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Read our latest newsletter to learn more about transporting pharmaceutical products using the cold chain. On the front page: Certicold Pharma, the quality label applied to temperature-controlled solutions for transporting medicines!
This was the problem highlighted in November 2012 by Mr Jean-Pierre Paccioni, Chairman of Section B of the Council of the National Order of Pharmacists: The insulated packaging solutions distributed to patients are not sufficiently effective for storing heat-sensitive products in complete safety! In fact, on average the performance of insulated pouches is no more than 5 minutes, whereas the average journey time to the nearest pharmacy is 20 minutes.
Furthermore, users are objecting to a lack of transparency regarding the performance characteristics and quality of the proposed solutions. As for the suppliers of insulated packaging solutions, they regret the absence of a precise set of specifications to guarantee the quality of cold chain equipment.
As a result, a committee was set up within the National Order of Pharmacists, under the guidance of Cemafroid, in order to create a label guaranteeing the quality and performance of cold chain equipment in the healthcare sector: Certicold Pharma!
Our Nomad Slim insulated pouch has everything you need: easy to use, internal compartments to prevent contact between the products and the eutectic gel packs and effective safeguards for the medicines! It was specially designed for the daily transportation of vaccines, insulin or other medicines at strictly controlled temperatures between +2 °C and +8 °C. The internal temperature is maintained for 1½ hours at +30 °C and more than 2½ hours at +20 °C.
This pouch, which can be reused over one hundred times, was awarded the Certicold Pharma label in June 2014! There are more details in our newsletter.
You may also see this insulated pouch at the 4th Conference on the Cold Chain for Health Products seminar, to be held on the 26th and 27th November in Lyons.
Cemafroid is an independent certification body, with expertise in the cold chain. Read the full interview with Gérald Cavalier in our newsletter. He explains the various stages required in order to obtain a certification label:
The certification label is only awarded when all these stages have been successfully completed.