Pharma.Aero adds five new associate partners


Cross-pharmaceutical industry collaboration platform Pharma.Aero has further expanded its global network of life science and medtech stakeholders by adding HAZGO, Topa Thermal, SmartCAE, Nippon Express and Air Cargo Logistics as associate partners.


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Frank Van Gelder, secretary general of Pharma.Aero, observed of the group’s partners: “All of them are concentrating on specific and specialised services to the life science logistics industry.

“With our Pharma.Aero focus on sustainability and innovation, and a special interest in advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP), we see an immense opportunity to further stimulate collaboration between the different stakeholders and the life science industry by creating more projects and providing important insights to increase knowledge.”

HAZGO offers healthcare logistics solutions and services for handling sensitive medical products. It forms part of the Brussels Airport pharma community.

Topa Thermal is a supplier of temperature-controlled packaging and technical services for many of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotech and third-party logistics companies.

SmartCAE is active in the field of digitised cold chain systems. With customers in more than 20 countries, its technology helps reduce temperature excursions for shippers.

Nippon Express is a large, Japan-based logistics company. Michael Kamm, managing director of Nippon Express Belgium, enthused: “As a top 5 global logistics provider, we are proud to join Pharma.Aero. Not only to learn from the unique collaboration is, but also to see if we can contribute to the life science industry as a member.”

Cargo GSSA Air Logistics Group has a wide-ranging network of 88 offices in 48 countries. Stephen Dawkins, its chief executive, explained: “We are focused on investing in a dedicated team of pharma champions headed by Francesco Di Martino, and this platform will allow us to collaborate with stakeholders from across the pharma supply chain to share ideas and find solutions to ensure the highest quality of service is provided to our airline and forwarding partners.


(Source: air cargo news, 2nd Feb 2023)