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Biocom Online Series: Temperature Control Tuesdays

August 17 - October 26, 2021 | 10:00am PDT

ELPRO is once again collaborating with Biocom California to co-host a series of educational webinar sessions taking place this summer and early fall.

The webinar series is for all life science practitioners in Supply Chain, Logistics, Packaging Engineering, Cold Chain, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, Clinical Supply and Commercial Operations or Warehousing. The sessions will include case studies, strategies and tools to preserve the safety and efficacy of temperature-sensitive products in-transit and in-storage.

August 17 | 10:00am PDT | ​​​​​Temperature Control Lessons from the Front Lines of COVID 

Join us for a lively discussion as we hear from some of the pharma industry’s leading temperature control experts. Hear the unique production, storage and logistics challenges they each battled during the unprecedented pandemic. They will share the valuable lessons they learned and their outlook on the future of temperature controlled logistics, risk mitigation and supply chain distribution in a post-pandemic world.

        • Get first-hand perspectives on the monumental challenges faced during Operation Warp Speed
        • Hear about the unique challenges COVID presented global courier and depot networks; including import/export
        • Learn about temperature control challenges supporting emergency use authorization COVID-19 vaccine in the US and Europe


Meet our Presenters:



Geoffrey Glauser, former Merck/Pfizer Supply Chain Executive and consultant to the US Department of Health and Human Services/ASPR/BARDA, is a well-known industry subject matter expert and retired consultant that most recently supported the Pharmaceutical Countermeasures Infrastructure Division of the Biomedical Advancement Research Development Authority (BARDA) within the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. He is a contributing technical author to the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). He worked with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Sierra Leone on a Phase 2-3 Ebola vaccine, and therapeutic project team clinical trials during the 2014-5 outbreak addressing field operations, products handling, regulatory, cost savings, quality and planning issues.



Rich Nelson, Senior Manager of Global Logistics, PCI Pharma Services, is the Senior Manager of Global Logistics for PCI Clinical Services in Rockford, IL, USA. He has been part of the PCI team for 9 years and is responsible for maintaining the global courier and depot networks, as well as managing IRT integrations, and Import/Export activities. Rich has over 15 years of experience in the Clinical Services industry, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Monmouth University.


Victoria Wilmore, Senior Manager, DELIVER Quality Services, Johnson and Johnson, is currently the Johnson & Johnson global Temperature Control Support Center Director. She has acted as the subject matter expert (SME) for temperature control supporting the launch of the Janssen emergency use authorization COVID-19 vaccine in the US and Europe. In addition, she has played a key role in the qualification and implementation of temperature control solutions (active & passive) in North America protecting pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer products. She brings over 15 years of J&J supply chain experience with a focus on Quality. She current resides in Dallas, TX with her husband and two children.



September 14 | 10:00am PDT | ​​​​​Temperature Control Tuesday – Navigating Breaks in the Supply Chain and Managing ImportRequirements — Solutions to Challenges in Importing & Delivering Clinical Trial Supplies

With the aviation industry hit greatest during the COVID-19 pandemic finding logistical solutions within Europe and beyond to maintain the clinical trial supply chain during this period required creativity and proactive thinking. With clinical trial supplies also provided as compassionate use to support the treatment of COVID patients, sometimes in countries where the original clinical trial had not been taking place, import requirements were often only identified at the time of distribution.

Flight cancellations, closed borders within the EU, and restrictions on peoples movements all formed part of the challenges in importing and delivering clinical trial supplies. Find out how these challenges were overcome and how the industry can be prepared should alterative supply chain routings be needed in the future.


Meet our Presenters:



Christine Wenner, Senior Clinical Supply Chain Manager, US Clinical Services, PCI Pharma Services. As a leader in global clinical supplies packaging, labeling and distribution, Christine is responsible for implementing systems and processes that set industry standards. She holds over twenty years of continuous advancement in global clinical supplies management and quality. Her specialties include blinded clinical packaging and labeling, distribution/ColdChain/IVRS, process mapping, change management, quality systems, and label design and randomization generation.

