6 Must-Know Factors for Pharmaceutical Packaging

    Posted by Carissa Smith on August 26,2019


    70% of pharmaceutical products require temperature-controlled shipping. That's a lot!

    There are many solutions that boast about temperature and humidity regulation, but the reality is that there’s no “one size fits all” approach for pharma products. Every item is unique and they have a big range of specifications. That’s why there's no better alternative than working with an experienced partner who can provide a solution specific to your needs.

    When shipping pharma products, it’s important to use insulated containers that will protect products from extreme temperatures, sunlight exposure, humidity and more. 

    Here are the 6 must-know factors about pharmaceutical packaging, according to our sister company, Microtek.

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    1. Pharmaceutical products need to be maintained at a precise temperature, humidity, and sunlight levels to retain their efficacy. 
    2. Thermal blankets for pallets can be used to maintain a constant temperature range of around 15°C to 25°C.
    3. Biologic material (e.g., blood, tissue, reproductive material) and clinical trials need to be stored in a cryogenic container that can hold the temperature at -150°C for at least 10 days.
    4. Just 2°C of temperature variation could completely ruin a pharmaceutical product.
    5. Pharmaceutical companies lose an average of $150,000 per small package shipment due to temperature slips. For larger freight shipments, this could cost up in the millions. 
    6. The threat of cargo theft is real, especially when hauling valuable products like medicine and other pharmaceuticals. An experienced logistics provider can help manage these threats and keep pharma products safe.

    When all is said and done, there’s a lot that goes into packaging pharmaceuticals. That’s why you should work with a knowledgeable, progressive leader in temperature management for your shipping needs. Contact us to get started today!


    Topics: Cold Chain, Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals

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