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Collaborative Learning that FUELS your Temperature Sensitive Healthcare Products

About Leading Minds Seminars

Sonoco ThermoSafe is delighted to announce dates for our first Leading Minds Seminar (LMS) co-hosted with ELPRO for June 6-7, 2018 in Philadelphia.

Designed as a collaborative learning environment; much of the program is discussion based. It includes Community Forum Discussions, Problem-Solving Small Group Discussions, and User Group meetings.

The 2018 program brings together leadings minds in temperature control to discuss:

  • USP Updates to <1079> Risk Mitigation and Use MKT Calculating Controlled Cold and CRT, by speaker Chris Anderson, Cardinal Health, United States Pharmacopeia
  • Sufficient Stability Data: What Will Regulator’s Accept, Types of Studies and Shipping Outside of Label Claim by moderator Geoff Glauser, US Health & Human Services
  • Last Mile for Cold Chain and CRT Clinical and Commercial Challenges, by speaker Jeffery M. Carrico PharmD, BCPS, The National Institutes of Health
  • Comparing Company Approaches to Using a Stability Budget perspectives by Merck and Alnylam
  • Case Study: Establishing Actionable Metrics from Temperature Data Collected by speaker Sharmila Babu, Biogen
  • Blockchain: Potential Impact to the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain by discussion leader Dirk Rodgers, Systech

Download the full agenda including primary User Group programs.

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Global supply chains are a sum of moving parts, orchestrated by teams of people and supply chain partners. There are no quick fixes in the cold chain; only structured, collaborative approaches. Join us at LMS to discuss.

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Pharmaceutical manufacturers are invited, with complimentary (no fee) attendance. Teams are also welcome.

Unique FUELS Format

Leading Minds Seminars are unique in format and intent. Experience sharing and problem solving are at the heart of our seminars. LMS programs are 65% discussion based. Step in, sit down and benchmark with other practitioners.

Fusion of Useful Experiences in Logistics and Storage

No press and no sponsorships only further FUELS an open dialogue in a no pressure, relaxed environment.

User Groups

Day Two of Leading Minds features concurrent User Groups. The ThermoSafe user group will focus on temperature assurance packaging with a visit to our design & testing lab in Montgomeryville, PA.

ELPRO’s user group will immerse participants in using data monitoring and management technology. Small groups will discuss and compare individual company approaches, with an outlook to future innovations in data management.

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Sonoco ThermoSafe and ELPRO have been involved in developing cold chain systems for decades. Applying our extensive experience, we want to facilitate the right discussions, between the right supply chain partners to ensure successful business outcomes now, and for the long term. Tradeshows serve a purpose, but sometimes you need more than ‘information overload’. Rather, you need a focused group of people, concentrating on developing a detailed, systematic process approach to find the complete solution that you need.

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), is a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature sensitive products. Sonoco ThermoSafe shipping solutions mitigate risk for our customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, Sonoco ThermoSafe has a vast product offering featuring industry-leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature applications. In addition, Sonoco ThermoSafe's ISC Labs® design and testing services deliver individualized and innovative packaging solutions along with qualification and validation services to meet all regulatory requirements.

For over 30 years, ELPRO is widely recognized as the global knowledge leader in innovative, Swiss engineered environmental monitoring solutions and data loggers for pharma, healthcare and life science. ELPRO partners with clients to develop solutions that integrate ELPROs high-quality measurement components into their business processes. Clients include biotechs, diagnostic manufacturers, and the top 20 pharma companies. As the inventor of the LIBERO PDF Logger, ELPRO solutions have the lowest total cost of ownership and assist pharmaceutical and healthcare companies around the world preserve and manage stability budgets and simplify their cold chain by reducing manual work, resulting in quicker release times.

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