Pharma Compliance Regulations for Cold Chain

  The supply chain of pharmaceutical products, components and active ingredients requires high levels of documentation to ensure their safety to the consumer. To protect the consumer, a number of ‘Good Practice’ quality guidelines and regulations (GxP compliance) have been established, including good manufacturing practices (GMP) and good distribution practices (GDP).
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Keeping Your Data GxP Compliant


GxP’s guidelines focus primarily on data integrity, traceability, and accountability in the manufacturing, processing, packing, or holding of drugs. As a cold chain logistics partner, you are required to comply with the GxP regulatory guidelines and have a viable audit trail.

The goal of the GMP and GDP is to:

  • Ensure patient/consumer safety of the pharmaceutical product
  • Comply with local market laws, avoiding counterfeit
  • Follow all requirements and environmental conditions throughout the cold chain
  • Provide traceability and accurate documentation
  • Ensure effective use of a quality management system
  • Provide optimal staff training and handling guidelines

Compliance Regulations for Cold Chain


While the principles of the GxP compliance are similar across the globe and are coordinated by the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH), the exact legal and regulatory requirements vary according to the jurisdiction you operate in.

In the US, the federal regulatory agency is the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Key regulations for cold chain (supplemented by the ICH guidance) include FDA 21 CFR 203.32, 203.36, 211.150 and FDA 483 observations on cold chain applications.

Using data loggers for pharma cold chain logistics, like TempBeacon, requires compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 to meet the regulations and criteria in which the electronic records and signatures are considered trustworthy.

Tec4med’s wireless temperature and humidity data loggers include sensor calibration to help you maintain GxP compliance throughout the entire cold chain from production to delivery.

Calibration temperature sensors

Key benefits

Key benefits

Key benefits

Compliant to pharma

GDP, GMP, GAMP5, ISO17025, FDA 21 CFR Part 11

Fully IATA-compliant

and can be used on aircrafts with no further exceptions

Worldwide data recording

with easy in-app analyses of all sensor data

Risk & cost reduction

through more efficient and safe work processes