4 Capabilities that Support a Superior Condition Monitoring Solution

For over 10 years, Cryoport Systems has been utilizing our near real-time condition monitoring solution that offers precise location information on shipments. With such vast experience, we’ve used our industry knowledge and superior technology to create solutions that encompass entire monitoring capabilities to provide full chain-of-custody and chain-of-condition data for our shipments.

When it comes to complete condition monitoring systems, Cryoport Systems is the industry leader for the biopharmaceutical, animal health, and reproductive medicine industries. Check out these four solutions that equip Cryoport Systems to offer our clients a superior supply chain monitoring solution globally unmatched by our competitors.

1. Shipper Manufacturing and Selection

In 2020, Cryoport acquired MVE Biological Solutions. MVE is a leading global provider of cryogenic equipment to the life sciences and had manufactured the core of Cryoport’s Cryoport Express® Shippers for many years prior to the acquisition. Bringing MVE into the Cryoport family not only expanded our network to four global sister companies under Cryoport, Inc., but it vertically integrated our operations, which provides us with the ability to manufacture each cryogenic shipper in our arsenal. With a personalized fleet of shippers all owned by us, Cryoport Systems can offer a customized shipper selection and qualification process that our competitors can’t match.

Most other companies work within a one-size-fits-all model where the selection of a shipper’s size and temperature range isn’t unique to the material that will be stored inside. Our ability to manufacture the shippers in our fleet adds unparalleled value to our overall condition monitoring solution and allows us to cultivate products and technologies that fit the specific needs of our clients’ temperature-controlled materials. From our Advanced Therapy Shipper™ (ATS) product line that is dedicated exclusively to cell and gene supply chain management for both clinical and commercial therapies to our Cryoport Express® C3™ shippers that can handle temperature bands of both 15-25°C and 2-8°C, Cryoport Systems is the only provider that can handle both shipper selection and compliant shipping solutions.

2. Interior and Exterior Monitoring

Tracking the location of your materials throughout transit is a necessary link in your supply chain, but instilling certainty into each step requires a lot more. Our set of  Cryoport Solutions goes beyond location tracking to give you full peace of mind. Comprised of the Cryoportal® 2 Logistics Management Platform, Smartpak II® Condition Monitoring System, and Live View™ Display, Cryoport Systems monitors both the interior and exterior of your shipment throughout its entire journey.

This intelligent logistics solution tracks each shipment for:

  • Location
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Light
  • Orientation
  • Humidity
  • Shock

Additionally, each shipment receives 24/7/365 customer support from our team, which has the ability to step in and intercede if a risk does arise that may threaten the integrity of your shipment. Our extensive knowledge of international shipment regulations means that we prepare our clients with the needed shipping documentation and can help facilitate the customs clearance process and reduce the risk of delays.  Our team is also prepared to communicate with your designated freight carrier at any point necessary, managing escalations as they arise.  Due to the careful attention and monitoring of the materials with the Cryoport Solution, our clients have a comprehensive understanding that their materials were preserved in their ideal state throughout the logistics process.

3. Risk Mitigation Solutions

Cryoport Systems’ Consulting team takes compliance a step above the rest. As the global leader in temperature-controlled supply chain solutions for the life sciences industry, our long-standing experience and industry knowledge have cultivated a fleet of data-backed risk mitigation solutions.  These solutions encompass how our consulting team can work with our clients to prepare unique services that support their shipments in their journey. Examples of these solutions include:

  • Shipping Risk Assessment Report – A set of metrics, KPIs, and supplemental information that guide lane and carrier selection based off of stored data from past shipments.
  • Shipping Lane Validation – Proactively determines and addresses threats that could negatively impact biological products or sample integrity during transportation in a quality technical report gleaned from practice runs of the planned route.
  • Packaging and Accessory Design – The design of custom packaging and accessories from concept development, product design, and product development to product implementation.
  • Program Management – An assigned Program Manager to ensure the successful implementation and execution of clinical trial preparations, commercial readiness, and ongoing program support.

These risk-mitigating solutions give our clients access to the industry’s best technical resources in engineering, design, and logistics. It allows us to provide certainty to all aspects of the supply chain and not simply location tracking.

4. Requalification Processes

Whether it’s cell and gene therapies or other precious commodities, our clients know that their materials won’t be at risk of contamination when shipped in any of our shippers. Cryoport Systems is the only supply chain management provider to requalify every shipper after each use to ensure physical sustainability, cleanliness, LN2 capacity, and a minimum required hold time threshold.

Our Veri-Clean® validated cleaning and disinfection process is the first and only solution of its kind. Created to comply with ISO 21973, the standard that ensures life-saving therapies are always transported consistently, Veri-Clean® virtually eliminates the risk of cross-contamination by decontaminating all Cryoport Express® shippers and stainless-steel accessories by 99.9999%. If our equipment doesn’t meet the requalification specifications in our internal criteria, it’s removed from our fleet after a final quality assurance (QA) evaluation. With Veri-Clean® and our shipper requalification processes, our clients have full trust that the integrity of their shipments is handled compliantly from start to finish.

Cryoport Systems goes beyond location tracking to confidently maintain your materials’ integrity throughout transit. Contact us for more information on how our services can supply certainty to your supply chain.

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