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Heat-Sensitive Health Products, 30th Informatory Note on refrigeration technologies.

Author(s) : IIF-IIR, CAVALIER G., BONED M.

Type of article: Informatory note

Summary

A significant number of health products (vaccines, insulin, labile blood products, biotechnology products, tissue, organs etc.) are heat-sensitive and a change in their storage temperature can render them unusable, inefficient, even dangerous. Among the top 10 medicines sold across the world, only one does not have any specific temperature requirements. Confronting the issues raised with regards to the temperature control of these health products throughout the distribution chain is essential, with health and economic factors being the priority. In this Informatory Note, the IIR has defined the issues and challenges that need to be addressed in order to ensure that reliable cold chains, along the distribution chain of products essential to public health, are put in place.

Available documents

Informatory Note - Heat-Sensitive Health Products (English)

Pages: 9 p.

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Note d'Information - Les produits de santé thermosensibles (French)

Pages: 9 p.

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Details

  • Original title: Heat-Sensitive Health Products, 30th Informatory Note on refrigeration technologies.
  • Record ID : 30016593
  • Languages: English, French
  • Publishers: IIF-IIR
  • Publication date: 2016/01
  • Available in the IIR library