Following the success of their two workshops in London, IAG Cargo and Exelsius, the international Cold Chain Management Consultancy, have announced that their next GDP Academy training workshop will take place in Hyderabad, India.
Scheduled for 29-30 September, the Good Distribution Practice Academy combines classroom training in the correct handling of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products, with a ‘live’ visit to an airport airside area. Students will be able to witness the handling process at the Menzies Hyderabad Pharmaceutical Handling Centre as part of their certificated training in the correct handling of temperature-sensitive Pharmaceutical and Life Science products.
In the global world of transporting and distributing temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and life science products, compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) regulation has become vital. As well as international guidance such as that from the EU and WHO, the Indian CDSCO and OPPI make it clear that all those involved in processing and handling these sensitive commodities must be properly trained.
In a joint statement, Alan Dorling, global head – pharmaceuticals & life sciences at IAG Cargo and Tony Wright, CEO of Exelsius said: “We are both delighted to be able to extend the GDP Academy to Hyderabad and to this important aspect of the Life Science world and continue our collaborative initiate to improve the level of education that is so vital to the safe transportation of these sensitive products.”
IAG Cargo, through its Constant Climate service, is one of the worlds leading airline carriers of pharmaceutical and life science products and has invested heavily in facilities, processes and systems to meet GDP requirements.
It has also undertaken a significant Certified training programme for its staff using Exelsius and both companies are pleased to be participating in this unique collaboration that will further drive up the standards of handling temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and life science products.