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Cold Chain Packaging Logistics & Solutions

Articles cover trends and processes related to Cold Chain packaging Systems. Cold Chain logistics refer to the storage and distribution of products that pass through a temperature-controlled supply chain. Key topics include shipping, packaging materials, distribution monitoring, temperature-controlled healthcare products.

GS1 US has published a guideline that details how to implement GS1 Standards to support the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), and enhance patient safety and security in the pharmaceutical supply chain. (This photo is for illustration purposes only.)
September 17, 2014 | News

Guideline delineates how to implement GS1 standards

Document provides intelligence to support pharmaceutical lot-level management and future item-level traceability requirements
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FIGURE 1: Experimental set-up: Monitoring set-up in the lab showing three VisiSens detection units (cameras on the right corner) connected to a PC and software screen (a); test vial containing alginate beads in direct contact with the detector unit for CO2 monitoring (b); monitoring set-up allows detection of three parameters pH, O2 and CO2 (c).
September 16, 2014 | Feature Article

Immobilized plant cells: from DSMZ to the customer

VisiSens technology is used to detect metabolic activities of immobilized plant cells during simulated cell transport in a closed system.
Onset: Temperature data logger
September 8, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Onset: Temperature data logger

HOBO MX1101 transmits temperature and relative humidity data to mobile devices via Bluetooth Smart.
Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
September 8, 2014 | Column/Opinion

USP to roll out information chapters on Good Distribution Practices

Five new general chapter standards related to GDP to become official next year, when three new chapters will be proposed.
'Explosive growth' projected for cold chain logistic services
September 5, 2014 | News

'Explosive growth' projected for cold chain logistics services

Events in Boston and Frankfurt, Germany to reveal late-breaking developments in temperature-controlled packaging, distribution, and logistics.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
August 29, 2014 | Column/Opinion

The case for and against RFID in pharma

Reaching necessary read accuracies remains a challenge in pharmaceuticals, but RFID could still prove useful.
'Cold Chain Chronicles' delivers thought-provoking insights
August 18, 2014 | Column/Opinion

'Cold Chain Chronicles' delivers thought-provoking insights

New book authored by Kevin O’Donnell provides practitioner’s outside-the-box perspectives on the importance of temperature-sensitive drug stewardship.
Orbis: Plastic tote
August 12, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Orbis: Plastic tote

FP403 reduces transportation costs and is suitable for bulky shipments or lightweight items.
Epson America Inc.: Label printers
August 11, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Epson America Inc.: Label printers

ColorWorks provides fast, flexible, and accurate batch color labeling for the pharmaceutical supply chain.
ThermoSafe survey shows temperature-sensitive healthcare products represent 12% of overall pharmaceutical logistics market, and continues to rise.
August 6, 2014 | News

Revealing the future of the ‘cold chain’

Survey shows temperature-sensitive healthcare products represent 12% of overall pharmaceutical logistics market, a number that continues to rise.

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