Articles by Kevin O’Donnell
Kevin O’Donnell is Senior Partner at Exelsius Cold Chain Management - US an international provider of consulting, research and training services to manufacturers, airlines, forwarders and other stakeholders in the life science logistics sector. With its unique cross-sector knowledge of the industry, Exelsius has been consulted on a diverse range of projects around the world including in-house and public training, logistics product development, Quality Management System introduction and facility design. Mr. O’Donnell’s contributions to industry are widely recognized. He is internationally respected as an advocate, author, blogger, educator, training developer, and champion of good distribution and logistics practices for temperature-sensitive drugs. His involvement with industry spans such organizations as the International Air Transport Association, where he serves at Chair of the Time & Temperature Task Force; the World Health Organization, as a temporary advisor; the United States Pharmacopeia, as a member of the 2010-2015 Expert Committee on Packaging; and the Parenteral Drug Association, as a founding member of the PCCIG, co-author of Technical Report #39, and training co-developer. Prior to joining Exelsius, Mr. ODonnelll was Director and Chief Technical Advisor to Industry at ThermoSafe Brands. He retired in 2005 as a Principle Packaging Engineer after a 26-year career at Abbott Laboratories.
I had the great pleasure of meeting with a colleague from Russia recently, when we both happened to be in Geneva, Switzerland on separate business. Andrey Kukharenko is chief executive officer of THC Company in Moscow, engaged in the distribution of cold chain equipment to Russia and the Confederation of Independent States. He also provides consulting services on validation and GXP. Andrey is...Full Article »
Last year at this time I enthusiastically predicted that 2011 would be looked back upon as a breakout year for innovation and technologies, related to storage, transport and logistics practices of time- and temperature-sensitive drugs. I came to this conclusion after walking the annual IQPC Cold Chain & Temperature Management Global Forum in Philadelphia – the perennial industry event...Full Article »Events of Interest