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Shipping Specifications Are NOT Stability Data

Pharmaceutical shippers are too cautious. That’s the verdict from regulatory experts and pharmaceutical logistics providers. The specific problem is the disconnect between stability data and shipping specifications. Company researchers typically have detailed information regarding the stability of products and advanced compounds, but that information may not be transmitted to the...

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ShockWatch®, Inc. and Timestrip UK LTD Announce Strategic Partnership to Develop and Distribute Latest Cold Chain Indicator Technology

Cooperative agreement brings together two industry leaders to provide market-leading products that require no special packaging, refrigerant or overnight shipping and provide top-notch accuracy and flexibility ShockWatch, a global leader in the innovation and optimization of logistics and cold chain risk management systems along with Timestrip UK LTD, today announced...

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Angela Kerr named Vice President, Product Management and Marketing

Formerly the director of product management, Angela Kerr was promoted to Vice President, Marketing and Product Management in October 2012. “Angela has excelled in every position since joining ShockWatch five years ago and is clearly deserving of this promotion,” said Gerard Smith, Chairman and CEO of MRI Companies, the parent...

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ShockWatch Receives ISO 9001:2008 Recertification

ShockWatch, a global leader in the innovation and optimization of logistics and cold chain risk management systems, once again earned ISO 9001:2008 certification. After a comprehensive audit, the certification was issued on Oct. 29, 2012 by Bureau Veritas for the design, manufacture and post-sales support of shipping, handling and cold chain monitoring...

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Bridging the Gap: The holistic approach to cold chain management

Guest blogger Jean Bédard, President & Chief Executive Officer of Infitrak Inc., discusses examples of their holistic approach to gap analysis. When Cubist Pharmaceuticals tracked its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) shipments from Italy to the US, it identified several unknown delays. Most, according to Cubist’s supply chain consultant, Michele Johnson,...

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In drug development and translational medicine, consistency matters

Consistency is among the most important concepts in drug development and translational medicine. Yet, the tests that identify whether a specific substance is present in a sample have so much variability, even among batches, that comparing results over time is difficult, if not impossible. Measuring devices, whether they measure the...

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Jim Edwards Joins ShockWatch Management team as Vice President of Operations

Jim joined the ShockWatch team in June 2012 as Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for manufacturing, production, warehouse management, shipping, receiving, quality assurance, and procurement. His specialties include: risk management, lean manufacturing, quality management, cost management and negotiation, cross functional team leadership, people management, team building and continuous improvement.Before...

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