The transportation of the highly sought-after COVID-19 vaccines has encountered significant challenges all over the world since the initial rollout in December 2020. The demanding requirements for these temperature-sensitive vaccines have caused some inevitable product loss, as authorities across the U.S. increasingly report high numbers of spoiled vaccines.
To prevent vaccine waste, many pharmaceutical manufacturers have given careful consideration to innovative packaging solutions before the parcel even gets labeled and prepared for transport.
For example, Pfizer’s vaccine entails strict cold chain requirements and the pharma company has specially designed temperature-controlled thermal shippers utilizing dry ice to maintain recommended temperature conditions of -70°C for up to 10 days. Once opened, the shippers can be used for temporary storage for as many as 30 days as long as they are re-dry iced every five days.
After packaging considerations are made, Logistyx helps leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and life sciences companies develop innovative strategies to effectively execute global distribution of vaccines, test kits, ventilators, and other healthcare shipments. For instance, from handling rigorous temperature-controlled storage and transportation to uninterrupted logistics management information and real-time status updates, Logistyx helps one leading pharmaceutical manufacturer effectively execute its vaccine distribution by building and maintaining a custom network of carriers to ensure the continuous availability of a quality vaccine.
Logistyx also worked with leading biopharmaceutical company, Gilead, to print carrier-compliant service labels, enabling them to quickly test print and integrate the labels to rapidly increase delivery speed of its investigational drug against COVID-19 from its manufacturing location to medical facilities in need around the globe.
Logistyx regularly helps shippers in the pharma industry ensure every parcel ships with the correct label and documentation, no matter the carrier, destination, or product. Logistyx’s worldwide network of 550+ carrier services provides regulatory compliance and certification for each shipment. When shipping a specialized product like vaccines and other pharmacological drugs that require extra documentation, Logistyx provides the necessary documents to comply with complex regulations and requirements.
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