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CCT, Cloudleaf partner to enhance visibility for temp-sensitive products

March 23, 2021
New Smart Solutions offering to boost Cold Chain Technologies’ thermal packaging solutions, improve COVID-19 vaccine delivery

Cold Chain Technologies (CCT) recently partnered with Cloudleaf to launch Cold Chain Technologies Smart Solutions.

The new offering, based on Cloudleaf’s Digital Visibility Platform, will enable real-time, holistic and actionable insights into the location and condition of temperature-sensitive drugs and biologics, including COVID-19 vaccines transported in CCT’s thermal shipping containers, down to the last mile, the company said.

The biopharma industry loses about $35 billion annually as a result of failures in temperature-controlled logistics, according to CCT, so having real-time visibility into vaccine and drug shipments is critical in mitigating loss. Recognizing this challenge, CCT has taken proactive steps with its partnership with Cloudleaf to ensure losses are minimized. This partnership will improve supply chain visibility and agility for CCT customers who rely on its 50-plus years of experience in providing temperature-sensitive shipping solutions to deliver critical treatments safely and effectively to the public.

In the short term, it will play an integral role in safely getting vaccines to patients and bringing global relief from COVID-19’s far-reaching impact.  

“The need for life sciences companies to have insight into their cold chains has never been more apparent than with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout,” said Ranjeet Banerjee, CEO of Cold Chain Technologies. “In choosing a partner to enhance visibility into the end-to-end cold chain, it was crucial that we be able to utilize the latest and most advanced IoT sensor technologies, along with near real-time tracking and data-analytics capabilities which give our customers visibility into the location of their shipments.

“Cloudleaf’s Digital Visibility Platform is sensor agnostic and enables our containers with a prescriptive analysis of vaccine conditions down to the unit level, making it a natural choice for such an important global initiative. We have tripled the production of our temperature-sensitive parcels for vaccines in recent months, and we’re confident this added layer of supply chain transparency will be instrumental in getting society back to business as usual.”

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout ramps up, CCT will be able to provide its customers 24/7 visibility through its new Smart Solutions platform, including product location and condition, to ensure vaccines arrive on time with maintained temperature requirement adherence throughout the entire shipping process.

Beyond vaccines, the combined solution will track critical parameters for drugs and biologics, such as location, temperature and vibration, along with data streams about weather, traffic, flight schedules and more, to not only remove blind spots in the supply chain but flag potential issues so they can be rectified before product is compromised.  

“There is an enormous opportunity to improve the cold chain logistics for temperature-sensitive drugs and vaccines,” said Mahesh Veerina, CEO of Cloudleaf. “We’re thrilled to combine the capabilities of our platform in real-time data collection with Cold Chain Technologies’ decades of experience in cold chain shipping to contribute to the quick and safe delivery of vaccines around the world.”

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