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Luxexpo exposition center in Luxembourg hosted Cool Chain Europe 2014.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: Champagne toast for Cool Chain Excellence Award winners

Awards recognize outstanding contributions in temperature control logistics and Quality Assurance in the pharmaceutical cold-chain industry.
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At a well-attended tabletop discussion on day one of the Cool Chain & Controlled Room Temperature Logistics Europe conference in Luxembourg, Laurent Foetisch, Managing Director of Supply Chain Operations SA, shepherded participants through “The ‘Ten Commandments’ for Successful Supply of Temperature-Sensitive Products,” developed by Cold Chain IQ and Kaoutar Sahli Lenstra, Senior Cold Chain and Specialties Analyst for Pfizer and a member of the Industry Advisory Board for this year’s event.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: The 10 Commandments of temperature-sensitive product supply

Brought down from the mountaintop of experience handling temperature-sensitive products, these 10 commandments summarize best practices in cold-chain logistics.
Cool Chain attendees view the ambient storage area in Luxair Cargo’s new Pharma & Healthcare Hub. The facility can accommodate 1,270 Euro pallets of 15°C to 25°C product.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: Pharma freight requires specialized cargo center

A new Pharma & Healthcare Hub at Luxembourg’s Findel airport is on track to handle 30,000 tons of ambient and cold-chain temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products in 2014.
Regulatory issues represented the primary challenge for combination product makers, closely followed by processing and manufacturing, and then fill/finish and packaging. These details provide keen insight into manufacturer needs, particularly for consultants and suppliers involved in these topical areas.
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Regulatory burdens weigh on combination product manufacturers

Regulatory matters, processing and manufacturing, as well as fill/finish and packaging rank as the most challenging areas for makers of combination products.
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Sonoco ThermoSafe: Insulated shippers for pharmaceuticals

Developed specifically to address European GDP (good distribution practice) regulations, Sonoco ThermoSafe’s new Aeris Series of pre-qualified shippers maintain pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other high-value products between 2- 8 degrees C during transport.
Dyzle BV: Cold chain monitoring technology platform
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Dyzle BV: Cold chain monitoring technology platform

Supports validated environment for GDP-compliant automated temperature monitoring in the pharmaceutical industry.
Live from the 'Cold Chain' Forum: High-value pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices retain their appeal as a focus of criminal activity around the globe.
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Security issues continue to vex healthcare product manufacturers

High-value pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices retain their appeal as a focus of criminal activity around the globe.
Left to right: Mark Lovell, Shire Pharmaceuticals; Bill Rambo, Panther Life Science Logistics; Arminda O. Montero, AbbVie Inc.; and Jack Rubarth, Gemalto Inc.
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Real-time monitoring in the cold chain

While a number of new tools exist that provide real-time monitoring of the cold chain, how much data is too much? And, what can be done when excursions are identified?
At the 11th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum, some 80 companies had exhibits to showcase their products and technologies.
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Cold chain event embraces all links in the pharmaceutical supply chain

Cold Chain Global Forum acknowledges that all distribution and logistics stakeholders, from packaging suppliers to patients, must be involved in successful temperature management efforts.
Eli Lilly saves $2M per year with reusable packaging.
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Study: Reusable cold chain pharma packs 'greener' than single use

LCA study evaluates the environmental advantages of reusable versus single-use shippers for pharma. Eli Lilly’s experiences support the study results.

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