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cold chain

the system used to protect heat-labile biologic preparations (e.g., sera, vaccines) from deterioration in tropic regions, a vital feature of immunization programs in tropic regions.
A popular term for the continuous maintenance of low temperature required for biologicals—e.g., vaccines—from the time of manufacture to shipping, warehousing, and storing before administration

cold chain

The maintenance of refrigerated temperatures for vaccines from the time they are manufactured through their shipment and delivery to health care facilities until their administration to patients.
See also: chain

cold chain

The maintenance of refrigeration of items (esp. vaccines) from the point of their origin at the manufacturer, through their transportation, unloading, distribution, and cold storage at the site where they will be used.
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"FAO and MLFI have been working hard to re-establish the central cold chain in order to get the vaccines to all parts of South Sudan" said Serge Tissot, the FAO country representative.
Donor governments and development organisations must support aid recipients to develop sustainable cold chains using renewable energy and waste cold.
The objectives of this study are to determine the knowledge, attitude and adherence to cold chain guideline among general practitioners in Kelantan, Malaysia.
The cold chain pharmaceuticals industry has been growing in the last few years becoming an USD8bn (EUR5.56m) industry within just USA and worldwide in excess of USD400bn annually.
The summit will be chaired by Rafik Bishara PhD, Technical Advisor and Chair, Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group (PCCIG).
Based on McLane's cold chain solution, the company now also offers a perishable food program called Fresh on the Go, which fits in with the drug channel's health and convenience positioning.
The study, conducted by Deloitte Consulting and the RFID Research Center at the University of Arkansas and funded by Chiquita Brands International, has led to the development of a method to monitor and control conditions in the cold chain.
Live viral vaccine potency: an index for assessing the cold chain system.
Adjuvants - chemicals that increase the immune reaction -- may also reduce the number of booster shots required for vaccines, incease the immune response to oral vaccines, and extend the cold chain, or amoun of time vaccines can go without refrigeration.
M2 PRESSWIRE-September 2, 2019-: China Cold Chain Logistics Industry Report, 2019-2025
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 01 (ANI): On completion of Swachhta Pakhwada activities on Wednesday, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal distributed prizes for cleanliness among mega food parks and cold chain units for maintaining, promoting and encouraging 'Swachhta Culture'.