Covid-19 brought global supply chain to its knees. But what about the supply chain to fight the very pandemic? Collection of viral swab samples, diagnostic kits, and later, distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, all need a highly resilient and sustainable temperature-controlled supply chain. With over 70 % of 1.3 billion population still living in villages that are poorly connected to main stream transportation and are spread over a geography of 3.2 million square kilometres, temperature-controlled supply chain is a formidable challenge. Pluss Advanced Technologies, an Indian Innovator, ticks all checkboxes with their patented Phase Change Material (PCM) based temperature-controlled packaging- Celsure®, that is designed to provide over 120 hours of backup against the Indian extreme tropical climate without the risk of freezing the products.
M.D., Pluss Advanced Technologies Samit has an M.Sc. in Physics and Bachelor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India (1994). He also holds an M.S.in Electrical Engineering. from the University of Hawai’i, USA (1997). As MD at Pluss, Samit heads the overall strategy, marketing and finance portfolios. Pluss is committed to create value through products and services designed to benefit people and create a better world. With a belief that Energy access is going to be the key for a sustainable world, he has led the growth of energy storage materials and their applications at Pluss. A decade of work in smart materials allowed Pluss to become the leading player in enabling thermal energy storage products. He led his team to develop and create products – some of which were the first in the world – MiraCradle™, worlds first neonatal cooler can keep a baby cool for 3 days. This device has become the standard of care to treat birth asphyxiated babies in India. The challenge of moving pharmaceuticals and vaccines at the right temperature, was addressed through – Celsure™. Pluss went on to receive the CII’s – Most innovative MSME award twice – In 2015 and 2017. He has spoken at several national and international conferences over the years on promoting energy storage. Extremely passionate about Environment, he engages in Environment conservation through Advit Foundation, a Gurgaon, India based NGO. An avid marathoner, Samit has successfully completed the Los Angeles Marathon, the Delhi Half Marathon and the Mumbai Marathon.