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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.
The first new EU guidelines for GDP of medicinal products for human use since 1994 include new information on quality risk management, transportation, and more.
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New EU GDP includes new/enhanced guidelines

The first new EU guidelines for GDP of medicinal products for human use since 1994 include new information on quality risk management, transportation, and more.
UPS announced new service levels for managing the full range of temperature-sensitive healthcare product as part of its Temperature True® portfolio at the 11th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum.
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New shipment service announced at 'Cold chain' event

Healthcare companies can choose from tiered service levels for the transport of cold chain products.
In early July, Packaging Coordinators, Inc. changed signage at its Rockford, IL, facility to PCI, from the former AndersonBrecon.
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PCI invests in packaging's future

Drug delivery developments and pending serialization justify this contract packager's capital equipment, facility, and personnel investments.

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