MedActiv Product Info
MedActiv Cooler Bags
MedActiv bags are designed to improve your lifestyle with the freedom to travel knowing that their medication is kept at exactly the right temperature. The information below is provided to assist you finding the right product for your application.
An overview of MedActiv medication cooler products to help you to find the right solution for your temperature sensitive medications. This summary tables the various bag options, the bag performance properties and sizes.
View or download a product manual sheet for each of the MedActiv medication cooler bag. Each product manual provides informtion on its temperature range, recommended uses, size of bag and weight.
Testing your Bag
"How to test your isothermic bag" - an article written by Uwe Diegel, founder of MedActiv, on how to test the MedActiv products to ensure they perform as designed for normal conditions and the environment they will be required to be used in.
Travelling with Meds
There are many misconceptions about diabetes and insulin, and quite often the things that seem quite obvious to your doctor are a complete mystery to you. This “A to Z of traveling with diabetes” was developed by MedActiv with a team of specialists and international medical consultants. We try to provide you with information that is factual and current.
Download a travel certificate and ask your doctor to complete it. This travel certificate says that you have diabetes and that you should not be separated from your medicine, and that this medicine should be stored at a temperature between 2 and 8°C. You can download a certificate from the MedActiv Australia website by clicking the button below.
Temperature Guidelines for Epipen’s
Adrenaline (ephinephrine) autoinjectors such as the EpiPen, should ideally be stored in a cool dark place at room temperature, between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius. They must not be refrigerated, as temperatures below 15 degrees Celsius may damage the autoinjector mechanism. They should be stored in an insulated wallet if the temperature is warmer than 25 degrees Celsius or colder than 15 degrees Celsius, or if they are carried in a bag and subject to fluctuating temperatures. The EasyBag Single and EasyBag Classic are ideal for the storage and transportation of your Epipen autoinjectors and will maintain the pen within the recommended temperature range.
Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)
Maintaining Cold Chain Storage in the Australian Outback
The Central Australian Retrieval Service (CARS) responds to requests for medical evacuation across an area of 1.6 million square kilometres in Central Australia.
This includes remote Aboriginal communities of between 20 and 1000 people, cattle stations, and the touristareas of Uluru and Watarrka. Due to the distances involved, the vast majority of these retrievals take place by fixed wing aircraft, utilising the resources of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations. Most of the medications required for treatment of these patients are carried by RFDS, but on occasion, the retrieval doctor needs to bring additional therapeutic agents from the hospital, such as blood products or snake antivenom.
Snake antivenom is heat sensitive and needs to be stored between 2-8°C. In Central Australia where outdoor temperatures can go up to 40°C or higher in summer, it is paramount that we have a means of cold chain storage for transportation of antivenom. If the antivenom is exposed to high temperatures for a significant amount of time, it may need to be discarded as its stability may be affected. This results in significant wastage and costs involved to the hospital.
In order to maintain cold chain storage during transport of antivenom, the service will trial a cool storage container. The trial will utilise the iCool MediCube from MedActiv to store antivenom during transportation. We will be placing a temperature probe inside the bag in order to monitor the temperatures to which the antivenom is exposed to. Once a month, the data log from the temperature probe will be downloaded and any temperature excursions will be reviewed. It is our hope that with this new system in place, we will be able to preserve the integrity of the antivenom during our missions and return them into circulation if they have not been used.
What makes MedActiv bags the right choice to protect your valuable and sensitive medications
Where to Buy
Click n Collect
Pharmacy Click & Collect is a convenient way to locate then purchase any product from the MedActiv range and collect from a pharmacy close to you. This secure platform allows you to:
- Enter your postcode
- View the local pharmacies who stock the product
- Order and pay online
- Collect in-store within 3 business hours
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some of the common questions relating to travelling with temperature sensitive medications and short video by Uwe Diegel on "Transporting your Insulin"
Testimonials and reviews from some of our customers