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March 29, 2016

FedEx Strengthens Healthcare Portfolio with Opening of Cold Chain Center Memphis

Richard Smith VP Global Trade Services In today’s evolving healthcare industry, temperature matters. It’s estimated that 25 percent of healthcare shipments are temperature sensitive, meaning a rise or a dip in temperature could render a shipment unusable. These materials, such as crucial pharmaceuticals or critical vaccines, are entrusted to FedEx every day, and we deliver.

March 9, 2016

Developing Shipping Solutions for Pharmerging Markets

Pharmaceutical markets can be divided into three categories: mature markets, pharmerging markets and underdeveloped markets. The term “pharmerging” is a word that combines pharmaceutical industry and emerging markets. It is used by consultants to describe high-growth pharmaceutical markets, which are generally characterized by a double-digit compound annual growth rate. Within the pharmerging category, China alone accounts for

February 17, 2016

C-TPAT Certified? You Bet!

Security is a major concern for pharmaceutical companies, which have a goal to bring safe and effective medicine to patients, but also protect their revenues and brand names. The pharmaceutical supply chain is highly complex, with many components and ingredients being sourced from various countries to the manufacturing plant, and then exported out of the

November 10, 2015

Crossing U.S. Borders: Facilitating the Clearance of Critical Healthcare Shipments

Healthcare supply chains are becoming increasingly global and complex. Biopharma products are often manufactured in one part of the world and sold in another, while clinical trials are conducted in remote populations with limited access to medicine. As a result, healthcare shipments have to cross borders and even continents for package contents to reach final

January 7, 2015

Struggling to comply with DSCSA for prescription drugs? FedEx TranSmart® can help!

Many regulations and initiatives worldwide aim at further securing and controlling the complex supply chain of healthcare shipments. The US Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), also known as Title II of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), was signed into law on November 27th, 2013. It represents a staggered approach towards serialization, and electronic track-and-trace for human prescription drugs in finished dosage form.

August 12, 2014

Mode Shift in Freight Transportation

Have you ever heard of “mode shift” in the shipping context? It refers to the change in the type of transportation used to move your shipments around. Mode shift is a trend that is often on the agenda at transportation conferences as many shippers choose ocean freight forwarding rather than air cargo freight for intercontinental

January 8, 2014

Risky Business

This year the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a report titled “Pharmaceutical cGMPs for the 21st Century: A Risk-Based Approach” (cGMP stands for Current Good Manufacturing Practices). The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the equivalent of the FDA in the United Kingdom, has long adopted a risk-based inspection strategy. A risk corresponds to the possibility that a function, a procedure or a product does not perform as expected. Risk management programs consist of activities and actions to control risks.

October 10, 2013

FedEx Breaks Ground on New Temperature Controlled Facility at Memphis World Hub

FedEx Express announced today that it is beginning construction on a new state-of-the-art temperature controlled facility and heavyweight pickup and delivery operation at the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, TN. The 88,000 square-foot facility will interface directly with Memphis hub operations, providing greater efficiency for shipments transiting the FedEx Express network, as well as enhanced handling of customers’ cold chain shipments.