GDP – Time & Temperature Controlled Biopharma Pharma Logistics 6th Annual Brussels Cold Chain Conference


CSS 2017 (Cool Supply System & Solutions 2017) with 400+ has been in motion as an annual event for the past five years serving as a platform for premier Bio/Pharma Logistics providers involved in providing Services and Solutions within the Time & Temperature Controlled Logistics segment.


95% of the quality commitment is focused on new content from key contributors such as Shipper Presenters, GDP Inspector Presentations, and educational interactive activities such as; Open Question Times and in-depth Master-Class Workshops among other key sessions.


The second focus is to create a highly rewarding networking opportunity by dedicating time to engage both premier and award winning GDP certified solution/service providers; in addition to 100+ bio/pharma companies, there are smaller to medium size companies with a reach culture of sharing. CSS 2017 is Europe’s No. 1 Conference for Time & Temperature Controlled Logistics for such access.


For 2017, we have prepared an audience of 400+, 25 Speakers and 20 Exhibitors, divided into two streams; A: Bio/Pharma Logistics and Stream B: Medical Device Logistics.


For 2017, the speaking panel includes a variety of Bio/Pharma companies, such as Roche, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Die Logistik Experten, Johnson & Johnson and many more.


One of our long term partners that will be exhibiting at the CSS 2017 Conference is SmartCAE. The company is specialised in the development of fast and easy-to-use simulation software for thermal packaging. Their products have the following benefits and features; Main Features include: Calculation of transient temperatures of thermal packaging, any number of layers and materials, PCM material in walls and cold packs, time depended outside temperature, time depended surface heat flux from solar radiation, radiation heat transfer at surfaces, calculation of the weight, reusable Data objects, helps to build a library of wall components, thermal packs and thermal cycles, short computing time and interactive use, ease of use by user-tailored graphical user inter face.


For CSS 2017, SmartCAE will conduct a presentation on Virtual Cold Chain for Cost-Effective Lane Risk Analysis. Mr Jan Walbrecker, the Senior Software Developer will be discussing cost and time effective way to analyze the thermal performance. SmartCAE achieves this by combining an accurate thermodynamic simulation of the shipper, including payload, with real-life temperature data of actual lanes. Having assembled and verified a virtual model of a shipper, its thermal performance under any realistic temperature conditions can be simulated, thus minimizing the number of expensive cold chamber testings.


This can be extended to a full thermal lane risk analysis by studying the shipper performance on a specific lane by using historical weather data along the lane. In a case study Mr Walbrecker will demonstrate how this analysis can help quantify the risk of shipper failure and lead to a more economic balancing between thermal risk and total costs.


Dr. Jan Walbrecker received his Graduate Diploma in Science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and his Diploma in Geophysics at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany, studying exploration techniques and thermal processes of Earth. He went on to complete his PhD in applied and environmental geophysics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, mainly concentrating on developing and improving magnetic resonance imaging techniques for groundwater exploration. As a postdoctoral researcher, he engaged in research projects at Stanford University, US, extending his research on geophysical processes involving multiscale numerical modeling and simulation. Having moved on to Germany, he consulted on industrial R&D projects in various sectors, including biotechnology, pharma, consumer industry, and thermal engineering, all involving software development, efficient numerical modeling, and user interface design. Today Jan is working as software developer at SmartCAE Stefan Braun in Munich, Germany, developing and constantly improving software to simulate the thermal evolution of passive shipping systems used in food and pharma cold chain.


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