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Sofrigam’s showing connected cold-chain solutions at CCGF Chicago

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September 8th 2017

Rueil Malmaison, France: – Temperature-controlled logistics and pharmaceutical cold chain packaging specialist Sofrigam S.A. is headed for the 15th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Global Forum 2017, now being staged in Chicago, USA.

Stand Sofrigam at the co-located trade exhibition will offer visitors opportunities to get ‘hands on’ with the company’s wide range of temperature controlled shipping and delivery cartons, patient centric bags and pouches and data-enabled intelligent solutions.

Patient centric cooling

In particular, Sofrigam will showcase its cooling bags and pouches specially designed to fit the end-user needs of diabetic and other patients.

“Ergonomic, easy to use, easy to transport and with temperature-controlled durations from few hours to several days, these bags are the perfect solution for daily use,” said Sofrigam SA Marketing Director, Laetitia Perche.

“Patients with chronic diseases now have easy solutions that fit their daily lives. These bags and pouches provide real patient-centric cooling solutions. With total patient experience now at the heart of pharma labs’ preoccupations on overall quality of life, patient-centricity is the new challenge,” she explained.

It all connects

Sofrigam will also show how Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and specific health tools have become increasingly interconnected in healthcare delivery.

“Health is now definitely connected,” commented Laetitia Perche. “That changes everything in the way people are treated. Personalized medicine is now a reality with the global personalized medicine market expected to increase by close to 12 per cent from 2014 to 2022. As medicines become more complex, using live elements, so the number of heat-sensitive medicines is on track to grow by 45 per cent between 2011 and 2017, to account for around half the medicines on the market,” she noted.

Security and traceability of shipment are also increasing important aspects of cold supply chain management, with increasing need for GDP compliant containers to ensure total product integrity.

Intelligent cold chain solutions

“For all these reasons, it is now very important to have a secure, optimized and very well managed cold chain logistics supply chain. Pharmaceutical labs spend so much in developing innovative medicines that they can’t afford to fail to deliver safely, keeping them at the right temperature range all the way through to end-use,” Ms. Perche pointed out

Accordingly, Sofrigam has recently developed a range of ‘intelligent‘ cold chain containers, such as iBox, also be on show in Chicago.

Completely autonomous with no need of an external power, the semi-active iBox can keep the products at +5°C for at least 120 hours, with integrated logger confirming temperature has been maintained.

Gold sponsor

“We are delighted to be a Gold Sponsor for this great event. As a leading provider of pharmaceutical temperature controlled packaging solutions, now implanted in the USA with our own production site, we could hardly miss this meeting focused on temperature controlled life science supply chain,” said Laetitia Perche.

“Once again, we’ll have the chance to show how Sofrigam can offer cost-effective global cold chain solutions that allow the world’s best pharma and life-sciences companies to deliver their valuable products worldwide, direct to patient if need be, whatever their logistics, technic or human constraints,” she concluded.

About Sofrigam

French-based Sofrigam S.A. designs and manufactures cool chain pharmaceutical shipping solutions and insulated boxes for the life sciences industries as well as for distribution and logistics companies.

The company was founded in 1979 by an industrial pharmacist and initially developed eutectic painkillers before specializing in the design and manufacture of insulated and refrigerated packaging, including pre-qualified insulated shipping and temperature management solutions. The company is headquartered in Ile-de-France with a production site at Arras.

Sofrigam offer solutions for the cold chain logistic problems experienced by the pharmaceutical industry. It offers a range of standard and made-to-measure thermal packaging products as well as customized services designed to achieve secure, cost effective and ecological cold chain logistics.

Sofrigam has become one of Europe’s leading cold chain specialists, sharing its expertise via seminars, publications and R&D collaborations. It also offers customized products and services designed to achieve cold logistics that are secure, cost-effective and comprehensively compliant.

Sofrigam partners with Ater Métrologie, a French-based ISTA and ISO 9001 certified laboratory that specializes in testing, validating and pre-qualifying temperature-controlled packaging and cooling systems. The laboratory carries out some 2,000 tests each year.

About CCGF 2017

The annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum (CCGF) is an annual conference that focuses on the specialized needs of the temperature-sensitive supply chain. Hosted in the USA, it is the world’s largest event for temperature-controlled pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare supply chains.
The 15th Annual CCGF conference is a five-day event opening September 25 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, IL.

Last year’s forum in Boston attracted more than 800 delegates, while the 2017 forum, featuring new branding and a new venue, will again provide a platform for more than 100 speakers and a further expanded range featuring new session formats, speaking faculties and vendor options, along with a co-located trade show.

The event is organized by IQPC. More information at: www.coldchainglobalforum.com

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