Thermal Packaging and Good Distribution Practice: A Natural Fit?

Oct 1, 2014

From the perspective of the thermal packager it has always been best to assume that whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and that however simple and user-proof the packaging, people will still find a way to do something bizarre with it. Katie Friday of Tower Cold Chain Solutions argues that the advent of the new guidelines is therefore to be welcomed, since they place a very considerable onus on all parties to comply with what are largely well-thought-out and sensible provisions. Beyond this, potentially, they spell an end to a period of significant frustration. ...

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Clinical Trial Logistics – Meeting the Needs of an Evolving Pharmaceutical Industry

Oct 1, 2014

The management of clinical trial distribution has changed very much as a result of changes in the wider pharmaceutical industry. Martin Lamb of Biotec Services International discusses how this service has developed, and drivers for some of the change. While the management of the clinical supply chain is a critical part of drug development, it can be viewed as a high-cost, low-value-adding component of drug development for a pharma company to take on single-handed. But external clinical supply specialists, by spreading this cost over multiple sponsors, have been able to invest in improving distribution models to provide a truly global ...

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