Temperature-controlled packaging solutions provider Minnesota Thermal Science of Pelican BioPharma receives 2013 Global Supplier Award from Eli Lilly for providing significant business contribution to Eli Lilly's global objectives

PLYMOUTH, Minnesota , May 6, 2014 (press release) – Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS) - a Pelican BioPharma Company, and an industry leader in global temperature-controlled packaging solutions announced today they were one of eleven companies to receive a 2013 Global Supplier Award from Eli Lilly and Company. The Annual Lilly Global Supplier Award is to recognize suppliers who provided significant business contribution to Lilly's global objectives to Deliver Strong Business Results; Bold Leadership; and Speed Innovation – creating a competitive edge in their market.

"Working with Eli Lilly and Company has been extremely gratifying," stated Tom Anderson, MTS' Senior Vice President, upon acceptance of this prestigious award on April 30, 2014, along with David Hamlin, a MTS Senior Account Executive. Anderson goes on to add, "Lilly and MTS worked in partnership to meet each of Lilly's global objectives and very much look forward to continuing this rewarding relationship between two industry leaders."

Minnesota Thermal Science delivers global temperature-controlled packaging solutions that reduce payload risk, distribution costs and environmental impact by optimizing the use of patented, high-performance reusable and disposable thermally protected shipping containers. MTS offers a comprehensive range of Credo services and software solutions that uniquely support a complete lifecycle asset management distribution model.

"Receiving this award underscores our commitment to understanding our customers' initiatives and implementing innovative solutions and services that exceed their goals. It is reflective of the collaborative partnership established between both organizations and a commitment to excellence." said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Pelican Products Inc., the parent company of MTS.

Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

About Pelican Products, Inc.Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 19 countries, with 28 offices and seven manufacturing facilities across the globe. For more information, visit www.pelican.com/biopharma or www.behrmancap.com .

About Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS) Minnesota Thermal Science is a global cold chain logistics leader, providing patented and award winning temperature controlled packaging solutions. MTS provides advanced technology in thermal protection packaging solutions for the safe transport of pharmaceuticals, tissue, biologics, diagnostics and blood. For more information, visit www.mnthermalscience.com .

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