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.
Thawing of frozen mRNA samples with ZipThaw at the Translational Virology Core Lab at UC San Diego.
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.
For our first stop, we visited the Blood Lab Team at the Winn Army Community Hospital in Fort Stewart, Georgia. We’re thank them for inviting us to their facility to demonstrate the value of the ZipThaw plasma thawing device.
Linda Fabian entering the Winn Army Community Hospital in Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Then we went to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. We’re thankful they requested a demonstration of the ZipThaw to thaw viral vector:
Linda Fabian demonstrating ZipSleeve.
Linda Fabian with a loaded ZipSleeve.
Farideh and Linda with NCI NIH clinicians.
Then we visited the Defense Health Headquarters where we demonstrated ZipThaw to COL Audra Taylor, Division Chief, Armed Services Blood Program, and LT Tamara Clayton. Branch Chief, Armed Services Blood Program.
Farideh with COL Audra Taylor and LT Tamara Clayton.
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.
ZipThaw202s 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.