Temperature control containers are vital to protecting the stability of life‑saving medicines during transit. When comparing models, many firms struggle to determine which packages they should invest in; due to the lack of standardisation in qualification testing conducted by the manufacturers. The existing guidance on qualification testing is helpful, but the number of different thermal profiles and testing procedures used in the market (regarding product loads, preconditioning requirements, etc.), can create confusion when trying to directly compare containers. Selecting the wrong container would be a significant waste of investment and risk the safety of high-value drugs as they travel through challenging climates. To assist with the navigation of this problematic landscape, this infographic provides insight on how to keep costs low and quality high when validating and qualifying temperature control containers.
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