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.
Vice President- Business Development, Pluss Advanced Technologies Udit is a management post-graduate specializing in Marketing & Finance from Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon and has a Bachelors in Technology in Biotechnology from Amity University, Noida, India. Udit has over 11 years of experience in the area of life sciences and healthcare. Before joining at Pluss, he has held different roles ranging from product management to business management in several companies in the life science industry including in Bio-Rad Laboratories and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Udit now leads healthcare and agriculture business verticals at Pluss - from strategizing the new product development to identifying business growth opportunities. He has won several awards in business management and product development and has been a speaker at several public and private conferences. One of the latest innovations he is working on is an affordable, electricity free infant warmer for low birth weight new born babies supported by BIRAC and CMC Vellore.