In the first part of this two-part article, common cryogenic shipping methods for gene therapy products were presented, and pros and cons of each method were discussed. In this part, major refrigerated transport methods of gene therapy intermediates will be addressed.
Temperature-controlled packages used for the transport of gene therapy products use a combination of thermal insulators or thermoregulators to decrease the heat transfer rate from outside of the shipper to the inside. In this two-part article, we will explore common methods of temperature-controlled transportation and delve into their pros and cons. In Part 1, we focus on passive cryogenic options.
The temperature-sensitivity of cell and gene therapies, their personalized nature, and their circular (“vein-to-vein”) supply chain make maintaining a seamless supply chain critical; however, it is not easily achieved.