Cold is now hot

United Cargo has launched Temp Control, a service designed for shipping pharmaceutical products that require strict temperature controls and monitoring during transport. The service provides three temperature ranges: Freeze (-10 degrees C to -20 degrees C), Cool (+2 degrees C to +8 degrees C) and Ambient (+15 degrees C to +25 degrees C). United Cargo is working with Envirotainer, a provider of temperature-controlled air cargo containers.

Shipment temperature readings are taken at specified transport points and results are available 24 hours a day, the carrier says.

United is not the only one jumping on the cold storage and transport bandwagon. DHL Global Forwarding opened of a life sciences center with such capabilities in Puerto Rico early this year, part of a company initiative targeting the drug and medical device makers located there. DHL handles small and large volumes of vaccines, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and other temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic, and medical materials.

Likewise, specialty third-party logistics provider Sentry Logistic Solutions has invested heavily in validated systems and facilities. CEO Jennifer Marcum says in a Pharmaceutical Commerce report that growing interest in wellness and disease prevention corresponds with a rise in vaccine shipments, with their strict temperature requirements.

- here's the United Cargo announcement (pdf)
- see the Pharmaceutical Commerce article

Webinar

Using AI and RWD to Uncover Rare Disease Insights, Accelerate Commercialization and Improve Patient Outcomes

Wednesday, March 24 | 2pm ET / 11am PT

Learn how IPM.ai transformed real world data into real world insights to assist Audentes in their development of AT132 for the treatment of XLMTM. The session reviews how IPM.ia and Audentes collaborated to uncover the XLMTM patient population.