Temperature Mapping of Vehicles Used for the Transportation of Pharmaceutical Products

Dec 17, 2014

Andy Hughes of Pharmafreight UK and Kane Edgeworth of Biomap Ltd talk about the recent history of temperature-mapping expectations, the approach of mapping temperature-controlled vehicles, the use of risk when deciding to map or not, a recent mapping study undertaken, and what to do with the data gathered. Things are changing, and more and more mapping is taking place throughout the transport industry. It is in everyone’s interest to hope that this upward trend continues, ensuring regulatory compliance and getting drugs to the patient in the best possible condition. ...

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Transforming Temperature Data Management Practices to Reduce Labour Costs and Improve Visibility and Control

Dec 17, 2014

Central to the good distribution practices of a biopharma company is the reliability and traceability of temperature data associated with temperature-sensitive shipments. There are a number of temperature-monitoring database options available to improve workflow which will reduce administrative time. Patrick McGrath of Berlinger provides insight into practices for improving common processes through enhanced database functionality in the areas of managing data loggers by expiry date, storing and retrieving calibration certificates and acknowledging/documenting common temperature excursion events. ...

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Securing the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Against the Threat of Counterfeit Drugs

Dec 17, 2014

According to the WHO, the prevalence of spurious, falsely-labelled, falsified, or counterfeit medicines, or SFFC medicines as they are known − medicines that are deliberately and fraudulently produced, packaged and/or mislabelled − is a growing trend worldwide which threatens both patient safety and public confidence in the health systems and regulatory bodies designed to provide oversight and control. Dr Rudiger Lomb of World Courier tells us what pharmaceutical professionals can do to ensure that their organisations and the patients they serve are not impacted by counterfeit drugs. ...

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Logistics: The Power of Clinical Trial Supply Visibility

Dec 17, 2014

As a result of the globalisation of clinical trials, one of the biggest challenges that pharmaceutical companies face is the management of the clinical trial supply chain. This work is increasingly outsourced to specialised clinical trial services companies, who become key partners in helping the pharmaceutical company efficiently navigate the clinical supply chain. Claudia Williams and Rishi Saini of Biotec-PCI address the specific features that an online reporting system should provide in order to maximise the visibility and efficiency of the clinical supply chain. ...

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