Intelsius, a DGP company, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging solutions, based in York, directs its focus on in-country distribution at the 14th Annual IQPC Cool Chain Europe, held in Frankfurt, Germany, 26-29 January 2015.

Intelsius’ Global Director of Sales, Steve Healy, joins other international, thought-leading experts at this year’s conference to speak to delegates on subjects following the cGDP revisions. In addition, he will facilitate an interactive roundtable discussion on ‘final mile and in-country distribution: improving performance while maintaining affordability.

Steve said: “In the past, concentration has been directed towards the international supply chain; however, I want to focus on the quality of delivery of high-value pharmaceutical products in the final mile, in-country distribution.

“I’m excited to hold a roundtable meeting at this year’s conference. I hope by examining this topic, I will be able to generate some thought-provoking, valuable discussions to enable delegates to share ideas and develop solutions to solve practical, real-life challenges that are faced in our industry on a day-to-day basis.”

As well as holding a breakout session, Intelsius will be displaying a range of its temperature-controlled packaging solutions on its stand at the conference, including the ORCA range.

The ORCA is a high-performance reusable solution that provides 168+ hours of superior thermal protection for 2-8 and 15-25 temperature-sensitive payloads and deep-frozen -78.5 using dry ice.

The range utilizes Intelsius’ Advanced Phase Change Materials (PCM) and Vacuum Insulated Panels (VIPs), creating unparalleled performance while increasing the payload to volume ratio, which means that you can ship more products for less. Furthermore, its innovative packaging design helps to improve packing times and reduce pack-out errors and thermal shock, which makes it easy to be fully GDP compliant.

In addition to this, Intelsius representatives will also be on hand to discuss its in-country reuse model. This looks at strengthening the quality of the in-country cold chain by addressing the issues of asset management, capital expenditure, and quality, which concern some shippers regarding temperature control packaging reuse.

“In the current marketplace, the main obstacles that have prevented the reuse of reusable temperature-controlled packaging are the cost and challenges associated with getting the packaging returned, as well as ensuring its refurbishment and performance once it has been used,” says Steve Healy.

“While Intelsius’ ORCA range already delivers significant savings for in-country shipments due to greatly reduced volumetric weight versus payload capacity, reusing it can further reduce spend on packaging as it becomes a logistics asset rather than a consumable item. Furthermore, we can offer bespoke solutions and validated delivery systems on a cost-per-trip basis. This also creates a more sustainable solution, allowing customers to reduce their waste output.”

Through working with couriers, integrators, and logistics services, Intelsius can manage an inventory of ORCA shippers to offer a solution that gives superior thermal performance within a single quality management system. This will ultimately save customers time and money having to separately source a transport carrier and product solution and enable them to achieve peace-of-mind and multi-use shipper benefits without increasing their level of investment.

Intelsius is also running a survey at the conference on its stand and in the roundtable meeting. By providing their views, delegates will be in with a chance of winning a 250-euro donation to the charity of their choice! For further information on the ORCA and the in-country reuse model, please visit us at stand two at IQPC Cool Chain Europe.

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