IAG Cargo & Exelsius 2nd GDP Academy to take place 11-12 May 2015
14 / 04 / 2015
IAG Cargo and Exelsius, the international cold chain management consultancy, have teamed up again to provide the healthcare and life science industry with a certificated training workshop in Good Distribution Practices (GDP).
Exelsius and IAG Cargo, the freight arm of British Airways and Iberia, can offer training to pharmaceutical manufacturers, logistic service providers, ground handlers and all others involved in the cool chain process.
The course allows students to combine classroom training in the correct handling of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products by air with a ‘live’ visit to the IAG Cargo Constant Climate Centre at Heathrow.
During this visit, participants can witness the handling processes used by IAG Cargo for its Constant Climate product and meet the operational team that handles pharmaceutical and life science shipments to GDP standards.
Scheduled for May 11-12, the course will be of significant interest to all stakeholders in the logistics supply chain for temperature-sensitive healthcare products. With a limited class size demand is expected to be high – register through the Exelsius web site www.exelsiusglobal.com
Exelsius chief executive Tony Wright said: “The continued need for education and awareness of Good Distribution Practices in the pharmaceutical supply chain has been highlighted by the UK MHRA decision that all parties involved in the storage and handling of products – either Controlled Room temperature or Refrigerated – will require a Wholesaler Dealer Licence in order to comply with the Human Medicines Regulations.
“This inevitably means an extended audit process that will include verification that staff have been properly trained.”
Wright adds: “With new products coming on line including personalised medicines that require an even more exacting supply chain, the need for fully trained staff to meet the European Union’s GDP requirements, for example, is even more vital.
“This course takes an holistic look at the pharma supply chain with a particular focus on the air cargo sector and combines classroom understanding with practical airport operations.”