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Costa Rica Back in Business for Medical Research in Logistics Blog

After 4 years of prohibition, Laura Chinchilla, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, signed new legislation on April 22, 2014, which allows the private, academic and public sector to once again produce new drugs and medical devices--a breakthrough for the scientific community in the country. Read more...

Slideshow: Active and Passive Packaging Systems Comparison in Logistics Blog

Choosing appropriate packaging system when shipping biologics in temperature-controlled environment is one of the most important decision a shipper is faced with. Read more...

Quick Becomes an IATA Strategic Partner in Logistics Blog

Quick Becomes an IATA Strategic Partner—Demonstrating Its Commitment to the Advancement of the Airline Cargo Industry and Service Excellence. Quick International Courier has become a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This will enable Quick to further contribute to the development of solutions and standards for the air transport industry, as well as to participate in key areas such as policies and best practices. Read more...

Classifying Biological Commodities for Transport Frequently Asked Questions in Logistics Blog

One of the more challenging aspects of shipping biological commodities of all types is the regulatory requirement to determine whether or not there are infectious pathogens present and to classify the shipment for transport purposes. The following answers to "frequently asked questions" provide a clear set of guidelines in accordance with the regulations. Read more...

Cold Chain Logistics: 5 Reasons Why You Should Qualify Your Packaging Systems in Logistics Blog

As a shipper of biological materials, it's your responsibility to ensure that your packaging system will hold up to the rigors of global transport. Here are five important reasons why you should qualify your packaging system, even if it's validated by the manufacturer ...

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Introducing Cold Chain Manager - Unique Technology For Clinical Trial and Drug Development Shipments in Logistics Blog

Quick's IT team has made another innovative upgrade to our online customer platform (QuickOnlineRx) to help monitor temperature-sensitive shipments.  Read more...

Second Largest Kidney Swap in History: NKR and Quick International complete 56 Participant Swap in Logistics Blog

The National Kidney Registry (NKR), with the specialized logistics support of Quick International Courier, performed the second largest kidney swap in history, and the largest swap to be concluded in under forty days. The "chain" involved 56 participants, 19 transplant centers and completed approximately one year after NKR's largest swap which included 60 participants. Read more...

Understanding Pharma Dangerous Goods Regulatory Exemptions and Exceptions in Logistics Blog

Over-classification is a common problem for the Life Sciences industry, which may cause logistics inefficiencies. This article published by the Life Science Leader, discusses how to leverage the regulatory exemptions and exceptions, which can save you time and money. Read more...

Shipping Lithium Batteries: 2013 IATA Packing Instructions Step-by-Step in Logistics Blog

IATA significantly revised the Dangerous Goods Regulations 54th Edition Packing Instructions PI 965-PI 970, effective January 1, 2013. As a result, shipping lithium ion and/or lithium metal or alloy batteries can be confusing and complex. Here is a step-by-step approach to complying with the revised Packing Instructions.  Read more...

Comparison of Active and Passive Cold Chain Packaging Systems in Logistics Blog

Much has been written about cold chain logistics, however, successful and efficient planning still presents many challenges. One of them is choosing an appropriate packaging system. Read more...