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Leading Bio-Pharmaceutical, Regulatory and Logistics Experts Discuss Supply Chain Challenges at Pharma IQ’s 7th Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals

Dépèche transmise le 14 octobre 2009 par Business Wire

Leading Bio-Pharmaceutical, Regulatory and Logistics Experts Discuss Supply Chain Challenges at Pharma IQ’s 7th Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals

Leading Bio-Pharmaceutical, Regulatory and Logistics Experts Discuss Supply Chain Challenges at Pharma IQ’s 7th Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharma IQ, a division of IQPC, held the 7th Annual Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals, September 21-24, 2009 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA (www.coldchainpharma.com). This industry-leading global forum gathered more than 350 pharmaceutical, regulatory and logistic experts to address the greatest challenges supply chain professionals face today.

The 7th Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals featured revolutionary content designed to advance temperature-sensitive supply chain practices through technical case studies and panel discussions. Highlighted discussions on package qualification, QA/risk management initiatives and international distribution during the conference included:

  • Updated temperature-control processes for handling high-value, perishable pharmaceutical products from leading airline carriers: Cathay Pacific Cargo, Air France KLM Cargo, United Airlines Cargo, Air Canada Cargo, American Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo and British Airways
  • Edward Kelly, General Manager of the Air Cargo, Transportation Security Administration at the Department of Homeland Security explained requirements for qualifying under the TSA Screening Program
  • Cold Chain perspectives from alternative sectors, such as genetics research, animal health, wholesalers, public health officials, the US Military and the American Red Cross
  • Complying with international regulations including the MHRA, Health Canada, US Pharmacopeia and FDA, and how they compare to industry standards set out by the PDA

Other participating organizations included Pfizer, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Abbott, Novartis, Seattle Genetics, Merial Animal Health, Eli Lilly & Company and Johnson & Johnson.

Biomereux’s Manager of Global Distribution commented on the event, stating, "An outstanding compilation of speakers and topics, helping our industry to stay on the cutting edge of technology and regulations."

Cavalier Logistics’ VP of Bio-Pharma Healthcare Services adds, “IQPC delivers a cohesive delegation of life science and pharmaceutical cold chain professionals that you will not find in any other event. We have found the industry pulse and opinion can be found at this Global Forum.”

The audience for this event included senior representatives from pharmaceutical, wholesale and distribution companies with responsibilities in quality assurance, transportation, packaging, trade relations, global/domestic supply, regulatory affairs and warehouse management.

Pharma IQ has announced the next events in their series of cold chain and logistics management conferences: Clinical Trials Logistics (December 7-9, 2009 in Philadelphia, PA), 8th Cold Chain Management & Temperature Control Summit (February 22-24, 2010 in Toronto, ON) and 8th Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals (September 20-23, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA).

For additional information, visit www.coldchainpharma.com or contact Abby Lombardi at +1 212-885-2660 or abby.lombardi@iqpc.com.

About IQPC

IQPC (www.iqpc.com) provides business executives with tailored practical conferences, large-scale events, topical seminars and in-house training programs. Producing over 1,500 events annually around the world, IQPC continues to grow and has offices in cities across six continents including: Berlin, Dubai, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, and Toronto.

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