US Department of Homeland Security, Food and Drug Administration, Talecris Biotherapeutics and East China Pharmaceuticals Explain International Distribution of Temperature Control Medicines

Pharma IQ News

New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA – Pharma IQ, a division of IQPC, announces the US Department of Homeland Security, Food and Drug Administration, Talecris Biotherapeutics and East China Pharmaceuticals will present keynote discussions on international pharmaceutical supply chain practices during the 8th Annual Cold Chain Distribution for PharmaceuticalsGlobal Forum.

This annual meeting, taking place September 20-23, 2010 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, brings together temperature controlled supply chain stakeholders from bio-pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, third party transportation providers, government healthcare agencies, pharmacies, freight forwarders, packaging partners and wholesalers.

Topics for discussion at the Global Forum include business strategies to

  • Comply with international regulations by deciphering cold chain guidance documents
  • Devise cost-effective temperature mapping strategies with packaging and transport providers to control ambient, CRT, refrigerated and cold products
  • Streamline global supply chains by syncing quality systems and transportation processes
  • Engrain security processes into the cold chain, ensuring safe delivery and protecting against product loss
  • Import/export temperature control pharmaceutical products to international markets, such as Brazil, China, Peru, Africa and Columbia

In addition to conference sessions, the meeting features a new seminar, Air Cargo 201.  As a continuation on the 2009 'Interview with an Airline' discussion, the seminar fully examines the role of carriers, ground handlers and shippers play in contributing to effective cold chains.

“The event has an outstanding compilation of speakers and topics, allowing our industry to stay on the cutting edge of technology and regulations,” comments a Manager of Global Distribution at bioMerieux.

Other participating organizations at the 8th Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals Global Forum include Medtronic, Abbott Brasil, Genentech, Pfizer-Peru, Eli Lilly, McKesson Canada, Cardinal Health, MHRA, PATH, IATA, ISTA, ISPE and PDA.

IQPC and Pharma IQ have posted content, including speaker interviews, articles, podcasts, and other resources on the conference website at

For additional information, visit www.coldchainpharma.comor contact Courtney Becker-James, Pharma IQ Event Director at

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