The WHO regulations for transportation of time and temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products state that only validated/qualified packaging is allowed. Why is that important? With the growing concern for an effective coronavirus vaccine around the world, researchers say that this new series of vaccines require extremely specific storage and transportation temperatures to ensure efficacy. If a vaccine or other temperature controlled pharmaceutical product is allowed to go outside of the required temperature range, it might be not as effective or considered useless depending on the product or vaccine itself.

Cold Chain Packing & Logistics Provides Qualified Packaging Solutions    

     With that being said, let’s take a look at the WHO’s good distribution practices (GDP) regulations and see how Cold Chain Packing & Logistics is ensuring that important temperature controlled shipments are managed in compliance to these regulations which include the transport and delivery (monitoring systems, packaging types, labelling, etc). Cold Chain Packing & Logistics always provides qualified packaging solutions based on lane risk assessments which has made them a global leader in supply chain logistics for some of the world’s most important pharmaceutical products.

The WHO Regulations For Transportation Of Time And Temperature Sensitive Pharmaceutical Products

     The World Health Organization maintains one of the most comprehensive sets of regulations relating to the storage, handling, and transportation of time and temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products. These regulations are important to ensuring the efficacy of these pharmaceutical products and could be crucial to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine around the world. These globally recognised regulations focus in great detail on:

  • Identifying and controlling risk.
  • Managing refrigerated road shipments including pre-shipment actions, shipping day: actions at point of origin, actions during transit, arrival day: actions at destination point(s), and post shipment actions.
  • Managing passive container road shipments including pre-shipment actions, shipping day: actions at point of origin, actions during transit, arrival day: actions at destination point(s), and post shipment actions.
  • Air transport processes.
  • Air transport labelling for TTSPPs.
  • Managing air shipments including pre-shipment actions, shipping day: actions at point of origin, shipping day: actions at departure airport by freight forwarder, shipping day: actions at by air carrier and ground handlers, arrival day: actions at destination, and post shipment actions.

Cold Chain Packing & Logistics Custom Tailored Solutions

To help meet these requirements, Cold Chain Packing & Logistics partners with world-class industry leaders to deliver quality temperature-controlled products and services. Our custom-tailored solutions are based on the World Health Organization’s good distribution practices (GDP) regulations as well as Saudi FDA guidelines. We choose companies who share our vision of ensuring the safety and efficacy of every temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products we deliver.

Contact Cold Chain Packing & Logistics

     To learn more about why a temperature-controlled pharma logistics company is important to the global distribution of time and temperature sensitive products including the vaccine, contact Cold Chain Packing & Logistics today and speak with a Pharma Logistics distribution expert who can answer any questions you might have.

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