With the growth of specialty pharma products, there’s been a corresponding need to accommodate specialty handling requirements. When products need to be stored, shipped and delivered at a certain temperature, the efficacy of that drug depends on reliable temperature integrity. 3PL Services has been expanding our capacity to store cold-chain products and developing solutions for their safe transit through the supply chain.
According to Pharmaceutical Commerce, nearly half (45%) of prescription drugs approved by the FDA in 2019 were products with cold-chain handling. To meet this growing need, we are expanding our footprint in our LaVergne 2 (LV2) building to add over 700 pallet locations for products held in a 2-8c environment.
Hand-in-hand with proper storage, how cold-chain products travel through the supply chain involves many considerations. And shipper packaging is chief among them. As new cold chain products come to market, custom packaging is typically designed, created, tested and ordered. And while this works well to meet the shipment needs of the product, there are weak links in this chain—speed to market and cost. Custom packaging takes time and money to develop.