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IMPORTANCE OF THE COLD CHAIN FOR THE PHARMA SECTOR

IMPORTANCE OF THE COLD CHAIN FOR THE PHARMA SECTOR

01.02.2015

The 2014 Fourth Conference on the Cold Chain for Health Products (Lyon, France) addressed the importance of refrigeration and the cold chain for pharma products.

For the ten best-selling drugs worldwide, five have to be stored at temperatures from +2 to 8°C , four at a different temperature range, and only one has no storage temperature requirement.

Participants were reminded that the “last kilometer”, is a sensitive point in every cold chain, as this last link is also the weakest.

Local and international transport have to be looked at, as many drugs are not manufactured in the patient’s country.

Source : http://www.bulletins-electroniques.com/actualites/76949.htm