Gavin Morgan

Gavin Morgan, Senior Manager, Global Logistics, PCI Pharma Services,has worked within the clinical trial industry for 21 years, with a focus on the distribution of clinical materials globally. Located in the United Kingdom, Gavin has been overseeing clinical distribution at PCI since 2009, previously working as the Logistics Manager at Bilcare Global Clinical Services (now Sharp Clinical) between 2000 – 2009. His main responsibilities at PCI include oversight of all activities associated with UK and EU imports and supporting the full supply chain of clinical trial supplies incl. the selection and management of 3rd party couriers and depots.




September 28 | 10:00am PDT | ​​​​​Temperature Control Tuesday – New and Emerging Supply Chain Technologies

Digital virtual Cold Chain modeling, real-time monitoring, connected IoT sensors, end-to-end supply chain visibility and integration, temperature-controlled packaging, new tech and digitalization are driving fast change and disrupting the biopharma supply chain with global implications. Join our experts as we explore the latest trends.

Meet our Presenters:


Carli Derrfield

Carli Derrfield, CEO, Cold Chain Consult, is one of the leading most-technically accredited, accomplished and published global Cold Chain subject matter experts within the Cold Chain solutions and services industry. As CEO of Cold Chain Consult, her third Cold Chain company, she has built and implemented Cold Chain COE’s for Top 10 global organizations. Her Cold Chain expertise combined with her history as a proven, responsible, and dedicated executive and entrepreneur, with 23 years of strategic and tactical marketing, sales, business optimization and
operations management within global life science,manufacturing and technology industries.


Stefan Braun

Stefan Braun, Managing Director, SmartCAE, studied technical physics in Munich. He has written two books about Simulation Software and numerous journal articles about mathematical modeling. He is the founder and managing director of SmartCAE, a software company that works on the digital Virtual Cold Chain.



Adam ArmstrongAdam Armstrong, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Specright, has spent 6 years working directly with manufacturing and supply chain leaders to drive a spec-first approach to managing packaging and product data. Adam serves as an adjunct professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Masters in Packaging Value Chain program, and he previously worked in digital strategy and analytics for the National Football League and Brand Affinity Technologies.



Jeroen van Loo, Global Business Management, ELPRO, is a 16-year pharmaceutical Cold Chain industry veteran and a respected expert in temperature controlled logistics and compliance. He is currently located in Temecula, California, and serves as a global business manager for ELPRO-BUCHS AG, headquartered in Switzerland.





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October 12 | 10:00am PDT | ​​​​​Temperature Control Tuesday – Mitigating Risk and Maintaining A State of Readiness – COVID taught Cold Chain

More information about the topic to follow.


Richard Peck

Richard Peck, Global Head GTC Astrazeneca, has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years and in the temperature-controlled supply chain sector for the past 15 years. In this time, he has worked for several pharmaceutical manufacturers and a number of leading solution providers. He is an SME in temperature-controlled packaging and monitoring technologies and has authored numerous white papers and technical reports, as well as creating and facilitating training on these subject matters and on the subject of Good Distribution Practices (GDP).

Arun MadanagopalArun Madanagopal, Director, Packaging, Productivity & Sustainability at Thermo Fisher Scientific, currently leads the packaging, sustainability and productivity team at Thermo Fisher and is responsible for life sciences products package design, plastic waste reduction, and cost saving through continuous process improvements. During his career as a packaging and supply chain professional, he has led biomedical, consumer and Cold Chain packaging design and implementation projects as well as contract manufacturing and supply chain management initiatives. He also has extensive experience in strategic planning, project management and operations.


