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Infectious Biologicals Category A and B - Classification Guidelines in Logistics Blog

Many shippers of biological commodities, such as DNA, tissue samples, or blood products are unsure of how to classify the commodity for transport purposes. The following are some guidelines to use when faced with this dilemma. These tips are based on the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, as most biological commodities are shipped by air.  Read more...

Biological Substance Category B UN3373: Packaging and Labeling for Air Transport in Logistics Blog

Preparing shipments of biological substances Category B is strictly regulated. As we all know, biological specimens can contain pathogens that may infect humans or animals and because of that, it requires specific packaging and handling.  Read more...

60 Lives, 30 Kidneys, All Linked - Quick Provides Transportation Logistics for The Largest Kidney Swap in the World in Logistics Blog

National Kidney Registry (NKR) and Quick International Courier orchestrated the world's largest kidney swap from living donors all across the U.S., coordinating over four months among 17 hospitals in 11 states. Quick has been a crucial link in the kidney exchange, providing transportation logistics.  Read more...

Essential Breast Milk Shipments for AIDS/HIV Stricken Babies in South Africa Arrive in Time for the Holidays in Logistics Blog

On December 5, 2011, the US-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Prolacta Bioscience and Quick International Courier joined forces once again in a major humanitarian effort to deliver donor breast milk to be utilized by premature, sick and orphaned infants in Cape Town and Durban, South Africa. The shipments, holding 10,000 ounces of donor breast milk arrived safely in both cities in the early afternoon on December 7th. The milk banks there are especially excited because they know that with the holidays coming they are going to be experiencing extreme shortages and this milk will help them considerably! Read more...

6 Helpful Tips to Keep Your Supply Chain Intact During Natural Disasters in Logistics Blog

From a business standpoint, you know that some challenges are to be expected while others may appear with little or no warning. Unfortunately, these unexpected challenges are happening all too frequently lately. Whether it’s an earthquake, hurricane, volcanic eruption, or civil unrest, like the riots that recently devastated London, it is hard to plan for every global event. Read more...

Life-Saving Donor Breast Milk On Its Way to Sick and Orphaned Babies in South Africa in Logistics Blog

In a major humanitarian effort, the US-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Quick International Courier and Prolacta Bioscience® worked together to organize and ship 5,000 ounces of donor breast milk from Monrovia, California to Cape Town, South Africa Read more...

A New Rule that Clarifies Classification of Formaldehyde and Formalin Solutions in Logistics Blog

PHMSA issued a clarification of regulations for classifying formaldehyde and formalin solutions. The effective date of the provisions is August 19, 2011, with an immediate voluntary compliance date (July 20, 2011). Read more...

Do Dangerous Goods regulations affect Human Organs for Transplant? in Logistics Blog

A question that sometimes arises when new Dangerous Goods regulations are introduced by IATA or any other regulatory body is how the shipments of human organs for transplant may be affected. Those of you who work with Organ Procurement Centers may feel relieved knowing that the Dangerous Goods regulations do not apply to them. Read more...

Significant regulation changes for shippers of Dangerous Goods in Logistics Blog

There are a multitude of rule changes in the 52nd Edition of the IATA DGR. They will affect shipping of magnetized materials, limited quantities goods, consumer commodities, infectious, radioactive materials and many others. The new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2011. We have included a summary of the important changes. Read more...

Clinical Trial Logistics Tips: How to efficiently prepare biological commodities shipments in Logistics Blog

Your biological commodities are valuable, often irreplaceable, and when shipped must get to their destination in a very timely manner. As a shipper, you can create the circumstances that will result in efficient shipping preventing delay of shipment, and in extreme cases, spoilage. The following article provides you with a set of guidelines that will help you accomplish timely and efficient transportation of biological  commodities. Read more...