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What Is the Significance of USP659, and How Does It Impact Storage and Distribution?

What is USP659? The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that originated in 1820. The mandate of this organization is to develop standards for quality, purity, identity, and strength for medicines, food, and health. The standards are enforced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and given the independent status of …

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TempAid Announces Another Industry First: Biodegradable Coolers Qualified for Cold Chain Shipping

Company makes bold move changing all EPS coolers to biodegradable EPS* and tested for vaccine, pharmaceutical, and food shipments TempAid™ today announced a new, innovative packaging line, called the EarthWise™ Biodegradable EPS, that is 92% biodegradable in active landfills [Learn More]. The product is one of the first to be both biodegradable and qualified, meeting …

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The Sweet Truth About Temperature Controlled Shipping of Chocolate

Ah, chocolate. Two thousand years before Willie Wonka, it was the food of the gods. Chocolate today is no longer for deities and has transformed from an unsweetened cocoa drink made from ground beans to everyday foods and designer chocolate bars. A lot has changed since the original cocoa plant became a domesticated delicacy for …

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Top 10 questions asked about bulk gel packs for food and pharmaceuticals

We’ve all used coolers to keep our food and drinks cold when refrigeration is not available. However, many goods such as food, pharmaceuticals, wine, and other temperature-sensitive items need to be shipped and stored at a consistent temperature, sometimes for long periods of time. Most are made of a refrigerant and plastic material, and each …

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Congratulations Chantal Walker, Our Newest ISTA Certified Thermal Professional

We are proud to announce that TempAid Packaging Engineer Chantal Walker has completed her ISTA training and exam as both a Level 1 and Level 2 ISTA Certified Thermal Professional (CTP). This program encourages and recognizes development and excellence in insulated shipping containers and thermal packaging laboratory testing. This achievement demonstrates Chantal’s and TempAid Labs’ …

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Applying ISTA PCG-02 Passive Thermal Packaging System OQ Best Practice Guidelines

In 1785 milkmen began delivering milk in reusable jugs, pails, and jars. The first reusable packaging, perhaps? Over the last 236 years, the idea is the same: deliver your product in the condition and temperature you require. For some time, consumers and corporations alike have used both disposable and reusable thermal packaging to regulate the …

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How to properly condition gel packs for pharmaceutical and vaccine shipping

PCMs and gel packs are ideal for transporting temperature-sensitive products, but there is a process to prepare them. Well-conditioned gel packs can be a cost-effective and valuable solution to safely ship temperature-sensitive items like pharmaceuticals, vaccines, or biologics in passive containers. However, when using gel packs, they must maintain a constant temperature throughout the entire …

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Public Health Agency of Canada Selects TempAid™ Rugged Vaccine Shipper for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

New Highly Reusable Vaccine-Specific Packaging System Qualified to Provide 48-hour Temperature Stability for Distribution Requirements Rapid Aid and Woodbridge today announced that the TempAid 48-hour vaccine packaging solutions would be used for transporting COVID-19 vaccine shipments across the country by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The proprietary solutions are designed and qualified to deliver …

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Rapid Aid and Woodbridge Co-Develop Innovative Packaging Solution for Vaccine Distribution

Woodbridge and Rapid Aid Co-Develop Innovative Packaging Solution for Vaccine Distribution New Vaccine-Specific, Cold Chain Packaging System Provides 48-hour Temperature Stability without Dry Ice for Covid-19 and Other Temperature Sensitive Vaccine Shipments Woodbridge and Rapid Aid’s TempAid™ division today announced co-development of a 48-hour packaging solution designed to deliver optimal temperature stability for vaccine distribution …

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Rapid Aid Announces New Cold Chain Packaging Division

Rapid Aid Announces New Cold Chain Packaging Division The new business unit meets the need for cost-optimized and sustainable packaging solutions for temperature-controlled markets Rapid Aid, the industry leader in hot and cold solutions for healthcare, food, and retail industries, today announced the establishment of a new business unit focused on helping companies maintain temperature …

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