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Supply Chain/ Logistics The annual IQPC cold chain event has expanded over recent years from a couple days in Philadelphia to a week-long event in Chicago. There is increased emphasis not only on global cold chain logistics practices, but now with an ancillary meeting, “Supply Chain Integrity, Risk and Data” that touches on the evolution of track-and-trace programs and anti-counterfeiting in drug distribution. The combination makes sense—numerous observers have noted that many of the same tracking mechanisms for monitoring a cold chain shipment function similarly to a track-and-trace system in conventional distribution. The newly promulgated EU Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines specify actions to improve supply chain integrity during shipments. The combination also signals the growing importance of managing controlled roomtemperature (CRT) shipments—which are practically everything else pharmaceutical besides cold chain products. The week begins with two days of pre-exhibition workshops, covering topics such as overall temperature-controlled shipping, packaging design, active refrigeration systems and packaging qualification. Once the formal conference gets underway, it kicks off with a panel discussion bringing regulators from FDA, the European Medicines Agency, Health Canada, the China FDA and others. There follow a series of tracks: cold chain packaging; supply chain integrity; and global supply chain logistics. The second day has plenary sessions on cold chain optimization and active vs. passive shipping (among others), followed by tracks on: • Clinical trials • Ocean freight • CRT and ambient products • Risk management process development • GDP requirements • Systems for real-time visibility • Data systems and stability budgets, among others. Cold chain around the world The last day of the week is given over to “International Focus Day,” with sessions on regulatory and technology frameworks in India, China, Brazil and Russia (most intriguing topic: “How to Ship to Siberia”). The emerging-markets or developing-nation focus is a natural; these regions combine both the most challenging supply chain situations, and the targeted growth areas of the global life sciences industry. Pharmaceutical Commerce is a media sponsor of the event, and will have a presence at the meeting. Look us up! 013 What’s New For 2 • International Focus Day: BRIC Countries • Innovative Technology Demo Drive • Global Compliance: Regulatory, Industry and Supporting Agencies Perspectives • Global Logistics Case Studies • Re-Usable, “Green”, Eco-Friendly & Cost Effective Packaging • Supply Chain Integrity • Stability Management & Supply Chain Data • Quality Distribution & Risk Management • Supply Chain Security & Tracking EXHIBITORS (as of June 1) • AcuTemp Thermal Systems • Air Canada Cargo • American Aerogel • American Airlines Cargo • Berlinger • Cavalier Logistics • Cold Chain Technologies • Cool Containers • Cryoport • Cryopak • DGP Intelsius • DuPont • Dyzle • Eastman Chemical Co. • Elpro Services, Inc • Emball’iso 20 Visit our website at July | August 2013 • Envirocooler • Envirotainer • Farrar Scientific • FedEx Custom Critical • Gemalto • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Ltd. • Inmark Inc. • Intelleflex • Klinge Corp. • Georgia Dept. of Economic Development • LoJack • Lufthansa Cargo • Marken • MD Logistics • Minnesota Thermal Science, LLC • Modality Solutions • NanoCool • OCASA Logistics Solutions • Oceasoft • OnAsset Intelligence, Inc. • Packaging Technology Group, Inc. • Panther Expedited Services • Pelican BioPharma • Polar Tech Industries, Inc. • Priority Air Express/Priority Solutions • Q Sales and Leasing • QuickSTAT • Rehrig Pacific • Savsu Technologies • Sealed Air Corp. • Sensitech/FreightWatch International • ShockWatch • Sofrigam • Southwest Airlines • Temptime Corp. • ThermoSafe Brands • Time Definite Services, Inc. • TSS • Unitrans International Logistics • United Cargo • Vaisala • Va-Q-Tec AG • World Courier of Canada, Ltd.

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Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2013
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Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2013