Almac’s Clinical Services business unit has added refrigerated reusable shippers to its portfolio of solutions for the management and global distribution of temperature controlled clinical supplies. Available as an option to replace single-use shippers for refrigerated shipments (2°C to 8°C), the reusable shippers can significantly reduce shipping and storage costs while maintaining payload capacity.
This addition compliments Almac's range of cold chain management solutions, which includes a global team of cold chain experts, a strategic depot network, more than 3,000 pallets of dedicated, refrigerated storage facilities, and a proprietary Shipping Temperature Electronic Monitoring System (STEMS) allowing for same-day temperature data.
The reusable shippers have identical product space with smaller overall volume than single-use shippers, reducing shipping and storage costs. In addition, their environmental impact caused is virtually eliminated, according to an Almac statement, and clients will benefit from the removal of tedious destruction processes often required with single-use shippers. The refrigerated shippers have been verified by Almac Quality for temperature accuracy and meet Almac’s quality standards.
Commenting on the latest enhancement, Leon Supplee, director of Logistics at Almac’s U.S. headquarters in Souderton, PA, stated, “With an increase in biologics and temperature-sensitive shipments, Almac strives to offer the best in temperature-controlled distribution. The addition of reusable shippers is one more way that Almac has risen to meet the changing needs of our clients and provide further efficiencies in the supply chain.”
Almac also plans to release reusable options for controlled, ambient shipments, 15°C to 25°C and frozen shipments, -25°C to -15°C in the near future.