Almac has expanded its refrigerated (2-8°C) storage and has newly developed refrigerated labeling facilities at its UK site, doubling capacity for biologics, biosimilar compounds and other temperature-critical material. The enhancements aim to streamline Almac’s cold chain service to help ensure the material flow is consistently monitored at every stage in the clinical supply chain.
Almac has also introduced a new cold chain shipper solution. According to the company, these containers are smaller, lighter and more robust than existing shipper solutions on the market, retaining maximized product space. Sharon Courtney, head of distribution, said, “In the first six months since their implementation, the shippers achieved an impressive >0.33% excursion rate across the board, making this one of the most effective shipping solutions in the industry.” The shippers, coupled with Almac’s Shipping Temperature Electronic Monitoring System (STEMS), allow for same-day temperature data.
Martin Lamb, vice president of business development, said, “Our suite of leading cold chain solutions is a response to the growing customer demand for clinical services for temperature sensitive materials. Our goal is to provide closed-loop cold-chain solutions tailored towards our customers’ individual needs, remaining mindful that we are servicing an industry wherein effectiveness and efficiency are increasingly sought after attributes.”
Almac Enhances Temperature Service Offering
Published August 8, 2012
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