What Does ‘Room Temperature’ Mean In Pharmaceutical Storage?
What is ‘room temperature’? And what is a ‘cool, dry place’? What’s ’Cool’? What’s ‘Dry’?
It’s a problem that continues to draw significant attention within the pharmaceutical distribution and storage environment. For some years, we have become familiar with the requirements of what we know as ‘cold chain’ shipping and with it, the need to maintain temperatures between +2°C and +8°C. To many, this has become more straightforward, as providers have developed a range of both active and passive solutions that satisfy the needs of complex international distribution.
But for those products where ‘room temperature’ storage is a requirement, there is a continuous and ever-increasing demand from a wide variety of regulators for manufacturers to ensure the efficacy of products, previously thought not to need temperature control during transportation, storage and distribution. For many manufacturers, this trend in greater scrutiny has become an immense challenge…