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Sensitech Solutions: Playing a Critical Role in Crisis

The importance of cargo monitoring to manage the cold chain

Corporate Life Sciences Logistics

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While Sensitech® monitored a record 15 million cargo shipments in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has further raised the importance of cargo monitoring to manage the cold chain. This concern is especially true in the life sciences sector, where diagnostic test kits, clinical trial materials and biologic medicines have strict quality compliance requirements.

“We help ensure temperature requirements are maintained without interruption,” said Mike Hurton, Vice President & General Manager, Sensitech. “Our ColdStream® solutions track temperature-sensitive life science products through all stages of the cold chain—from packaging and transportation to the warehouse and on to the consumer.”

Sensitech's efforts to assure product quality and patient safety have become a critical factor during this healthcare crisis. These efforts include a number of new opportunities to monitor the environmental conditions of diagnostic test kits and testing equipment for the COVID-19 virus.

“We have been asked to support last-minute emergency shipments of medicinal products used to lessen the impact of the virus in infected patients,” said Henry Ames, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Life Sciences, Sensitech.

In addition, Sensitech has secured new opportunities for real-time cargo security monitoring for shipments of medical supplies and equipment for field hospitals being established.

“Sensitech’s ability to respond quickly to these urgent requests is critical to the overall support of our customers and the many patients currently in the healthcare system,” Ames added.

The dedication and efforts of the Sensitech team are making a positive impact on customers. One great reflection of this was a thank you letter to Corey Desmarais, Director, Client Services, Sensitech, from Sharp Packaging Solutions, a division of UDG Healthcare, which moves clinical trial materials throughout the United States and Western Europe. The letter stated, in part:

"I wanted to reach out to you today to express my appreciation to you and everyone at Sensitech for your dedication to Sharp at this difficult time. You are helping Sharp to continue to package critical and lifesaving products. Now, more than ever it is important that we continue this good work in order to avoid product shortages in the pharmaceutical market which could in turn lead to increased stress on our healthcare systems.”

For more information on Sensitech’s Life Sciences services, contact us here.