GLOSSARY: Time out of Refrigeration (TOR)

Within pharma logistics, the time out of refrigeration or storage is compared to the medicine's allowable excursion time. This allowable time is determined by the manufacturers’ stability profile studies which examine how long a medicine can spend out of its labelled storage conditions without being damaged.

This stakeholders can make quality-based data driven decisions on what to do with a material when faced with a potential excursion and whether the medicine is still safe for consumption.