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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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Pakistan has submitted an application to GAVI for the Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform.
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Todays cold chain technology offers tools to not only keep goods at the optimal temperature, but better monitor cold loads.