The Japanese pharmaceutical company JCR will set up its European logistics platform for the distribution of its products in Luxembourg

Excerpt: JCR Pharmaceuticals is a Japanese pharmaceutical company specialising in the research, manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of rare and genetic diseases. As part of his working visit to Japan, the Minister of the Economy, Franz Fayot, concluded an agreement with JCR Pharmaceuticals pour établir la plate-forme logistiqu on 2 December […]

South Africa expansion delivers growth opportunities for Biocair

Excerpt: Biocair has invested heavily in the expansion of its South Africa operation with the opening of two new offices.   Article: The pharmaceutical, biotech and life science logistics specialist is growing its presence in Cape Town and Durban as part of the company’s efforts to continuously improve its services in the cities.   Biocair […]

Mitsubishi Logistics builds blockchain tracker for drug deliveries

Article Summary: Mitsubishi Logistics has harnessed the power of blockchain to allow clients to track outsourced pharmaceutical shipments, as a way to guarantee the products are kept under proper conditions the whole way. The company in 2015 launched a refrigerated delivery service that meets stricter standards for the transportation of drugs, called Good Distribution Practice […]

Etihad Cargo obtains CEIV Pharma recertification

Article: Etihad Cargo has been awarded the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma recertification by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Etihad Cargo achieved IATA CEIV Pharma recertification following an audit by independent validators that assessed the carrier’s capacity to control and enhance its processes. The audit focused on the carrier’s quality management […]

Bridging Supply Chain Gaps in Clinical Trial Logistics for mRNA Vaccines

Article Summary: The rapid spread of the original virus strain and its subsequent variants across the globe highlighted the importance of vaccine technologies which were capable of swift deployment for human trials with efficacy and safety remaining top priorities.   Challenges in the mRNA vaccine supply chain As mRNA vaccines take centre stage, the challenges […]

Wrestling inflation, COVID-19 and the Ukraine conflict, Bayer stocks up to evade future manufacturing bottlenecks: CEO

Article Summary: With hands in pharmaceuticals, consumer health and crop sciences, Bayer has multiple businesses to fall back on in hard times. But that also means the company is exposed to the current confluence of COVID-19, inflation and the Ukraine conflict on multiple fronts. While the German conglomerate achieved gains across all three sectors for […]

UPS’s acquisition of Bomi Group is a done deal

Excerpt: This acquisition adds significant scale to the company’s UPS Healthcare unit, with temperature-controlled facilities in 14 countries, as well as 3,000 new employees throughout Europe and Latin America.   Article Summary: Atlanta-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider said this week it has officially completed its acquisition of Lombardia, Italy-based multinational healthcare logistics […]

UPS heralds new Dublin-based healthcare facility set to open in 2023

Excerpt: Atlanta-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider UPS recently announced that its UPS Healthcare subsidiary is gearing up for an expansion in Ireland, with what it called a Dublin-based “first of its kind healthcare facility” set to open in late 2023.   Article Summary: Atlanta-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider UPS […]

Seven pharma CEOs announce new joint action to accelerate net zero healthcare

Excerpt: CEOs from AstraZeneca, GSK, Merck KGaA, Novo Nordisk, Roche, Samsung Biologics and Sanofi today announced joint action to achieve near-term emissions reduction targets and accelerate the delivery of net zero health systems. For the first time, the global health sector has come together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) […]

European energy crisis may portend US drug shortages

Excerpt: Facing winter, aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic, a looming recession, soaring energy and transportation costs, and dwindling gas reserves due to Russian supply cuts, some European companies are shuttering plants or scaling down production, fueling fresh fears of essential-drug shortages, according to a new report from the Israel-based drug maker Teva.   Article Summary: […]

Abu Dhabi Airports joins Pharma.Aero

Article Summary: Abu Dhabi Airports has joined Pharma.Aero as a strategic member representing the Middle East. Pharma.Aero is the global membership network for life science and medtech manufacturers, certified cargo communities and airport operators. The collaboration with Pharma.Aero builds on Abu Dhabi’s growth as a global healthcare and life sciences hub, and the success of […]

US has capacity to make essential drugs, study finds

Excerpt: President Joe Biden signed an executive order Sept. 12 to launch a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative, noting the United States relies too heavily on foreign materials and foreign bioproduction. Offshoring of critical industries threatens the nation’s ability to access materials such as important chemicals and active pharmaceutical ingredients.   Article Summary: Consider the […]