Almac Launches Reusable Shipper Option for Temperature-Controlled Distribution
September 19, 2013
Reusable shippers greatly improve environmental impact and provide cost efficiencies
Almac’s Clinical Services business unit is pleased to announce the addition of refrigerated reusable shippers to its trusted 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 innovative, reusable shippers can significantly reduce shipping and storage costs while maintaining payload capacity.
This latest addition is complementary to an already extensive range of cold chain management solutions which include a global team of Cold Chain Experts, a strategic depot network, over 3,000 pallets of dedicated, refrigerated storage facilities, and a proprietary Shipping Temperature Electronic Monitoring System (STEMS) allowing for same day temperature data.
Features of the reusable shippers include identical product space with a smaller overall volume than single-use shippers, thus reducing shipping and storage costs. In addition, the environmental impact caused by single-use shippers is virtually eliminated, 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 rigorous quality standards.
Commenting on the latest enhancement, Leon Supplee, Director of Logistics at Almac’s US 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.
For more information on our full suite of cold chain solutions and how reusable shipper options can benefit your next clinical trial please contact [email protected].
Notes to Editors
‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’
The Almac Group is an established contract development and manufacturing organisation that provides an extensive range of integrated services to over 600 companies globally within the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. The services range from R&D, biomarker discovery and development, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply, IXRS® technology (IVRS/IWRS) through to commercial-scale manufacture.
The international company is a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 30 years and now employs in excess of 3,300 highly skilled personnel. Almac is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with US operations based in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California.