Manufacturers and others in the medical and pharmaceutical industry must ensure that shippers are compliant with the global industry standards and recommendations in order to ensure successful cold chain lanes. This includes the compliant with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Parenteral Drug Association, the World Health Organization, the International Air Transport Association, the International Safe Transit Association, as well as the E.U.’s strict GDP, quality assurance, and health and safety standards.
Manufacturers of temperature-sensitive packaging can help customers meet these standards by providing a range of thermal tests and qualification processes.
Cost-effective packaging and shipping solution choices can make a big impact on cost reduction.
Shippers with less weight and greater volumetric efficiency can offer financial advantages of lower transport cost, as a result of less shipping weight. In addition, reusable cold chain packaging, such as the Crēdo Cube™, help reduce cost per use. Selecting a shipper with greater payload capacity can also assist in reducing overall cost.
The biggest drivers of cold chain logistics growth over the next few years will be the continued development, approval, and market penetration of biotechnology-derived drugs, and the expansion in both usage and production of these drugs and other cold chain products in emerging markets. Asia is expected to account for the largest regional share, with more than $1 billion of cold chain growth through 2018.
Expanding into emerging markets can be especially challenging when temperature-sensitive, high-value payloads are involved. Globally networked manufacturers and marketers of thermal protection packaging can provide valuable guidance regarding the complex global life sciences supply chain in emerging markets.
A global network of manufacturing and asset optimization services, in addition to close partnerships with third-party logistics organizations, are just a few of the ways to guide customers seeking to establish integrity in emerging markets.
Source : Healthcare Packaging
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