The sustainment and management of temperature controlled logistics in the deployed environment is a constant challenge for militaries. Having the right infrastructure could save lives on the battlefield, as it would enable blood, medicine and oxygen to be transported to the injured soldiers when it is most critical. Developed 15 years ago, the award-winning Golden Hour technology aims to address this critical need, and makes blood available on the battlefield to treat critically-wounded soldiers during the first hour after injury.
Ahead of their participation at this year’s Deployed Medical & Healthcare Delivery conference, Defence iQ had the opportunity to gain exclusive insight from Mark Jezierski, Business Development Manager, Peli BioThermal about their Golden Hour technology, the critical characteristics of a thermal packaging product in a military context and the evolution of the requirements in an increasingly complex operating environment.
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The availability of equipment and material has a huge impact on the effectiveness of the delivery of deployed medical care, and it is all coming down to a robust procurement process. As the commercial sector is gradually viewed as the key to providing tailored solutions, a few questions remain: is there enough communication and cooperation between them and the military?
Ahead of Medical Support Operations 2018, Defence IQ had the opportunity to discuss with Dr. Robert Balazs, Technical Medical Officer at the General and Cooperative Services Programme at the NATO Support and Procurement Agency and speaker at the conference, on his views on the cooperation between the commercial sector and the military in the latter's procurement process. In this exclusive interview, he tells us how he thinks that relationship can be improved to enhance the delivery of deployed medical care.
A humanitarian disaster presents unique challenges to the deployed medical care teams, notably when it comes to diseases, as the lack of local infrastructure and poor local hygiene compromise their containment.
In this exclusive interview with Colonel Henrik Staunstrup, Surgeon Commander and MEDADV of the Army Staff from the Danish Armed Forces and speaker at Medical Support Operations 2018, discover how his expeditionary force are delivering self-sustaining capabilities, ready to respond quickly to any emergency.
Ahead of Medical Support Operations 2018, Defence IQ sought to understand what challenges in terms of security, procurement and cross-sector partnerships the deployed medical care market experiences. In this exclusive infographic, learn what more than 300 experts think of the effectiveness of military-industry collaboration, pressing capability development priorities, the current threats they are experiencing and the industry solutions that have the most potential.