Cryopak Industries Inc.

Cryopak Industries Inc.

January 17, 2006 09:00 ET

Cryopak Announces Program with Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 17, 2006) - Cryopak Industries Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CYK) today announced that it has been selected as the supplier of all critical cold chain components for a physicians program launched by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (

Under this program, Ontario physicians will be provided with a portable cooler and coolants for use in the safe transportation of vaccines from each of the provinces 34 regional health centres to local hospitals, clinics and patients.

"We are pleased to have been selected to work with the professionals at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and look forward to the opportunity to assist the physicians, nurses and their patients throughout the province," stated Mr. Martin Carsky, President & CEO of Cryopak.

About the Ontario Ministry of Health

The ministry is responsible for administering the health care system and providing services to the Ontario public through such programs as health insurance, drug benefits, assistive devices, care for the mentally ill, long term care, home care, community and public health, and health promotion and disease prevention. It also regulates hospitals and nursing homes, operates psychiatric hospitals and medical laboratories, and co-ordinates emergency health services. Created by the Public Health Act of 1882 as the first permanent health care administrative body in the province, the Ministry of Health was originally known as the Provincial Board of Health of Ontario and became the Department of Health in 1925. In 1930, the Department of Hospitals was established under the direction of the first Minister of Health; that Department became a division of the Department of Health in 1934. Insured hospital services and insured physicians' services, introduced in 1959 and 1966 respectively, were combined under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) in 1972. The Department of Health became the Ministry of Health in 1971, and then the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in June 1999.

About Cryopak

With ISO 9001:2000 certified facilities in Vancouver and Montreal, we are a leading provider of temperature-controlling products and solutions serving global pharmaceutical companies, as well as fine North American retailers and consumer goods companies. In our pharmaceutical business we engineer solutions and supply products that help our customers safely transport their temperature sensitive vaccines. In our retail business, we develop, manufacture and sell reusable ice substitutes, flexible hot and cold compresses, reusable gel ice and instant hot and cold packs. These products are marketed under such popular brand names as Ice-Pak™, Flexible Ice™ Blanket, Simply Cozy®, and Flex Pak™. We also manufacture these same products under private label for many well-known consumer goods companies. Our shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CYK. For more information about Cryopak, please visit our website address at:

Contact Information

  • Cryopak Industries Inc.
    Martin Carsky
    President and CEO