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May 16, 2017

Three-Step Approach to a Successful Temperature Mapping

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Customers perform temperature mapping to generate the temperature profile of their facility. Inadequately controlled environments can lead to ineffective products or product loss. Both the FDA and Health Canada require temperature mapping to comply with their regulations. “Monitoring of storage facilities is conducted at points representing the worst case scenarios of the temperature range based

Apr 25, 2017

Why You Should Use Gel Packs Instead of Frozen Water

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There are a lot of misconceptions as to why gel packs are a better option for keeping goods cold during shipping than simply using frozen water. While it is true that a gel pack is mostly water, it also has an additive that increases its viscosity. Probably the most confusing statement about gel packs is

Mar 20, 2017

Choosing The Best Real-Time Temperature Monitoring System

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Regulatory requirements have evolved quickly in recent years. Most industries are now required by regulatory agencies to comply with strict quality standards. A common requirement is to monitor temperature and other environmental conditions at all times. Real-time monitoring can save your company valuable time by reducing manual labor to a minimum. The system also keeps

Mar 6, 2017

Cryopak Releases Category A Systems for Class 6.2 Shipments

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Veronique Blostein Marketing Coordinator 732-346-9200, ext. 144 vblostein@cryopak.com Edison, NJ (March 6, 2017) — Cryopak has expanded its product line of hazardous infectious substance shipping solutions with the addition of bio-bottle. Available in three sizes (1L, 2L and 3L), these versatile shippers can be used for either Category A or

Feb 22, 2017

Cost-Saving Approach to Shipping Dangerous Goods

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Organizations shipping numerous clinical specimens and infectious substances face significant shipping costs, comprised of packaging cost and freight. It is easy to focus on the cost of the shipper and not consider freight costs. Class 6.2 Dangerous Good (DG) packages requires extra levels of documentation, care and handling by the freight carrier. Every freight carrier

Jan 26, 2017

Effectively Conditioning Bulk Refrigerants

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When using passive temperature-controlled containers, it is necessary to pre-condition the components before packing. Generally, the components must be stabilized at specific temperatures. Typically, the outer containers and dunnage are held at room temperature. However, the refrigerants (such as gel packs or Phase Change Materials) need to be refrigerated (2°C to 8°C) and/or frozen (-20°C).

Dec 7, 2016

How Stable is Your Primary Packaging?

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Set procedures for the testing sequences of distribution test cycles are available through standards organizations such as ASTM and ISTA, but the acceptance criteria can be more difficult to define. As in any design, the requirements for this acceptance criteria need to be set forth by the end user. Simply specifying that the package does

Nov 8, 2016

The Problem with Chemical-Based Temperature Indicators

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Despite advances in technology, chemical-based temperature indicators are still widely used across the pharmaceutical sector - and while the price of the indicators may well be tempting, the risk you expose yourself to by using them is high. How they work Chemical-based indicators normally have one threshold, and they will tell you if your shipment

Oct 11, 2016

Evaluating Reuse of Cold Chain Packages

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Corporations have a responsibility to minimize their impact on the environment, and cold chain packaging is one area where this can particularly be of interest. There are many ways to reduce cold chain packaging waste. Examples include optimizing designs to use less insulation and refrigerants, or using bulk shipping containers that decrease the number of

Sep 15, 2016

Cryopak to Exhibit at 14th Cold Chain Global Forum

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Cryopak is proud to sponsor the 14th annual Cold Chain Global Forum. On Tuesday September 27th, we will be hosting a facility tour of our newest acquisition, LaunchWorks Manufacturing Lab featuring speakers from Cryopak, DDL and LaunchWorks ML. Also, be sure to come visit Cryopak at Booth #318 in the Expo Hall on Wednesday September