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STI Expands Pharmaceutical Logistics Service

STI Expands Pharmaceutical Logistics Service
Logistics service provider STI Freight Management is further expanding its pharmaceutical logistics service. Starting this month, the Swedish subsidiary STI-Scandinavia AB is providing logistics for drug trials as part of the procedure for regulatory approval.

Every month, STI delivers drugs to 14 pharmacies in Sweden. The drugs are given to patients on a trial basis. The company transports the valuable and temperature-sensitive products in multi-temperature trucks that maintain an internal temperature of minus 20 degrees. These shipments demand the highest standards of hygiene and security. “Our drivers and schedulers guarantee systematic control of the whole distribution chain – from the factory to delivery to the pharmacies,” explains Ulf Svanstam, STI-Scandinavia’s Managing Director.

Since 2013, the EU Directive on Good Distribution Practice (GDP) has set the security and quality standards for the production, storage, and transport of pharmaceuticals.

Starting this year, the new directive will also cover small shipments. “We put great value on quality: on-time delivery and secure transport within the strict GDP standards are part of that,” says Svanstam.