A new Clinical Logistics Focus Day on Sept. 24 will include a presentation from Wyeth entitled, “Case Study: Managing a Massive Large Scale Vaccine Clinical Trial,” and an “Implementing Automated Temperature Monitoring to Improve Clinical Distribution Processes” session from Schering-Plough.
Other packaging-focused forums and presentations include the following:
• “Leveraging New Refrigerant Technologies: Use of Engineered Phase Change Materials in Cold Chain Packaging Design,” Sept. 21, delivered by Anthony Alleva, technical services manager, TCP Reliable/Cryopak.
• “Examining the Impact of Packaging and Shipping on Supply Chain Integrity for Vaccines and Challenging Destinations,” Sept. 21, delivered by Dana Dallas, vaccine/cold chain program manager, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia.
• “Understanding and Applying the USP Revised Guidelines,” from Dr. Mary Foster, USP packaging and storage expert committee member, US Pharmacopeia.
• “Panel Discussion: Defining the Future of Temperature Controlled Packaging for Biopharmaceuticals,” with Betsy Steiner, executive director of the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers; Geoffrey Glauser, director, cold chain technology, Wyeth; and Rose Bicksler, senior manager, global quality assurance and validation, Global Pharmaceutical Supply Group, Johnson & Johnson.