Intelsius, a DGP company, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging solutions based in York, UK, announced the addition of its ORCA™ 2.0 range of products. The announcement was made today at the IQPC Cool Chain Logistics conference.
Vetter has announced that it has now been approved as a “Known Consignor” by the German Federal Aviation Office. The agency officially granted the pharmaceutical service provider the certificate of approval following an audit at Vetter´s Holbeinstrasse and Ravensburg Vetter West facilities. The approval means that customers will continue to have their air cargo products loaded, transported and delivered quickly and safely, saving valuable time and money.
Axios Mobile Assets Corp. has gained approval from VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) for the adoption of the industry’s first Light Weight Pallet Methodology to track and retire carbon units. According to Axios, companies can employ this methodology to earn carbon credits to offset carbon footprints as they transport goods throughout the supply chain. Axios reports that it is the first, and only, company in the world to receive VCS approval for this methodology within the Transport Energy Efficiency from Lightweight Pallets category.
BT9 today introduced Xsense, a premier end-to-end cold chain management system that ensures all stakeholders in the cold supply chain, have full transparency and control over their perishables, anywhere in the world, at any given time.
After accepting cargo employing OnAsset asset-tracking devices for more than a year, Southwest Airlines Cargo has built a tracking service around the devices to offer 24×7 shipment monitoring. The service will be available through Southwest’s high-frequency schedule in 48 states, tracking cargo in the air and on the ground for door-to-door service.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) is launching a new initiative for “end-to-end” security across the entire supply chain spectrum. The supply-chain security initiative will cover three elements: membership in the RX-360 Consortium, implementation of global guidelines for wooden pallets, and tamper-evident packaging.
By David Vaczek, Senior Editor
With buy in from all pharma supply chain sectors, the RxTEC Act provides a model for automated lot-level tracking.
With the RxTEC Act, pharmaceutical supply chain members are proposing a phased-in approach to track-and-trace with a federal law imposing uniform requirements on all states.
Pharmaceutical and biological product shippers will be able to track the condition and status of their cargo across the entire Delta Air Lines and Delta Connection fleet, which operates more than 5000 daily flights to more than 340 destinations, 61 countries, and six continents. Delta Air Lines has received FAA approval to use SENTRY 400 FlightSafe devices from OnAsset Intelligence (www.onasset.com) on all of its main-line and connecting flights, giving shippers product visibility throughout aviation distribution.
One of the most common mistakes in preparing products for the cold chain is using the wrong shipping profile, reports Gary M. Hutchinson, formerly director of global transportation at Amgen. “As a result, companies could be over designing or under designing their packaging systems.” Such a mistake means that companies could be spending far too much on their systems—or protecting their products far too little.
A group of health care organizations have written a letter to Jeff Zients, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), asking for the release of FDA's proposed rule on Unique Device Identifiers (UDIs). According to FDA, Section 226 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA) directs FDA to issue regulations establishing a UDI system for medical devices. This system is intended to improve the identification of devices throughout distribution and use.
The associations that submitted the letter are: