Product Announcement from Polar Tech Industries, Inc.

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Polar Tech Industries carries packaging for Category A Infectious Substances, Category B Infectious Substances, Exempt Human Specimens, and Exempt Animal Specimens.

Category A Infectious Substances must be certified by an independent laboratory as meeting the applicable triple packaging regulations of IATA (for air shipments) and DOT (for domestic ground shipments). In general, the required triple packaging includes: leak-proof 95 kPa primary receptacle(s); leak-proof 95 kPa (14psi) secondary packaging; absorbent material of sufficient quantity to absorb the entire contents of the primary receptacle(s); an itemized list of contents; and a properly labeled shipping carton.

Category B Infectious Packaging for substances in this Category must meet the triple packaging regulations of IATA (for air shipments) and DOT (for domestic ground shipments. In general, the required triple packaging includes: leak-proof primary receptacle(s); leak-proof 95 kPa (14psi) secondary packaging; absorbent material of sufficient quantity to absorb the entire contents of the primary receptacle(s); and a properly labeled outer shipping carton.

Exempt Human Specimen Shipping Models are perfect if there is a minimal likelihood that active pathogens are present in a specimen, that specimen can be shipped as an Exempt Human Specimen and the regulations applicable to infectious substance shipments are not applicable. Examples of routine tests that are considered exempt are: blood or urine tests for drugs, alcohol, cholesterol levels, glucose levels, hormone levels and/or prostate specific antigens; tests to monitor organ functions; therapeutic drug monitoring tests; pregnancy tests; and biopsies for cancer.

Exempt Animal Specimen Shipping Models are perfect if there is a minimal likelihood that active pathogens are present in a specimen, that specimen can be shipped as an Exempt Animal Specimen and the regulations applicable to infectious substance shipments are not applicable. Examples of routine tests that are considered exempt are: blood tests for hormone levels; most urine tests; tests to monitor organ functions; therapeutic drug monitoring tests; pregnancy tests; and biopsies for cancer.

 
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