The African pharmaceutical cold chain summit

Top Quote IQPC's Cold Chain and Logistics Africa 2012 summit will bring together supply chain, logistics, regulatory and quality leaders from all pharmaceutical stakeholders in the region, including biopharma companies, government, academia, logistics firms, and regulatory authorities. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 16, 2012 - 2002 - 2012 saw strong growth in the sales of temperature sensitive healthcare products - according to Pharmaceutical Commerce, seven of the top ten global pharmaceutical products will require cold chain handling by 2014. Additionally, the South African pharmaceutical market is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate of over 15% between 2011-2013, reaching US$4.1bn by 2014. Consequently, the demand for cold chain logistics services continues to grow rapidly, with the worldwide market expected to grow from US$6.6 billion in 2011 to US$9.5 billion in 2016.

    The only conference in Africa dedicated to medical cold chain management and logistics is taking place in Johannesburg, from March 26th to March 29th. Part of a global series of cold chain events and now in its 2nd year, Cold Chain and Logistics Africa 2012 brings together cold chain managers, logistics experts, quality assurance professionals and others from across the medical landscape. Some of the event's key speakers include Kirk Nash, Head of Logistics, Adcock Ingram on greening the cold chain; Enos Motshitela, Deputy Director in the Inspectorate & Law Enforcement unit of the Medicines Control Council on the future of regulation in South Africa; Robby Coelho from law firm Webber Wentzel on the impact the consumer protection act will have on the cold chain; and Lindsey Botham, South Africa's Department of Health's National Cold Chain Manager.

    As the complexity of the vaccines and other temperature sensitive pharmaceutical supplies increases, it is very important to identify risks, challenges and their solutions across the end-to-end pharmaceutical supply chain. Cold Chain & Logistics Africa 2012 will analyse strategies to maintain the integrity of pharmaceutical supplies from export preparation through handling to delivery and usage, whilst considering current and future regulation and legislation in the sub-Saharan African region.

    For more information on the Cold Chain and Logistics Africa 2012 event, please contact Jihan Mohammad on +971 4 360 2817 or at enquiry ( @ ) iqpc dot ae

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