Containing the Costs of Reuse

A company offering reusable shippers works to reduce component replacement costs.

Interest in reusable shipping solutions continues to grow in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, but companies do grapple with cost of ownership, reports Kevin Lawler, vice president, sales, Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS; Plymouth, MN). The company, which has been serving these markets with its Credo Cube thermal packaging systems, has been working to reduce maintenance costs and is set to release its latest solution at IQPC’s 9th Cold Chain & Temperature Management Global Forum this September.

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Southwest Airlines Cargo Using Devices to Track Sensitive Cargo

Southwest Airlines Co. is now accepting cargo shipments containing OnAsset’s SENTRY 400 FlightSafe device to provide location, environmental sensing, and monitoring of temperature-sensitive and high-value cargo, reported OnAsset Intelligence in a press release.

ThermoSafe Brands, ISCLabs Details Two Ambient-Temperature Profiles in Whitepaper

ThermoSafe Brands, ISCLabs, is offering a whitepaper addressing the scientific properties of two ambient temperature profiles designed for the safe and viable distribution of temperature-sensitive products.

Authorizing Controlled-Substance Shipping on the Web

HDMA recognizes a Web-based technology provider, which could provide a model for electronic pedigree data.

In March, the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) honored Legisym LLC for Express222, its Web-based digital technology service for replacing paper-based compliance with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requirements. HDMA named Legisym a merit finalist in the 2011 Distribution Management Awards.

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Beware of Fraudulent Freight Pickups

FreightWatch International has issued a security bulletin warning companies about fraudulent pickups. According to the security solutions provider, criminals are impersonating legitimate freight companies to secure shipping contracts and then stealing those shipments.

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