Global temperature control with Exelsious and GSK

London, UK: 
Is the innovation of your cold chain distribution process progressing at the same speed as the pharmaceutical industry growth?

Now in its 12th year, SMi brings to the industry Europe’s leading Cold Chain Distribution conference and exhibition

Innovation in drug development is not one dimensional. Pharma companies must apply innovation to all areas – but most critically within supply chains. Refreshing the distribution process can often reduce costs, increase delivery and eliminate excess wastage – key goals of any cold chain distribution organisation. How will you ensure that your company is leading the race and not lagging?

Now in its 12th year, SMi brings to the industry Europe’s leading Cold Chain Distribution conference and exhibition. Offering an unrivalled platform for you and your fellow industry peers to gain clarity on the complicated process of temperature controlled logistics as well as the best tools and practices to establish your processes.

Key Sessions will include:

  • Direct-to-Patients: Translating thoughts into actions. Presented by David Spillett, key account director, World Courier
    Spillett will provide an overview on why would last mile distribution be different and more challenging and explain how developing a pioneering customer-centric distribution strategy and supporting activities is not just about technology but ethics.
  • Preserving crucial stocks of stem cell lines for clinical use. Presented by Glyn Stacey, UK stem cell bank sirector, NIBSC (MHRA)
    Stacey, will present an analysis based on maintaining a consistent ultralow temperature cold chain for development and supply of stem cell based products is crucial to the efficiency of manufacturing and efficacy of cell therapies. Glyn will also delve into the lack of understanding of cryopreservation and how it is still an issue in cell-based research and development.


What are the main challenges in achieving GDP guideline compliance and where can pharma focus investment to overcome them?

This panel will be answer crucial questions, such as:

  • How to interpret and translate GDP regulations into everyday practice?
  • Quality assurance and validation – how to mitigate risks and what measures should we take to enhance
  • QA study? Due diligence and collaboration: Challenges with contractors and sub-contractors.

Cold Chain Distribution 2017 is sponsored by Marken, Berlinger & Co., Emball’iso Peli Biothermal, Sensitech, TP3 Global, World Courier and Yourway Transport

12th Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition 
13th – 14th December 2017, 
London, UK

For sponsorship opportunities contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 20 7827 6168 or email: amalick@smi-online.co.uk.