Almac doubles refrigerated storage capacity in UK


Monitors material flow at every stage in the clinical supply chain

Almac has added to its service offering with the expansion of its refrigerated (2–8°C) storage and newly developed refrigerated labelling facilities at its UK site in Craigavon, Northern Ireland.

Almac says it has doubled refrigerated storage capacity at its UK site in response to growing demand from clients for the firm to handle temperature critical products such as biologics and biosimilar compounds.

The contract services provider is now able to offer a more streamlined cold chain service by ensuring that the material flow is consistently monitored at every stage in the clinical supply chain. The offering is mirrored at the company’s US headquarters in Souderton, PA.

Almac has already enhanced the distribution portion of cold chain management with a new cold chain container, which is said to be smaller, lighter and more robust than existing shipper solutions on the market.

Sharon Courtney, Almac’s head of distribution, said: ‘In the first six months since their implementation, the shippers achieved an impressive >0.33% excursion rate across the board, making this one of the most effective shipping solutions in the industry.’

Coupled with Almac’s Shipping Temperature Electronic Monitoring System (STEMS), which allows for same-day temperature data, Almac delivers a comprehensive solution for cold chain distribution.

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Martin Lamb, Almac’s vice president of business development, added: ‘Our goal is to provide closed loop cold-chain solutions tailored towards our customer’s individual needs, remaining mindful that we are servicing an industry wherein effectiveness and efficiency are increasingly sought after attributes.’