Trends in Temperature-Controlled Shipping
Cold-chain shipping for sensitive pharmaceuticals benefits from real-time GPS technology, better IT connections, and more conservative, controlled shipping temperatures.
Shipping temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals such as biological products, has never been easy. Today, changing global requirements and a more complex supply chain are driving more conservative approaches to temperature control. For products such as cell therapies and tissue culture, cryogenic shipping is now preferred. Other biopharmaceuticals are being shipped at lower tempertures, and even small-molecule-based pharmaceuticals that might have been shipped at ambient temperatures a few years ago, must now be kept at controlled temperatures.
- The rise of good distribution practices
- Managing risk
- Technologies enable faster response
- Logging more than just temperature
- Cryogenic shipment for cell therapies