PharmaBio Transport

Envirotainer Opens New Service Station in Düsseldorf

Envirotainer debuts a new service station in Düsseldorf for its temperature-controlled air cargo containers for customers shipping pharmaceutical and healthcare products from the region. ComPass Transport Systeme GmbH Services will provide the services. The operation joins a global network of more than 50 Envirotainer service stations located at major airports. 

Intellect Protects Cold Chain in Transit

Wireless intelligence solutions monitor the cold chain and reduce risks in transit—by land, sea, and air.

With millions of research dollars at stake, the transportation of sensitive pharmaceuticals and medical products is serious business. OnAsset Intelligence Inc. (Irving, TX) provides platforms that enable companies to create and view a transparent supply chain. To mitigate cold-chain risks, the company provides solutions to monitor temperature-controlled medical products.

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Intelsius Adds to Line of Biotherm Packaging Systems

Intelsius, a global manufacturer and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging solutions, has added two new Category A shipping systems to its existing line of Biotherm packaging solutions. The new Biotherm 7 and Biotherm 14 systems were developed using a patent-pending process that is designed to optimize shipping volume and minimize freight costs. Systems are also prequalified to maintain sample integrity during dry ice shipments for up to 240 hours.

How Packagers and Producers Can Avoid Pharmaceutical Theft

A list of legal questions every drug company should answer about its supply chain.

By David Restaino
Fox Rothschild LLP

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Independent Lab Accredited for ISTA’s New Standard Certification

gh Package/Product Testing and Consulting Inc. reported in January that it was the first independent laboratory to be authorized by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) to test and certify temperature-controlled insulated shipping containers for overnight and two-day shipment.

Protecting Products, and the Environment

With sustainability initiatives firmly rooted throughout most of corporate America, packaging engineers have undoubtedly begun programs to reduce their material consumption and their environmental footprints. But how does an engineer whose primary responsibility is to protect products scale back without risking product damage?

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Just-in-Time Dry Ice Manufacturing

Systems can help control waste, improve quality, manage costs, and more.

By Michael Parthenakis
Director, Strategy and Business Development
Cold Jet LLC

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Meeting Pharma’s Needs with Air Cargo

As a qualified Envirotainer provider, AA Cargo has successfully delivered temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals under its ExpediteTC program. The carrier is now working to address future challenges.

Since American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) began its temperature-control service for pharmaceuticals, ExpediteTC, in 2009, the carrier has shipped just over a half-million pounds in temperature-controlled drugs. “Why just last week, we broke a weekly record,” notes David Brooks, president of AA Cargo, speaking to PMP News in September 2010.

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MTS Develops Thermal Tote For Eli Lilly Sales Reps

The system accommodates a day’s worth of samples at refrigerated condition.

Eli Lilly sales representatives are adopting a new thermal container for samples developed by Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS; Minneapolis). Featuring a soft-sided outer shell with strap and carry handle, the Series 4 424 was developed for Lilly’s sales organization in Spain.

The first order was placed for delivery to Lilly’s Portugal sales organization this month, says Karl Schlenker, vice president of strategic business development, MTS.

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Is Safe Global Transport More Likely with Supply-Chain Data?

When considering ways to prepare pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices for transportation, we frequently turn to packaging solutions that can protect products from physical transportation hazards like shock and vibration. We also often seek to provide temperature control to ensure continuity throughout the cold chain. Such approaches work to protect products from known threats throughout the global supply chain.

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