Innovation in Cold Chain Packaging

Innovation in Cold Chain Packaging

By Nicholas Basta, Pharmaceutical Commerce

It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that packaging for the life sciences cold chain advances as rapidly as, say, smartphones. Every year brings a new wave of designs, materials and service offerings. The comparison isn’t fair because, unlike smartphones, cold chain packaging varies from units of sale (delivered to the patient at home, for example), to cases, to pallet-scale shipping containers. Then you add in the variety of transportation modes—ground, air, sea—and you have a veritable cornucopia of opportunities (and challenges).

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