Temperature monitoring for goods liable to cooling. © UPS

Temperature monitoring for goods liable to cooling. © UPS

It’s a patient, not a product Drugs liable to cooling are subject to special provisions

 Specific drugs must be kept at a specified temperature.   Specific drugs must be kept at a specified temperature. For their safe transportation, even to far-away destinations, there are numerous temperature-controlling, sector-specific solutions that ensure a suitable cool atmosphere even when nothing is moving, as is the case with power outages or unfavourable traffic conditions. Precisely when these journeys take longer than planned, producers have to ensure drugs arrive with the patient in perfect condition.

According to a current study conducted by the Freedonia Group, global demand for pharmaceutical packaging will rise annually by 6.5% by 2019 due to demographic developments. To guarantee the longest shelf life possible of these drugs the ingredients must be kept cool.

UPS Healthcare in Amsterdam. © UPS

UPS Healthcare in Amsterdam. © UPS

Suitable for cryogenic cooling at up to -150°C. UPS’ Temperature True Cryo services are now also available in Europe. © UPS

Suitable for cryogenic cooling at up to -150°C. UPS’ Temperature True Cryo services are now also available in Europe. © UPS

At -150°C for up to ten days

While special containers with constant temperatures of up to -60°C are not uncommon, the 'Dry Vapor Shipper' by Cryoport outperforms this temperature many times over. Compared to dry ice this new development launched by the uninterrupted cooling logistics vendor excludes any temperature fluctuations. The vacuum container that generates the cold guarantees constant cooling of -150°C over a period of up to ten days without any interim controls. Storage and transportation are made possible by a shipping unit comprising dry ice and liquid nitrogen. A rubber gasket between the glass bottle and lid makes for air-tight closure.
In 'Cyroport's dry vapor shipper' goods can be kept and shipped at up to  -90°C for days. © Cyroport

In 'Cyroport's dry vapor shipper' goods can be kept and shipped at up to -90°C for days. © Cyroport

Cooperation for cold shipping

As an add-on time and temperature curves can be monitored, saved and tracked in real time by integrating a data logger that also offers an intervention option. This service is already offered by the Lifeconex business unit of DHL Global Forwarding specifically for customers from the Life-Science and Healthcare industries. Now UPS and Cryoport have also announced their cooperation. As from now the shipping of sensitive biomaterials can be combined with the “UPS Proactive Response Secure” option. For pharmaceutical, bio-engineering and medical companies 'UPS Temperature True' has a wide selection of shipping options in store for temperature-sensitive products as both air or sea freight.

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