It was “World Environment Day” recently. So its revelant on this occassion to think about how your purchasing practices impact the environment. Manufacturers of foam products use chemicals … No suprise there! But while most of the companies in the world use “approved” chemicals, there is evidence that some companies in China use banned chemicals that harm the environment; specifically the ozone layer.
A bit size summary of the WHO’s annex 9 on temperature mapping of storage areas for pharmaceuticals.
In terms of supply chain logistics, think for a moment the amount of effort that is normally involved with shipping items that need temperature controlled environments at all times. Using a standard courier is off the table, as you have no real way to guarantee that they’ll have the ability to offer what you’re looking […]
There was some concern in the United States when a government investigation turned up findings that almost 23 percent of pharmaceuticals distributed in the country are of unknown efficacy. This consequently put the integrity of the cold chain under the spotlight. There was much question as to how compliant the related businesses were to the […]
There are items that require ultra-special handling during manufacture, storage, and distribution. Care that is needed when dealing with something that is temperature sensitive. Vaccines are also usually stored in breakable vials so they need extra packaging to keep them from breaking in transport. Pharmaceuticals, medicines for clinical trials, blood products, organs, and biological substances, […]
Temperature mapping technology has greatly contributed to the improvement of the cold chain process. Without it, temperature-sensitive items are compromised, which could mean loss of profit as well as liability. Temperature Mapping Guidelines The practice of temperature mapping involves the recording and monitoring of variations in temperature in a three-dimensional (3D) space. This is often […]
Due to the sensitive nature of pharmaceutical and biochemical products, manufacturers and distributors are under pressure to keep these products within their recommended temperature levels. Failure to do so can result in loss of profit and even reputation. A lot of things can happen while transporting these products from the manufacturing plant to the distribution […]
One of Sydney’s largest Clinical Research Organizations is now using CoolPac’s Polyurethane Foam Insulated Shippers to ship its research material internationally. Before CoolPac’s involvement each of their consignments required up to 12kg of dry ice as well as in-transit top-ups. With CoolPac’s involvement, the dry ice requirement was reduced by half and the need for […]
When it comes to cold chain distribution, it is paramount that all involved facilities and units maintain a stable temperature during the storage and shipping of products. Cold chain validation is a necessary part of the entire quality control process, making sure that each and every link in the chain is tested to comply with […]