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April 19, 2012
Most pharmaceuticals need to be stored and transported in one of two temperature ranges: Controlled Room Temperature (15-25°C) or Cold / Refrigerated (2-8°C). Typically the sophistication of the molecules used in the drug and/or stability of it drives the need for tighter temperature control (i.e., more refrigeration).
April 17, 2012
Cold Chain is a term used to characterize temperature-controlled storage, distribution and transportation. The term can be misleading since it does not refer to “cold” temperatures in particular. Products that are sensitive to temperature variations, whether they be perishables such as fruits and vegetables or more sophisticated drugs and medical devices, are included in the term “cold chain”. However, cold chain is often more narrowly used in reference to temperature and time-sensitive high value healthcare products.
January 24, 2011
Today FedEx launched a new service for deep frozen shipments that is a non-hazardous and more environmentally-friendly alternative to dry ice. Read more about it here: http://news.fedex.com/deepfrozen.