Evolving track-and-trace rules in key markets are driving pharmaceutical industry demand for adaptable contractors with regional expertise, according to Ian Parsonage, Senior Director, Global Serialization Services at PCI Pharma Services.
Shelf life is the length of time that foods, beverages, pharmaceutical drugs, chemicals, and many other perishable items are given before they are considered unsuitable for sale, use, or consumption.
Shelf life studies are used to determine how long a product can reasonably be expected to maintain its quality, safety, and character. These studies take into account not only products’ functional qualities such as safety and effectiveness, but also cosmetic qualities such as color and texture that make them appealing to customers.
The packaging of time- and temperature-sensitive healthcare products has changed very little over the past quarter century. However, the advent of new, fragile cell therapies demands the need for greater temperature precision, and the ability to collect multiple data of environmental and handling conditions within the distribution environment through continuous real-time monitoring and on-line accessibility.
Artesan Pharma Gmbh & Co. KG in Lüchow, Germany, demonstrates how an effective program of serialization, i.e. the traceability of medicines, can successfully be put into practice in today's pharmaceutical industry.
The unique characteristics of your product present inspection challenges. Fortunately, there are products to address your specific challenges.
Your cold chain is about more than just protecting and delivering temperature-sensitive products. It is about caring for the lives affected by those products and protecting the environment we all share. Although many organizations still consider it challenging to find a packaging solution that is sustainable, affordable and operationally efficient for cold chain distribution, Cardinal Health knows differently.