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Keeping Cool under Increasing Pressure

In this time of global economic slowdown, with operating margins being squeezed, pharmaceutical companies are under pressure to cut costs, while at the same time ensuring that they comply with ever tougher legislation. This is especially true in the area of temperature-controlled shipping, where rising freight costs are set against a background of complex standards that vary from country to country and region to region.

While stringent laws and guidelines relating to the transportation of pharmaceuticals are necessary to protect the health of patients, complying with the regulations requires sophisticated and dependable transportation solutions. The extended distances and durations now being travelled by pharmaceutical products have led to the development of temperature-controlled packaging technology that is capable of protecting its contents in a wide range of ambient temperatures. This means that temperature critical drugs can be shipped safely and cost effectively, wherever their destination.


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Geraint Thomas graduated from Brunel University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Product Design. After working as a Board Game Engineer for Hasbro toys, he joined Laminar Medica in 1998 as a Packaging Development Technologist with responsibility for packaging solutions and qualification packages for insulated shipper design. Now employed as Technical Director, Geraint has been instrumental in realising Laminar Medica’s development programme, including the expansion of the company’s qualification laboratory and R&D facility.
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