Future-Ready Supply Chain: Life Sciences

The future of Life Sciences is rapidly taking shape. Traditional ‘outcome-focused’ business models are already transitioning not just to ‘patient-focused’ but ‘consumer-focused’, influenced by the consumerisation of healthcare.

by KPMG

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A new metric to evaluate the sustainability performance of TCCs for air freight

The use of Life Cycle Assessments(LCA) to evaluate the environmental impact of Temperature Controlled Containers (TCCs) is complicated and based on unclear assumptions. This makes meaningful comparisons nearly impossible.

by Swiss Airtainer

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Making Nice of Mean Kinetic Temperature

When is it appropriate to use Mean Kinetic Temperature (MKT) in cold chain logistics? ELPRO expert Micalyn Harris weighs in on this subject with commentary by industry leader and pharma quality expert Patrick Girten.

by ELPRO

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PIC/S Inspection of Good Distribution Practice for Medicinal Products in the Supply Chain (2023)

This document describes the different aspects, which may be evaluated during a GDP inspection of finished product.

by PIC/S

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How to temperature map cold chain equipment and storage areas

The standards require all vaccine cold and freezer rooms to be temperature mapped routinely every 2 years. This document provides guidance for undertaking the process.

by World Health Organization

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2023 SPECIAL REPORT: Temperature Controlled Biotech and Pharma Logistics Outlook

Explore market trends and insights in this special market report from Nick Basta, founder and former editor of Pharmaceutical Commerce, and contributor to the Leading Minds Network.

by Leading Minds Network

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Decreasing blood wastage during ex vivo lung perfusion recovery through utilization of thermal control technology

This study showed that using an advanced thermal packaging solution facilitates proper storage of pRBC and represents an advancement for extended donor lung preservation.

by Wiley

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Case Study about temperature monitoring solutions capturing a wide variety of data

Zuellig Pharma, one of the largest healthcare services groups in Asia, set out to find a GDP-compliant temperature monitoring solution capable of integrating a variety of data from different third-party sources in countless formats into a single database.

by ELPRO

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全球性颠覆时代下 被动系统与 主动系统对比

本白皮书着眼于向偏远地区提供疫苗的新挑战,以及这将如何影响制药冷链行业中被动和主动温控容器的选择。

by Tower Cold Chain

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Guide to Regulatory Responses for Pharmaceutical Transportation and Management in Korea

This report covers guidelines for responding to the recently strengthened 'Regulations on manufacturing and management of biological products'.

by Willog

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한국의 강화된 의약품 수송 관리규제 대응 가이드

본 리포트는 여전히 방법을 찾고 있는 기업들을 위해 규제 대응 가이드를 제시합니다。

by Willog

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GMDP for the 21st century Part 1

The report compares the 1980s vertically integrated pharmaceutical industry with today's fragmented, complex supply chains, highlighting regulatory and quality management challenges, and proposes exploring new strategies for modernizing Good Manufacturing and Distribution Practices (GMDP) to meet 21st-century standards.

by Hedley Rees

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GMDP for the 21st century Part 2

The report details the emergence of the blockbuster drug strategy in the pharmaceutical industry, highlighting its origins with the success of Tagamet and Zantac. It critiques the resulting shift from integrated operations to outsourcing, which compromised quality management and supply chain control. The report proposes returning to vertical integration and strategic alliances to improve Good Manufacturing and Distribution Practices (GMDP) and better serve patients.

by Hedley Rees

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The Total Cost of Shipping Part 1

The report addresses the complexities and costs of shipping temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals. It highlights regulatory changes and the rise of generics, stressing efficiency. Traditional temperature-controlled packaging (TCP) factors are examined. A holistic view of TCP, including delivery, storage, preparation, and compliance costs, is advocated for cost efficiency and sustainability in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

by Tower Cold Chain

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The Total Cost of Shipping Part 2

The report focuses on cost efficiency in the pharmaceutical supply chain, highlighting hidden costs beyond packaging and freight. It categorizes temperature-controlled packaging (TCP) into single-use passive, reusable passive, and active systems. The report concludes that a comprehensive cost analysis can save over 30% per shipment and emphasizes considering environmental impact and operational safeguards.

by Tower Cold Chain

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Product Safety in temperature-controlled Supply Chain

The report highlights temperature-controlled supply chain challenges, emphasizing GDP guidelines, effective thermal packaging, pre-conditioning processes, and reliable transport. It includes a checklist to minimize temperature deviations and ensure compliance.

by va-Q-tec

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Hybrid Thermal protection for Tarmac « La Couverture »

The white paper introduces "La Couverture," a hybrid thermal cover for tarmac use, providing up to 5 hours of temperature protection for sensitive cargo, with eco-friendly materials and IoT tracking.

by MdG Consulting (Marco Del Giudice)

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Emerson collaborates with SD Biosensor to Safely Deliver 70,000 COVID-19 Test Kits

Emerson's temperature monitoring solutions helped SD Biosensor safely ship 70,000 COVID-19 diagnostic kits, ensuring product integrity and security, enabling real-time tracking, and expanding exports to 126 countries.

by Emerson

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에스디바이오센서, 에머슨 카고 솔루션 통해 코로나19 진단 키트 7만개 안전하게 수출

에머슨의 온도 모니터링 솔루션으로 실시간 제품 온도와 위치를 추적해 제품의 안전성을 확보하고, 70,000개의 COVID-19 진단 키트를 126개국에 안전하게 수출했습니다.

by Emerson

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The Need for Visibility and Control in the Pharma Supply Chain

Visibility and control in the pharma supply chain are crucial for ensuring product integrity, compliance, and security. Leveraging technologies like IoT and advanced analytics enhances operational efficiency and reduces risks.

by Contguard

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의약품 공급망의 가시성과 통제성의 필요성

의약품 공급망의 가시성과 통제성 확보는 제품의 무결성, 규정 준수, 보안을 보장합니다. IoT 및 첨단 분석 기술로 운영 효율성을 높이고 위험을 줄입니다.

by Contguard

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Understanding Cloud Computing for GxP Monitoring Environments: Risky or Rewarding?

This whitepaper explores cloud solutions for GxP compliance, detailing benefits, risks, and providing a checklist for implementation in pharmaceutical environments.

by ELPRO

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Healthcare Cold Chain Trends for the Bio Pharma Industry

바이오 제약산업과 콜드체인 물류의 중요성이 증가하고 있으며, 글로벌 트렌드에 따라 콜드체인 물류비가 급증하고 있다. 국내에서도 바이오 헬스 산업의 성장과 함께 콜드체인 기술 및 물류 혁신이 활발히 이루어지고 있다.

by Korea Bio-Economy Research Center

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