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Protecting medicines through cold chain distribution

Temperature-controlled distribution involves multiple variables, as discussed here with Geoffrey Glauser, vaccine and therapeutic supply chain contractor and subject-matter expert with Conceptual Mindworks, Inc.
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Actavis supports AmeriCares’ Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Antibiotics, pediatric medicines, and other products part of a nonstop effort that to date has benefited nearly 300,000 victims in NY, NJ, and CT.
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What many brands don't understand about today's co-packing business

This is not your father's contract packaging industry; Coregistics' CEO Eric Wilhelm explains how evolving business models help brands unlock top-line growth opportunities.
Pack Expo 2012: ISTA announces Responsible Packaging by Design Guide
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Pack Expo 2012: ISTA announces Responsible Packaging by Design Guide

Learn more about the Intl. Safe Transit Assn., its step-by-step process management standard for the design, testing, and qualification of responsible packaging that meets industry, consumer, and regulatory expectations.
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Test standards for transportation and logistics

'Real-world' tests are no match for the latest lab test methods. Brian Stepowany of Bumble Bee Foods and IoPP presents the standards and explains the benefits.
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Ten ways packaging tech can optimize your supply chain

GlaxoSmithKline expert goes beyond the 'usual suspect' factors to offer technical tips for packagers.
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How to ignore sales forecasts for more profitable packaging

The key is late-stage customization, says co-packer Kevin Hall of Coregistics
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Cutting through cold chain confusion

Global harmonization efforts involve complexities such as meeting country-specific regulatory needs and optimizing shipping logistics and packaging—all while focusing on the patient.
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In global distribution, don’t forget the patient

Aiming for global harmonization in the complex temperature-sensitive distribution supply chain is ambitious, making it vital to keep the focus on the patient.
Risk management flu vaccine
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Risk management steps for temperature-controlled distribution

Truly understanding your product and distribution process will help prevent over- or under-engineering your cold chain packaging.

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