Cold Chain Management & Expertise

When it comes to cold chain services, Thermo Fisher Scientific is the global standard for quality and assurance.

Whether moving a substantial inventory of biosamples, cell lines, Investigational Medicinal Products (IMP), or a single-dose cell therapy, from ambient to cryogenic temperatures, we are experts in cold chain distribution and management.

We have the knowledge, equipment, and network to store and transport your most valuable materials, from care-advancing IMPs to cellular therapies and biologics, including vaccines and monoclonal antibodies.

Cold Chain Capabilities

We have capabilities across the following temperature-controlled conditions:

We recognize that ensuring product integrity for a material’s life and across the entire supply chain demands rigorous processes and the highest caliber of experience and knowledge. Our cold chain personnel and processes ensure that products and samples are packaged, picked and packed for distribution and stored within temperature regulated and highly controlled areas in compliance with strict quality standards before being released for shipment.

We Optimize Every Level of the Cold Chain Process to Ensure the Security of Your Materials

Today’s distribution network is becoming increasingly complex with pharmaceutical companies facing new challenges from regulatory adherence, sustainability initiatives, cost pressures and competing priorities.

Our continued investment in cold chain storage, as well as distribution capability across the network, mirrors the industry’s evolution to handle increased quantities of complex cold chain biologics. We ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and local regulations. Our shipping experts are HAZMAT- and International Air Transport Association (IATA)-trained and certified and trained in current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

We hold Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) permits to import and export infectious agents and can ship vaccines worldwide. Along with proficient monitoring and tracking resources, we optimize every level of the cold chain process to ensure the security of your materials.

Purpose-Built GMP/GDP Compliant Facilities Deliver Quality, Flexibility and Assurance

Supported by the industry’s largest network of fully owned cGMP facilities strategically located across five continents, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s purpose-built GMP/GDP compliant facilities provide the presence, information systems and global quality standards that deliver flexibility, access and assurance of supply. Our custom liquid nitrogen equipped vehicles and fleet of validated dry shippers enable us to ship at cryogenic temperatures to any location around the world. We can also transport customer-owned freezers, refrigerators, and liquid nitrogen tanks from one facility to another.

Learn how to safely move an irreplaceable research collection.

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