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FedEx ups ante in cold chain game

FedEx last week debuted a global cold-chain service targeting the life sciences. The Deep Frozen Shipping Solution uses liquid nitrogen dry vapor technology in place of dry ice. And it incorporates

Air transport steps up to tighter specialty-drug regulations

In drugmaker audits, world health authorities are beginning to default to the International Air Transport Association's perishable cargo regulations for time- and temperature-sensitive healthcare

Lufthansa, Envirotainer unveil cold chain containers

Lufthansa Cargo and Envirotainer last week took the wraps off of commercial-scale containers for cold chain shipping by air. The LD9 offerings carry as much as four pallets of temperature-controlled

PAREXEL develops cold-chain data system

Global contract researcher PAREXEL has stepped into the cold chain business. The company has unveiled an integrated study-drug transport system for temperature monitoring based on radio-frequency

DHL boosts cold chain strength in Nigeria

DHL Express this month launched a healthcare product cold chain facility and refrigerated delivery vans in Lagos. The investment targets shipments of drugs, vaccines, and insulin preparations,

UK regulator sounds cold chain alarm

Drug officials in Great Britain are concerned that cold chain products are being damaged by temperature and humidity excursions during shipment and storage. The concern extends to both sea and air

MDs voice concerns over cold chain breaches, effects on drugs

Three in five surveyed physicians are "very concerned" that cold chain breaches will compromise the efficacy of the drugs they prescribe. More than half cite concerns about serious adverse effects

Findings could aid vax distribution in developing nations

Collaboration between drugmakers and other movers of cold chain products could help resolve difficulties in the distribution of vaccines and other healthcare products in infrastructure-poor

Cold-chain solutions a must by 2014

Seven of the top 10 global pharmaceutical products in 2014 will require cold-chain handling, contributing to a boom in the facilities, vehicles and packaging for this specialized function of the

RFID helps Medlog manage cold-chain shipments

Pharmaceutical logistics provider Medlog is using a cold-chain system based on temperature sensors containing RFID tags to monitor and communicate conditions inside isothermal transport boxes. Medlog