, which could cost up to $400 in energy expenses per year to operate.
“The patients and physicians who use Cubixx daily are at the forefront of personalized medicine. They need solutions that will allow them to store unique, temperature-sensitive medication more reliably, and we’re proud to be the partner to make that possible,” said Chris Flori, Vice President, Business Innovation at Cubixx Solutions, a part of AmerisourceBergen. “Medicine today is constantly evolving, and we’re dedicated to convening and working with the best partners to ensure our products, services and support are not only keeping pace but also industry-leading. Cubixx is a perfect example of that commitment to innovation.”
Working with solid state innovator Phononic’s EvolveTM solid state refrigerators, Cubixx integrated refrigeration systems move heat through a solid-state heat pump and natural refrigerant, which creates a uniformly cold chamber for specialty pharmaceutical storage. Evolve products deliver more accurate temperature control, and feature U.S.-manufactured semiconductor heat pumps that allow for stricter quality control and a sustainable footprint. Cubixx now maintains better product integrity within tighter temperature variations and gathers valuable excursion data for manufacturers of complex specialty therapies.
Additionally, in partnership with SimplyRFID, Cubixx refrigerators will now contain modular and removable parts that allow for on-site maintenance and lower replacement costs. Patients and physicians can have upgrades, modifications and repairs made to specific parts of the unit ad-hoc and on-site where possible, instead of a total unit replacement. With Cubixx units currently being used in 15 countries around the world, Cubixx is also compliant with most global regulatory requirements.
AmerisourceBergen is one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies, helping both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers improve patient access to products and enhance patient care. With services ranging from drug distribution and niche premium logistics to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services, AmerisourceBergen delivers innovative programs and solutions across the pharmaceutical supply channel in human and animal health. With over $145 billion in annual revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, and employs approximately 19,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #12 on the Fortune 500 list. For more information, go to www.amerisourcebergen.com.
Phononic is innovating semiconductor solutions that revolutionize cooling and heating. Named to CNBC’s 2016 Disruptor 50 list, the Company’s disruptive solid-state approach displaces compressors, heat sinks, and fans with products that are smart and sustainable. Backed by a diversified and global mix of venture and private equity investors, Phononic’s products can be applied to everything from refrigerators to fiber optics, removing the barriers of traditional incumbents and ushering in a new era of cooling and heating. For more information visit www.phononic.com or follow us on Twitter @PhononicRTP.