October 26 | 10:00am PDT | ​​​​​The Rise and Future of Pharma Cold Chain Resiliency

Sweeping changes have taken place in temperature-controlled supply chain logistics over the past several months. The pandemic highlighted new opportunities in existing Cold Chain networks and accelerated the birth of a better, more resilient global infrastructure. In particular, one that can sustain medicines and therapies that require ultra-low temperatures. What does that future network look like? Join this session with Cold Chain experts from UPS Healthcare, Stirling Ultracold and Marken as they explore:

  • The rise of temperature-sensitive medicines and therapies
  • Challenges in global distribution and storage
  • Access to transportation and export facilities
  • Remote Cold Chain infrastructure and capacity
  • Faster launch of critical medications with ULT/Cryo infrastructure
  • The role of information, data and technology in tomorrow’s healthcare supply chain

Meet our Presenters:


Mark TaylorMark Taylor, is the Director of Strategy for UPS™ Healthcare Cold Chainis the Director of Strategy for UPS™ Healthcare Cold Chain, an end-to-end suite of cold chain logistics solutions. Mark started at UPS in 2010 and has spent much of his career collaboratively developing industry-leading logistics solutions for healthcare customers. He possesses especially deep expertise in the areas of cold-chain packaging and transportation, and specimen logistics.

A dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, Mark graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Economics and earned an MBA from Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where he was a Sihler Scholar and Genovese Fellow. Mark lives in Atlanta with his wife and four children; he enjoys traveling, playing sports, and tending the grill



ScottMasiella_220x170pxsScott Masiella, Director of Product Management, Stirling Ultracold, has extensive experience in engineering, market segmentation and product management. He has worked at Stirling Ultracold for the last three years defining the product roadmap and working on continuous freezer improvement initiatives. He is very knowledgeable on ultra-low temperature storage and uses his strong customer relationships to continue to sharpen the company’s ability to exceed customer demands. His prior experience is with several large nationally recognized manufacturing companies, such as, General Electric (GE) and Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he most recently worked in the chemical analysis division as the Senior Global Market Segment Manager.



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Presenting Sponsor: 

As a respected industry leader and trusted partner PCI Pharma Services provides a comprehensive range of outsourced pharmaceutical services that stretches all the way from early stage development to long-term commercial supply. This reputation is based on best-in-class technologies, cutting-edge research, an exceptional team of outstanding people and a consistent record of meeting the highest regulatory and quality standards. Equally important is our commitment to an exceptional customer experience and we share our customers’ passion for supplying lifesaving medicines to patients around the world. We’re committed to meeting their evolving needs by leveraging our experience and expertise to develop the best possible solutions to their drug development challenges.



SmartCAE (computer aided engineering) provides simulations tailored to the field of temperature controlled logistics. For more than 15 years the company has provided customers solutions to thermal engineering challenges in the areas of virtual box testing and design, representative temperature profiles, statistical analysis of lane temperatures, and lane risk analysis.


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Cold Chain Consult is an independent specialists with over 60 years of combined industry experience, Cold Chain Consult is the missing link in your cold supply chain. With global expertise and reach, Cold Chain Consult brings compliance and operational experience to your organization as quickly as you need it. The company tailors the number of resources to meet specific needs leaving you time to manage your timelines and budgets. Whatever your organization's current challenge is within the Cold Chain industry, Cold Chain Consult will lead, support, and drive you to success. They are proven partners to all segments of the industry: suppliers, carriers/integrators, small-to-medium enterprises, large global enterprises, non-profits and start-ups. 


Supporting Sponsor:

Pelican BioThermal Pharmaceutical companies — and other organizations looking to make significant cost and quality improvements in their cold chains — are switching to Pelican BioThermal for single-use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging. Our innovative, patented technologies and consultative services ensure product quality, mitigate excursion rates, reduce packaging costs and drive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) across your entire supply chain. Our global network of consultative cold chain experts provides our customers with consistent packaging and logistics experiences wherever they do business. While our full line of single-use and reusable packaging solutions — from parcel to pallet shippers — are competitively priced, the real economic value we bring to our customers focuses on TCO.


For over 25 years, Biocom California has helped move the life science industry forward with transformative resources that enable companies to make meaningful connections. With a membership base of over 1,400 companies, we connect our members to each other so they can collaborate and work stronger and smarter together. We connect organizations to capital investment and purchasing solutions so they can grow faster and work more efficiently. We're their link to advocacy that fights for innovation and we provide an environment where their business and talent can thrive. Biocom California is how the life science industry gets connected.

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