New Pharma Zone opens at Heathrow

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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Joint venture partners Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo are introducing a new Pharma Zone at their joint facility at London's Heathrow.

The new Pharma Zone will support the growing volumes of temperature-controlled healthcare and life science products being carried by both airlines and enhances their ability to meet the strict quality and service requirements of pharmaceutical companies and their freight forwarding partners.

Opened on October 2, 2017, the Pharma Zone, at their Cargo Point facility, is a fully segregated area dedicated to handling and storing pharmaceutical shipments within a strictly regulated temperature environment, with dedicated active container storage.

Incorporated within the new Pharma facility are two walk-in pods capable of maintaining 2-8°C (COL) and 15-25°C (CRT) temperature ranges for loose pharmaceutical shipments. High above the floor of the Pharma Zone for added security is a temperature-controlled storage system for 24 pallets, split into six separate chambers, each of which can be safely maintained within either a 2-8°C or 15-25°C temperature range.

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