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Biocom Online Series Session 1: Lessons learned from the Front Lines of COVID 

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

Temperature Control Lessons from the Front Lines of COVID 

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.


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.



Watch all sessions of the Biocom Online Series on demand:

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 LogoSmartCAE (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.


Cold Chain Consult Transparent File 4000Cold 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:

Logo_PELI-BIOTHERMAL_full_color_150x50pxsPeli 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.


Logo_SpecRight_150x54pxsSpecright is the first cloud-based platform for Specification Management. Whether it’s packaging, raw materials, formulas, products, or machines, Specright helps companies manage data to increase speed to market, reduce costs, and better collaborate with suppliers and partners across their supply chain.


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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