The following is an excerpt from Pharmaceutical Commerce Magazine. For full article click here
Thermal blankets find a growing cold chain role
Management of controlled room-temperature shipments generates rising demand
By Nicholas Basta
The pharma cold chain is dominated by refrigerated products—those that need to be kept between 2–8°C in storage and transportation. A broad-based network of insulation technologies, technical practices at freight forwarding companies; and devices and systems for air, ground and ocean transportation have evolved to manage these requirements, all driven by the grim reality that an exposure to elevated (or freezing) temperatures can spoil a pharma shipment, putting thousands, if not millions, of dollars of product inventory at risk.