Cold Chain Podcasts
- Building a M&A Strategy? Do You Have the Right Talent?
Viq Pervaaz, Senior Vice President, Corporate Transactions and Transformation; Pharma Industry Initiative Leader at AON Hewitt, speaks to Andrea Charles from Pharma IQ, about merger and aquistion activity in the pharmaceutical industry in the current financial climate, current challenges asssociated with clinical trials in emerging markets and how mergers and acquistions are impacting the temperature control supply chain. Pervaaz also shares his top tips for successfully executing global clinical trials during an aquisition.
- Keeping the ambient supply chain cool
Jim Lucie, Senior Manager, Material Control, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, joins Andrea Charles from Pharma IQ, to discuss how temperature restrictions are impacting packaging design, handling drugs in different instances and getting other departments involved in early drug development, so that you not scrabbling at the backend for a new stability program.
- A New Concept for Pharmaceutical Distribution: Creating a Cross-Company Supply Chain
For the last 18 months, two pharmaceutical companies have been working together to develop a fully functional framework for freight flow synchronization, gain sharing and neutral community management. In this podcast, we speak to Sven Verstrepen of Trivizor and Marc Mostinckx of UCB. You will hear the methods these two companies used to move this horizontal collaboration - a cross company supply chain - from conception to implementation.
- Temperature controlled distribution: The challenge of the last mile
Henry Ames, Director of Strategic Marketing for Sensitech, and Lauren Kelleher from Pharma IQ, discuss existing strategies for maintaining consistent temperatures throughout the cold chain process, the difficulty in maintaining strict adherence to 2-8 degrees Celsius and some of the specific challenges around last-mile monitoring.
- Track & Trace: The Growing Importance of Supply Chain Visibility
To improve supply chain security it is imperative that manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies and their vendors properly track and trace the supply chain from its starting point to final destination. In this podcast Ron Guido, Vice President, Global Brand Protection & Supply Chain Security at Johnson & Johnson, gives us some insights on track and trace techniques and strategies, how to leverage government mandates to improve supply chain integrity, and steps Johnson & Johnson has taken to strengthen its supply chain.
- Keeping Your Supply Chain Competitive: Priorities for 2011
Paul Wiberg-Jørgensen, VP Logistics, Statens Serum Institut, speaks with Andrea Charles from Pharma IQ, about recent European supply chain trends and how the landscape is evolving to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical industry. In this interview Wiberg-Jørgensen, shares his experiences of how to create a cold and competitive supply chain and discusses how your supply chain can create competitive advantages and help you achieve your business goals… Listen Now
- Compliance Packaging, Walmart and Improving Patient Outcomes
- How to Avoid Mistakes in Cold Chain Transportation
An Interview with Geoff Glauser, Director of Global Packaging Technology for Wyeth
What are the challenges in packing and shipping temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products? Take it from cold chain expert Geoff Glauser... a lot. He joins us to share his take on what you need to know. Listen in for some great insights and some great information he shared at the Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals!
- An Interview on the Cold Chain process with Claude Jolicoeur of McKesson Canada Corp
Wholesalers have come under more scrutiny lately as major handlers of temperature controlled pharmaceutical products. Listen to Claude Jolicoeur of McKesson Canada, one of the largest wholesalers in North America, as he explains what they are doing to ensure efficacy and product stability while in their care.
- An Interview with Rose Bicksler, Sr. Mgr., Global Quality Assurance & Vaildation, Johnson & Johnson
Temperature controlled packaging in the biopharmaceutical field has changed a lot over the past few years. With technological advances, QA testing and validation is more important than ever. Rose Bicksler of J&J shared insights on conducting trials and collecting temperature data.
Cold Chain Videos
An Interview with Ian Holloway, MHRA: A Regulatory Response to New Temperature Monitoring Technologies
An Interview with Mary Foster, US Pharmacopeia: Regulatory Readiness & Preparedness (USP) <1079>
An Interview with Ray Goff, Director, Vaccine Production, Pfizer - Clinical Trial Supply Trends and Challenges
Effective Management of Third Party Relationships
Complying and Applying USP <1079> “Good Storage and Shipping Practices”
Cold Chain Whitepapers
Model Guidance for Storage and Transport of Time-and Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Products
Data Management in Cold Chain
This whitepaper by Martin Peter of ELPRO-Buchs AG Switzerland gives an overview of the questions surrounding data management in cold chain and aims to help decision makers in the industry. It discusses: Why is it important to collect and manage the temperature data coming from cold chain monitoring? What are the challenges with data management in Cold Chain? What are the solution approaches and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches?
Cold Chain Articles
Cold Chain Lapses Causing Infant Deaths?
The deaths of children after immunization due to a possible breakdown in the cold chain have revealed fissures in the system. Pamela Cheema reports
Green Solutions for Cold Chains
As the world's focus shifts towards reducing carbon emissions, the pharmaceutical industry
finds itself facing a dilemma in maintaining strict safety standards while improving its
Biopharma Cold Chain Logistics Market Is On its Way to $6 Billion Globally
Pharmaceutical Commerce’s updated Biopharma Sourcebook estimates a 2009 market of
$5.9 billion, heading to $6.9 billion in 2012 - By: Nicholas Basta, Pharma Commerce.
Seven Unique Challenges in Maintaining Cold Chain Continuity in Study Sites in Emerging Markets Across the Globe
Pharma IQ presents seven unique challenges in maintaining cold chain continuity in study sites in emerging
markets across the globe.
The Need For Speed
The express courier market has come a long way from merely delivering letters. Building extensive infrastructure, offering value-added services, and now jumping on to e-commerce are some of the hallmarks that differentiates this sector, says Jayashree Mendes.
Results from the Cold Chain & Temperature Management Industry Survey
Pharma IQ recently invited pharmaceutical supply chain professionals to participate in a survey on current initiatives and challenges in temperature controlled distribution. The results provided information about initiatives and concerns for international and domestic shipments, Good Distribution Practice (GDP), and various solutions being used in pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers.
Survey results from Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals Global Forum
Where cooler heads prevail
Dedicated To Improving Pharmaceutical Cold-Chain Distribution Practices. Blog wirtten by Kevin O’Donnell, Director & Chief Technical Advisor to Industry for Tegrant Corporation, ThermoSafe Brands.
Cold Chain Webinars