Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group (PCCIG)

Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group (PCCIG)

Members of the Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group (PCCIG) share a common interest  the science, engineering, and business of Good Cold Chain Practices including Good R&D Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Storage Practices, and Good Distribution Practices. The PCCIG steering committee oversees the deliverables of any PCCIG-sponsored task forces, conducts gap analyses of current cold chain practices, global regulatory and pharmacopoeia expectations and best industry practices.

The PCCIG, through its sponsored task forces (see dossier for more details on individual projects), develops and is involved in training and education for handling, storage and distribution of temperature-controlled medicinal products through appropriate scientific, trade, standard setting organizations, and regulatory agencies.  PCCIG members also contribute to PDA conferences and workshops on the subject.

PCCIG members exchange current industry practice, institutional research, ideas and information on global handling, storage and distribution of temperature-controlled medicinal products (including active pharmaceutical ingredients, final product, clinical product, reference standards and other temperature sensitive components). This includes networking with pharmaceutical manufacturers, supplier-partners, academia, and other interested groups on this topic.

For more information about PCCIG sponsored projects, please click on the button.

Objectives:
PCCIG objectives follows the product lifecycle concept and have the following strategic intent

Structure:
All PCCIG activities are categorized into the following:

  • Good Distribution Practices
  • Temperature Control Management
  • Supply Chain Partner Management
  • Performance Management
  • Communication and Education
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Distribution Control Management
  • Import/Export Compliance

Interested in participating? If you want to contribute or have questions about any of these activities please feel free to click on the button on the right or contact sci_reg@pda.org.

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