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Coldpack[TM] AirLiner[R] Receives Prestigious International Industry Awards.

Pharmapack and FPA Awards Acknowledge AirLiner for its Ability to Transport Vital Vaccines to Remote Global Locations

SAN DIEGO -- Coldpack[TM], an innovative insulated packaging solutions leader, announced today that its AirLiner([R]) product, used in tandem with the company's AntiFreeze Vaccine Backpack, has recently received two top international industry honors. First, the Cold Chain Award from Pharmapack and next, the Flexible Packaging Association's (FPA) 2009 Gold Achievement Award, along with the Special Citation for Social Responsibility.

Coldpack's AirLiner([R]) technology, used in conjunction with its AntiFreeze Vaccine Backpack, was recognized by each respective organization for its role in helping to maintain and transport temperature-sensitive immunizations in an eco-friendly package. The prestigious European Pharmapack Cold Chain Award highlights innovations in professional packaging or products that aid in the transport of medicines, health products and medical devices, and was bestowed to Coldpack during a recent conference in Paris. The FPA 2009 Gold Achievement Award in Packaging Excellence honored the thermal insulating achievements of Coldpack's AntiFreeze Backpack. The Special Citation for Social Responsibility was granted to the AirLiner([R]) for innovatively addressing societal and wellness issues. The latter recognized Coldpack's designation by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an "approved vaccine transportation system." Approved providers help to solve the challenge of safely and successfully facilitating the transport of priority temperature-sensitive medical vaccines.

AirLinerby Coldpackis a revolutionary inflatable, insulating liner that easily converts any container into a cooler. A smarter alternative to traditional foam packing solutions, AirLiner not only provides superior insulation, but also protects and cushions 400 percent better than Styrofoam to provide an eco-friendly packaging solution. It enables shippers expediting perishables to maintain a temperature-controlled environment, improving the presentation and extending the quality of their brands--all while reducing supply chain costs and the shippers' eco-footprint. The product is manufactured using layers of reflective barrier film that are sealed into a proprietary design, thereby blocking heat transfer and keeping vaccines protected longer.

The AntiFreeze Vaccine Backpack featuring AirLiner technology was designed to help those involved in the transit of vital vaccines and pharmaceuticals ensure that the cold supply chain remains stable - safeguarding the efficacy of immunizations. The AntiFreeze Vaccine Backpack has successfully met the rigorous certification and testing process of the WHO to achieve the designation of an "approved vaccine transportation provider."

"These important international awards are validation that AirLiner can play a positive role in the supply chain - especially for the 'last mile' of the cold chain process where it is crucial to deliver needed vaccines and medical items in an insulated, temperature-controlled package," commented Coldpack CEO, Etienne P. Snollaerts. "The AirLiner has tremendous potential to significantly advance the way pharmaceuticals are shipped, helping them reach those who need them the most. We are honored to be recognized on an international level."

About Coldpack:

Coldpack([TM]) is an innovative insulated packaging company, which provides cold chain solutions for the shipping of temperature-sensitive products worldwide. Its primary product, AirLiner([R]), is a revolutionary inflatable, insulating liner that easily converts a corrugated box into a cooler. The technology, which was developed under a U.S. Department of Energy grant at a U.C. Lawrence Berkeley lab, has won numerous industry awards including the Flexible Packaging Association's (FPA) Achievement Award, Special Citation for Social Responsibility and the FPA Innovation Showcase's Highest Achievement Award, Technical Innovation Gold Award and Environmental Achievement Gold Award.

Coldpack has been designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an approved vaccine transportation provider and was selected for successfully addressing the challenge of avoiding destructive temperature fluctuations in packaging.

Originally founded in 2000, today, Coldpack's United States operations are located in a 25,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in San Diego, Calif., with European offices in Paris, France. For more information, visit www.coldpacksystem.com.
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