White papers

CSafe’s preventative maintenance program is instrumental in preserving high-quality operational performance | June 2019

Maintenance of mechanical systems is critical for consistent operational performance. CSafe developed and deployed a robust Preventative Maintenance Rebuild (PMR) program before ever launching the CSafe RKN active container. This white paper summarizes the different levels of maintenance followed in that program and conveys the success of the program by monitoring a random sampling of containers as they ship together on a multi-container lease. The data collected demonstrates virtually identical operational performance across each of the containers utilized, regardless of container age.

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Not all active RAP containers are created equally – is your vital pharmaceutical shipment at risk? | May 2019

Although Active Temperature Controlled Containers (ATCC) for air cargo transport may rely on similar mechanical components to manage the heating and cooling of the cargo compartment, the interaction between these components and the physical design of the container make a significant difference in the operational performance. This study shows the difference that airflow design and the recirculation pathway have on critical thermal mapping characteristics within an ATCC cargo compartment, and thus demonstrates that not all containers are created equal when it comes to thermal performance.

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A question of choice and suitability | December 2016

The pharma and biotech industries are continuously seeking reliable ways of ascertaining the location, payload condition, and ambient environment surrounding their temperature-sensitive products during transit. It’s rapidly becoming a regulatory, safety, security, and commercial issue.

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An Example of GDP Collaboration | September 2016

Choosing the right route and packaging is one thing – but how well do you know your supply chain partners in terms of their capabilities in Good Distribution Practice standards? Arguably this is just as important since we know that even the best designed and manufactured packaging solution can easily fail if poorly handled by untrained staff who are not aware of the peculiar needs of your shipment.

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Lifecycle Logistics | August 2016

For most pharmaceutical companies (and perhaps those particularly operating under the regulatory guidance of the EU), a key challenge is the ability to create and maintain an innovative and competitive distribution channel strategy. This means looking beyond the traditional cost components of ‘transportation’ and taking a wider view of all the elements that go to make up the total cost of distribution.

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