Cold Chain Logistics Testing

Cold Chain Transportation Package Testing

Cold chain logistics is a focus of the pharmaceutical industry, as many drugs and biologics must be kept at specific temperatures to maintain their efficacy and safety. Cold chain logistics refers to the process of transporting and storing temperature-sensitive products such as vaccines, blood products, and other pharmaceuticals that require refrigeration or freezing.

Temperature validation and cold chain transportation testing evaluates the integrity of temperature-sensitive products during transportation and storage. This type of testing involves subjecting the pharmaceutical products and their packaging to a range of temperature conditions that simulate the conditions they may encounter during transportation and storage. An objective of cold chain logistics testing is to ensure that the products maintain their efficacy and safety despite exposure to different temperatures.

There are several types of cold chain distribution testing that can be performed, including thermal testing and stability testing. Thermal testing involves subjecting the product and packaging to a range of temperatures to ensure that they maintain their temperature within the desired range. This type of testing can be performed using environmental chambers or temperature data loggers.

Stability testing involves subjecting the product to a range of temperatures and humidity conditions to evaluate the stability and efficacy of the product over time. Furthermore, stability testing is generally used to determine the shelf life of the product. Two methods include either testing in accelerated or real-time conditions.

Cold chain transit testing helps to ensure the safety and efficacy of temperature-sensitive products. Many pharmaceuticals, such as vaccines, must be kept at specific temperatures to maintain their potency and effectiveness. If these products are exposed to temperatures outside of their recommended range, they can become ineffective or even dangerous.

Lastly, cold chain shipping testing can also assist in reducing costs associated with product loss and waste. If a temperature-sensitive product is not stored or transported properly, it may become ineffective and unusable. This can result in significant financial losses for pharmaceutical companies and may also contribute to shortages of medications.

Expert Cold Chain Transportation Integrity Testing

Keystone Package Testing is an ISTA-certified cold chain package testing lab that specializes in testing pharmaceuticals. Our service is one of the drivers behind us being one of the fastest-growing package testing companies in the country.

Please request a quote or contact us at (724) 698-2994 to see firsthand why so many companies partner with Keystone Package testing for their pharma package testing.