Please see photos below from recent ZipThaw research in San Diego.
Preparing ZipThaw at the San Diego Blood Bank for testing a new application, mRNA recovery following freezing and thawing. With the ability to control the rate of thawing using ZipThaw and ZipSleeve, we hope to demonstrate optimal recovery of mRNA from a frozen state within minutes.
Last week CEO and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Farideh Bischoff, and Director of National Accounts Linda Fabian, traveled to the East Coast to present ZipThaw to several government and military health institutions. It was a great trip; we’re grateful for the enthusiastic interest in ZipThaw and for their recent purchases.
In DC, Virginia and Georgia, Farideh and Linda presented ZipThaw to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, to the Armed Services Blood Program at the Defense Health Agency, and to scientists at the Winn Army Community Hospital.
As we’ve refined and updated ZipThaw, we’ve now released a new brochure to keep up with the changes and findings. ZipThaw now thaws to two present temperatures — 15°C for ice-free thawing — and 31°C for transfusion. We also recently conducted studies thawing Covid convalescent plasma and found that ZipThaw preserves maximum antibody levels.
We’re delighted with the media attention after Congressman Richard Neal, Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, toured Boyd Technologies’ facility and saw ZipThaw and ZipSleeve in action. Boyd is our manufacturing partner in Lee, Massachusetts for ZipSleeves — a state of the art protective sleeve with special sensors that precisely measure plasma temperature. ZipThaw is the world’s first plasma thawing medical device that is dry, light-weight, accurate and easy to use.
ZipThaw devices are ready for shipping to blood banks, hospitals, distributors and others in the USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Thailand, Qatar, Kuwait, Argentina, Israel, Sweden, Norway and Mexico.
All ZipThaw202s are assembled and manufactured in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA by Minnetronix under contract with FreMon Scientific. All ZipSleeves are manufactured in Lee, Massachusetts, USA by Boyd Technologies also under contract with FreMon Scientific.
Dr. Farideh Bischoff, FreMon Scientific CEO and Chief Science Officer, and the entire FreMon Scientific Team wish to thank both Minnetronix and Boyd for their outstanding teams of dedicated staff. Their years of medical product design and manufacturing expertise help make the most advanced blood products warming and thawing technology possible. Together we save lives.
During these uncertain times, FreMon Scientific remains focused on manufacturing ZipThaw and ZipSleeves to supply hospitals and clinical labs across the world with safe, clean, portable and fast plasma thawing devices.
We’re wrapping up our second trade show in the Middle East this week. We had over 500 attendees at the FreMon Scientific booth at Arab Health and MedLab Middle East, back-to-back trade shows in beautiful Dubai.