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Contributor: Gary Hutchinson
Posted: 29/06/2016
Gary Hutchinson
Clinical trial material (CTM) or investigational medicinal products (IMP) are an important part of the early stages of the life science supply chain. As trials are being run on a global scale, in markets with less than ideal infrastructure, there is a dire need for companies to work with specialized cold chain experts to engineer and design innovative distribution processes.
Cold chain failure may lead to: the patient being administered an unsafe product; liability based on compliance infractions; inconsistent data results; or an entire shipment’s product integrity could be rejected by the quality department, resulting in costly delays. Full Content »
Contributor: Gary Hutchinson
Posted: 24/05/2016
Gary Hutchinson
Documentation strategy for your cold chain management validation practices has evolved over the last several years. The FDA and other regulatory agencies are requesting more and more specific information in the filing to confirm the impact to drug product during transport, and the effect transportation hazards have on shelf life. Full Content »
Posted: 13/05/2016
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According to a study by the Harvard Business Review, 70-90% of mergers and acquisitions fail.

It’s a disconcertingly high rate – particularly when you consider that the cause cited for most failures wasn’t technological, financial or product-related. It was due to the process of the integration itself. Full Content »
Contributor: Miss Chanice Henry
Posted: 04/05/2016
Miss Chanice Henry
China’s State Council has passed an amendment on vaccine regulations just weeks after the launch of an investigation into incorrectly handled vaccines took place, in ‘a case that shook the country’. Full Content »
Contributor: Cold Chain IQ Surveys
Posted: 04/05/2016
Cold Chain IQ Surveys
Cold Chain IQ would like to invite you to take part in this short industry survey.

The survey will take 10 minutes to complete and as a thank you, all participants who complete the survey can choose to be entered into a PRIZE DRAW for a complimentary pass to Temperature Controlled Logistics 2017 in London- With the event's usual entry fee standing at £1499. Full Content »
Contributor: Miss Chanice Henry
Posted: 27/04/2016
Miss Chanice Henry
As more pressures are exerted upon the cold chain in the form of globalisation, high priced investments and regulatory demands, focus has zoomed in on cost efficiency and obtaining the most streamlined but secure route to the patient. Lean management principles are known to be able to reduce costs and improve customer service within the cold chain and are as key criteria for any 3PL within the market. Full Content »
Contributor: Cathy Roberson
Posted: 27/04/2016
Cathy
For healthcare professionals, the use of drones has huge benefits in particular the ability to reach remote areas that lack proper infrastructure to deliver lifesaving drugs and other necessities. Many tests are underway to determine its viability but as one can imagine, it is under much government scrutiny and regulators in many countries are working with the industry to develop requirements for the delivery and flying of drones. Full Content »
Contributor: Gary Hutchinson
Posted: 20/04/2016
Gary Hutchinson
The selection process of passive shippers intended to maintain a specified range of temperatures from the point of origin to
the destination has become increasingly complex with the introduction of stronger regulatory requirements and continued advances in technology. Full Content »
Contributor: Miss Chanice Henry
Posted: 20/04/2016
Miss Chanice Henry
The first quarter of 2016 hosted plenty of activity from the pharma and cold chain industries. This was seen in the form of patent challenges, landmark agreements, extreme market reactions as well as a nationwide medicine ban for hundreds of products. Read on for this quarter’s highlights from Cold Chain IQ & Pharma IQ. Full Content »
Contributor: Chanice Henry
Posted: 08/04/2016
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Jeff Carrico, Director of Pharmacy - Investigational Drug Service at Florida Hospital System and Member, Expert Committee, Packaging and Distribution, U.S. Pharmacopeia provides an overview of overarching chapters on Good Distribution Practices. Full Content »
Contributor: Chanice Henry
Posted: 08/03/2016
Chanice Henry
Last month saw Johnson & Johnson win the Best Temperature Controlled Logistics Project Award at the 2016 Temperature Controlled Logistics Awards. This was in relation to organising the supply chain through Sierra Leone for the shipment and storage of an Ebola vaccine. Full Content »
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Contributor: Chanice Henry
Posted: 08/04/2016
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Jeff Carrico, Director of Pharmacy - Investigational Drug Service at Florida Hospital System and Member, Expert Committee, Packaging and Distribution, U.S. Pharmacopeia provides an overview of overarching chapters on Good Distribution Practices. Full Video »
Contributor: Andrea Charles
Posted: 18/12/2012
Cold Chain podcast
In recent years we have witnessed an increase in fraudulent pick up as thieves have become more sophiscated. In this Cold Chain IQ interview , Alan F. Spear, Director, Cargo Security Loss Control, US/Canada at AIG & Immediate Past Chair, TAPA Americas and Andrea Charles, Editor for Cold Chain IQ, discuss the latest trends in supply chain Full Podcast »
Posted: 13/05/2016
ups paper
According to a study by the Harvard Business Review, 70-90% of mergers and acquisitions fail.

It’s a disconcertingly high rate – particularly when you consider that the cause cited for most failures wasn’t technological, financial or product-related. It was due to the process of the integration itself. Full Whitepaper »