There are many things to consider when shipping your high-value, temperature sensitive products using a cold chain logistics process. These range from complying with regulatory standards set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), to including the correct domestic or international documentation to accompany your shipment on its journey. Our list of top 10 concerns and considerations in cold chain logistics will help increase your knowledge of the process, understand how to avoid the common pitfalls often made, and implement the necessary parameters to ensure your product arrives safely and intact to its final destination.
Future of Cold Chain Logistics
The growing trend in the biopharma industry is that products are being shipped further distances at colder temperatures. The demand for ultra cold shipments, which relies on LN2 technology, is driven by personalized medicine. As pharmaceutical companies continue to develop new drugs and enter into clinical trials on a global scale, there is an increasing need for LN2 and temperature monitoring devices. This is particularly relevant for clinical trial sites which require access to shipment data to ensure the efficacy of the ultra cold biologics, cellular therapy, and regenerative medicine.
Our top 10 list of concerns and considerations provides some insight into how to best manage your cold chain logistics process. If you are interested in learning more download our eBook Cold Chain Qualification: 5 Questions You Must Ask When Shipping Biologics!