It seems like every time you pick up a trade journal, some company or the other is offering a last mile solution.
Whether this is a special package that has been validated for "x" amount of hours, or a device no different than a basic chemical indicator that will give you a good or bad forensic analysis after the event.
The IQPC GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum sure was a busy show this year. I must admit from the DeltaTrak perspective, that we had very high level of traffic to our booth.
With the fairly recent DQSA (Drug Quality and Security Act), plus new regulations in China for GSP, and the EU for GDP, plus rumors that Japan will be adopting the EU GDP guidelines, it seems that global regulations are becoming harmonized. These regulations are based upon quality, risk mitigation, and the measures taken to prevent adulteration or the counterfeiting of drugs.
Ongoing programs like the VFC (Vaccines for Children) and the Pneumonia vaccine for the older members of the community are seen as annual programs. However, we always associate the Flu vaccine with fall and winter.
Like many of us that work in this industry I always follow very closely the presentations from the Spring and early Summer rounds of trade events and industry meetings to see what might be new.
Being that cold chain and drug security are close to my own areas of personal interest I always tune in on the articles and data related to these two areas.
Late last month the FDA CBER (Consumer Affairs Branch) issued an advisor notice to interested persons containing information related to the storage and use of temperature sensitive biological products that have been involved in a temporary electrical power failure, or flood conditions.
In an earlier post on this Blog I wrote an entry about the DeltaTrak WHO pre-qualified Vaccine Glycol Bottle Data Logger.
Based upon the market and use that this product is focused towards (i.e. Local, State and Distribution Center vaccine storage units) there has been a lot of interest and sales activity related to this product.
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