As the pharmaceutical industry grows, proper temperature-controlled transport is becoming increasingly important. Exposure to too-hot or too-cold temperatures, packaging failures, incorrect handling, cold air or hot breezes, inconsistent weather, and sunlight can all affect the efficacy and safety of pharmaceutical products, damaging the products.
The Challenge of Transporting Pharmaceuticals
The improper shipment of pharmaceuticals can damage the products, resulting in potential lawsuits and it might impact the reputation of your company. Therefore, you must take the necessary precautions to ensure your products are transported safely and in a temperature-controlled environment.
Using specialized packaging and transportation methods and providing adequate training to those handling the products can protect your pharmaceuticals during transport.
Packaging Used to Transport Pharmaceuticals
A transportation service uses various types of packaging to protect your pharmaceuticals. Insulated packaging has good thermal insulation properties. It can help maintain a consistent temperature during transport, which is essential for sensitive pharmaceutical products.
Refrigerated containers, also known as reefers, transport temperature-sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals that require a specific temperature range during transportation. Reefers consist of a container with a refrigeration system that maintains the temperature of the product during transport and is suitable for both land and sea transportation.
Overpacks are packaging materials that protect products from external factors, such as temperature, pressure, or impact. They are often made from cardboard, plastic, or foam and can be customized to fit the specific product.
The Monitoring of Your Pharmaceuticals
Companies should also prepare to monitor the temperature and other environmental conditions during transport, which they can achieve through temperature monitoring devices and other sensors that allow for real-time tracking of the products. You can monitor the temperatures of your pharmaceuticals yourself on a mobile device.
Measures Taken to Protect Your Product During an Emergency
The pharmaceutical transport company will also consistently monitor the temperatures to verify they are safe. With this information, companies can quickly identify problems and solve them. For example, they may need to stop by a local facility to store the pharmaceuticals until they can be moved into a different truck if the current one is not adequately maintaining the correct temperatures.
Overall, proper temperature-controlled transport is crucial for the pharmaceutical industry. By taking precautions and using the right tools, you can ensure that your products remain safe and effective throughout transportation, protecting the health and well-being of patients and your company's reputation and financial interests.
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9 May 2023
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