Panasonic VIXELL

Constant Temperature
Transportation Solution

A breakthrough in constant temperature transportation

Panasonic VIXELL is designed to meet the challenges of cold chain transportation for biopharmaceuticals, investigational drugs, vaccines and other items that require strict temperature controls.

VIXELL features patented vacuum insulation and in-box health-monitoring technology for guaranteed insulation performance, goods protection and long-lasting cooling power. VIXELL’s vacuum insulation technology has been developed by Panasonic leveraging more than 70 years experience in thermal insulation technologies.

A reusable solution for transportation

Disposable polystyrene cooling boxes are often thrown away after a single use leading to increased waste and carbon emissions with the associated negative environmental impacts.

VIXELL from Panasonic provides a reusable solution for the transportation of pharmaceutical products. As VIXELL boxes can be used over and over again they help reduce waste as well as the environmental impact of transportation.


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Keeping the cool in your cold chain

 VIXELL’s Key Features

  • The ability to cool and keep to a constant temperature for much longer transportation times with Panasonic’s Patented design.
  • A reusable solution reducing waste and the carbon footprint compared to disposable boxes.
  • High levels of durability and integrity providing protection from drops and vibration during transportation
  • Flexible configuration to suit a variety of temperature zones.
  • Wireless in-box health monitoring providing the ability to check the safety of the box every time you use it.
  • IoT connectivity
  • Easy use and maintenance

VIXELL cooling boxes are helping specialist logistics and delivery companies around the world to transport temperature-controlled goods further, for longer.

VIXELL in action

Last-mile transportation

VIXELL is ideal as a cooling box for last-mile transport to medical facilities. Ultimate cooling performance and built-in wireless vacuum sensor for pre-journey insulation inspection, means products can be transported to multiple destinations safely.


International transportation

VIXELL is ideal for importing investigational drugs and biopharmaceuticals from overseas destinations. Long cooling times allow for transport from the country of origin to destination without the need for refrigerant transhipment.

DTP (Direct to Patient) transportation

VIXELL can be used to transport refrigerated and investigational products when patients / clinical trial subjects cannot visit the hospital or medical centre.


Temporary storage

VIXELL can be used for temporary storage of medical supplies in case of power outage due to due to unforeseen events, including natural disasters.


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Benefits for you and your customers

A smarter structure and long-time cooling

No joints. No cold leakage.

Conventional insulated boxes are manufactured by joining Vacuum Insulated panels (VIPs) together, but cool air commonly leaks through the gaps where the panels join. VIXELL virtually eliminates cold air leakage from joints. How? By doing away with joints altogether.


VIXELL’s thermal insulation layer (the most important part of a cooling box) utilises Panasonic’s patented Vacuum Insulated Case (VIC) design, a seamless, integrally-moulded body, with no joints. As a result, -75 °C ± 15 °C can be maintained for up to 18 days.*

* The vacuum insulated cooling box Type-L (AE-V 12 UXR) houses a dry ice thermal storage unit (AE-V 12 DXR) and 34 kg of dry ice is filled in the cooling box and storage box. Including only a simulated product of size 231 x 231 x 40 mm, measure the number of days the temperature is maintained at 30 °C and -75 °C ± 15 °C.


Strength, stamina and shock absorption

Protection from drops and vibrations

Unlike VIPs, which are covered in a thin layer of aluminium and plastic film, the VIXELL cooling box is covered in a plastic sheet layer. This gives it outstanding durability and resistance to cracks. Both inside and out are protected by a ‘buffer’ layer, helping reduce the risk of damage should the box be subjected to drops or vibrations during transportation.

Even if the dry ice sublimates and reduces in volume, VIXELL’s buffer layer prevents the storage area carrying the contents from bumping into the outer case.


Adaptable to different temperature zones

Thinking inside the box

Appropriate transportation temperatures are determined by the type of drugs and vaccines in question. With traditional coolers, it can often be necessary to change the outer box for each and every set temperature range.

But with VIXELL, the same outer box can cater to 4 different temperature zones (5°C to 20°C; 3°C to 5°C; -20°C to 5°C, and -75°C to 15°C) by simply changing the inner thermal storage unit. Conserving resources, saving budget, and enhancing work efficiency.

Every VIXELL outer box can cater to 4 different temperature zones, ranging from -90°C to 25°C

Wireless in-box health monitoring

For pre-journey peace of mind

Transportation or long-term use very often damages or deteriorates traditional vacuum insulation products, diminishing their insulation performance. VIXELL’s VIC is equipped with a built-in NFC wireless vacuum sensor that uses contactless power supply technology, so thermal insulation performance can be easily checked before a journey by simply placing the box on a dedicated inspection board.

IoT connectivity

Monitor internal conditions, externally Unlike conventional VIPs – which are covered in aluminium film – VICs are made from aluminium-free resin, allowing the transmission of radio waves for communication. So, VIXELL cool boxes with temperature ranges of 15°C-25°C and 2°C-8°C, can easily connect to IoT devices. By installing temperature or GPS sensors inside, users can monitor the internal condition of the box without having to open it.

VIXELL’s VIC is equipped with a built-in NFC wireless vacuum sensor that uses contactless power supply technology. Conduct a health check by simply placing the box on a dedicated inspection board.


Find out how VIXELL could help your business with constant temperature transportation.