Pharma Logistics 101: Up, Up and Away?
Alan Kennedy is the founder and executive director of Pharma TEAM-UP, a not-for-profit organization seeking to get pharma companies working together on logistics. Here, Kennedy gives an introduction to the sector and discusses where improvements could be made.
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Keeping meticulously manufactured pharmaceutical products in tip-top (aka undamaged and therapeutically effective) condition during their long and often arduous journey to market can be a complex, risky, and expensive business. Once outside the sterile surroundings of a manufacturing or filling environment, the risk of product contamination or deterioration escalates dramatically. The lower deck conditions of a Boeing plane or the inside of a typical intermodal freight container are a long way from the GMP-validated cleanrooms and controlled laminar-flow environments of the pharma production environment. The handling of temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products in particular is a complicated business and presents unique challenges. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global pharmaceuticals logistics market is valued at $64 billion and is one of the most regulated, expensive and fragile cargo markets in the world today.
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