Cold Chain Management is an uninterrupted series of storage, transportation and distribution activities that maintains products at a required temperature range of 2°C and 8°C or between 15°C and 25°C or between -10°C and -20°C as per their requirements.
Cold chain management in pharmaceuticals is important to ensure that the right quality is maintained during storage and transportation, and also to meet the regulatory commitments. Regulatory guidelines and standards around the world focus on the right storage and transportation, and adhering to these standards is important.
Cold chain pharmaceutical products are sensitive biological substances that can become less effective or lose their potency if not stored properly. The loss of potency is cumulative and irreversible.
In short, when products are exposed to conditions outside the established temperature range, their quality may be negatively affected, reducing their assigned shelf life, diminishing their effectiveness or making them ineffective. Though the exposed product may look the same it will not have the required potency, and have a direct impact on patient safety.
So it is important that the right temperature is maintained throughout the supply chain, starting from the dispatch of the product from the manufacturing site to when it reaches the patient.
Asian Supply Chain offers a comprehensive cold chain solution package which includes:
Asian’s promoters have lead the development of Cold Chain Guidelines at Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) Industry association and also been an active member of CDSCO sponsored initiatives to improve the cold chain infrastructure at airport. We develop and offer customised temperature controlled packing and operate Qualified and Validate temperature controlled trucks as per WHO guidelines.