Isothermal solutions for the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors :
insulated packaging, eutectic refrigerants, temperature data loggers
Cryopak has specialised in the development of cold chain solutions for the healthcare sector for a number of years, focusing on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical trials and blood transportation sectors.
Cryopak is a preferred partner of major pharmaceutical players who are subject to current constraints of globalisation and resource sharing. The effect is that our presence in Europe and North & South America, as well as our networks of distributors across the world, enables us to provide our cold chain solutions at global level.
Cryopak : logistics partner for cold chain of healthcare temperature sensitive products
Cryopak has developed its expertise in this sector by supplying isothermal solutions that have been proven to perform well. The success Cryopak has experienced in the healthcare sector relies on its ability to adapt its products, but particularly its services, depending on its customers’ new needs and constraints.
Cryopak has developed a varied range of insulated packaging, refrigerants, temperature and humidity data loggers, no matter where in the world the products are to be shipped, for shipments up to 144 hours in the most extreme conditions.
The Cryopak headquarters in New Jersey is ISO 9001 certified and its sister companies located in France and Canada have a quality system in place that closely adheres to this standard. All solutions offered by Cryopak comply with European directives on Good Distribution Practices, in addition to those of the Food and Drug Administration.
The healthcare products most shipped under cold chain
A growing number of healthcare products must be stored between +2°C and +8°C, and require adherence to the cold chain, particularly vaccines (measles, rubella, yellow fever, hepatitis B, meningitis, flu, tetanus, polio, whooping cough, typhoid, chickenpox, etc.). This sensitivity to temperature fluctuations is also observed for many products used to treat cancer, HIV, haemophilia, multiple sclerosis, leukaemia, insulin-dependent diabetes, etc., as well as for most medications for orphan diseases.
The transportation of blood and its derivatives also demands strict cold chain control : blood must be stored between +2° and +8°C whilst platelets must be kept between +20° and +24°C. The principle of blood donations is to save lives. Blood is therefore extremely precious. It is all the more important to ensure the cold chain for blood is secure and effective, given that blood must be transported outside the collection centre and in transit for varying lengths of time. It is therefore strongly recommended that blood is transported in refrigerated containers with positive cold, also known as positive phase change materials.
The transportation of category B biological products is also subject to strict regulation. Companies who send biological samples must comply with local, provincial and federal laws on their identification, classification, packaging and labelling. Their transportation demands rigorous adherence to the IATA and ICAO regulations on category B biological products (UN 3373).