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Package Case Study

Cold chain: Cooler battles antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis

MIT-designed cooler preserves tuberculosis drugs and records doses, overcoming obstacles in Ethiopia.
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Catalent aisle changing crane
Machine Case Study

Catalent’s three aisle-changing cranes drive efficiency

Automated storage and retrieval design helps Catalent Pharma Solutions handle up to 630 pallet moves per day in and out of 19,000 pallet locations at its Philadelphia facility.
LIVE FROM PHARMAPACK NORTH AMERICA: Biodegradable shipping system
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LIVE FROM PHARMAPACK NORTH AMERICA: Biodegradable shipping system

William Hingle, director of marketing, TCP Reliable (, demonstrates TemPak™ + Green, an eco-friendly system from Cryopak ( TemPak protects product during shipping and maintains product temperature for 24 hr at 1°C to 10° C. Uses insulation, gel packs, bubble wrap, and a corrugated outer box that all incorporate biodegradable components.
UPS Laos
Package Case Study

UPS delivers $9 million of flu vaccine to Laos

Walgreens donates 375,000 doses that UPS air-ships more than 9,000 miles in five days through five countries, maintaining mandatory 2° to 8°C temperatures through a range of climates.
Live From Interphex: New Easy-to-Use Temperature Loggers
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Live From Interphex: New Easy-to-Use Temperature Loggers

Vaisala introduces the Vaisala Cold Chain logger CCL 100. A new logger which records and monitors time and temperature during the transport of vaccines, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and other perishable products. It's thin, and small, and it comes pre-calibrated and programmed. Provides 21 CFR Part 11-compliant records for temperature, relative humidity, differential pressure, level, door switches, and more.

Package design helps keep the patient first

Keeping patient safety in the forefront when designing packaging ensures that the drug or compound arrives intact and at optimal efficacy.
Wool packaging

Grant issued to study sheep's wool for packaging and shipping vaccines

To combat growing vaccine waste, a U.K. government initiative reportedly will back R&D of sheep's wool packaging for pharmaceuticals.
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Feature Article

Beyond the cold chain: Tips for protecting CRT healthcare products

A supply chain topic high on the priority list of many healthcare manufacturers today is the fast-growing area of cold chain transportation. With the exponential growth of temperature-sensitive biologics and high-value vaccines, ensuring protection of cold chain products is vital.
Feature Article

Cold chain courier services for healthcare manufacturers

Online searching can help find a courier to meet temperature and regulatory challenges.
Feature Article

Cold Chain Forum takes global, holistic perspective

Among the event’s highlights is a new U.S. Pharmaceopeia 1083 guidance chapter aimed at pharmaceutical counterfeiting in the supply chain.


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