Brian Wallin Named a 2013 Top Rising Star in Temperature Controlled Logistics

Brian Wallin Named a 2013 Top Rising Star in Temperature Controlled Logistics

Brian Wallin, a Principal of Modality Solutions, was recognized by Cold Chain IQ as a 2013 Top Rising Star in Temperature Controlled Logistics.

HOUSTON, Tex. (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 — Modality Solutions, a privately-held company that delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for highly regulated industries, is pleased to announce Principal Brian Wallin was named a 2013 Top Rising Star in Temperature Controlled Logistics by Cold Chain IQ, Temperature Control Logistics & Quality Network.

According to Andrea Charles, Editor Cold Chain IQ, “2013 will see a great deal of investment in new and existing technologies for improving supply chain visibility and packaging for the life sciences. However, the cold chain is only as strong as the people who manage it. We reached out to our advisory board to recommend rising stars in temperature controlled logistics for life sciences.”

Brian Wallin was one of seven cold chain pharma professionals singled out by the Cold Chain IQ advisory board to receive the Top Rising Star distinction. Wallin was recognized as a leader who is “making waves in cold chain management and temperature controlled logistics.” A key achievement cited was the fact that Wallin was the primary author of the International Safe Transit Association ISTA 7E Standard 20 (Version 1 and 2). As the first industry standard on insulted shipper qualification, ISTA Standard 20 details the process and procedural requirements for thermal testing laboratories to be certified to perform the design, testing, and validation of Insulated Shipping Containers (ISCs).

In addition, during his 10 year tenure with Amgen (2002-2012), Wallin received its Excellence in Science and Engineering Award for his work in shipper development and an honorable mention for his development of novel shock and vibration profiles and multi-modal transport simulation system.

“One of the greatest challenges facing the biopharmaceutical industry is the designing, building, and maintaining of cGMP-compliant biopharmaceutical insulated shipping containers to ship temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals safely and compliantly around the world,” said Gary Hutchinson, president of Modality Solutions. “Brian deserves the ‘Top Rising Star’ honor. He has designed more than three dozen Insulated Shipping Containers (ISCs) to ISTA 7E standards, and he is a key member of our cold chain management solutions’ team.”

“I was humbled to learn I was chosen as a ‘rising star in temperature controlled logistics.’ It was especially rewarding to have my work in the area of shock and vibration recognized by my industry peers. This is my passion,” said Brian Wallin. “Product transport simulation testing is the junction of the package engineer, the formulation scientist and quality assurance. Over the past 10 years, vast advancements have been made in industry guidance and shipper technology to ensure temperature is maintained during transport. Helping the industry understand transport environment effects and ultimately develop more stable products for transport will lead to a much more cost effective cold chain, speed up the drug product development cycle, and more importantly, help get lifesaving medicines to the patient, who lives at the end of the supply chain.”

Wallin attended the University of Wisconsin Stout where he received his Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering with a concentration in research, design and development. He is a frequent industry speaker on the topic of transport packaging. Wallin is a member of ISTA (International Safe Transit Association), PDA (Parenteral Drug Association) and IoPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals).

Cold Chain IQ, part of IQPC, maintains the largest global temperature control / cold chain pharmaceutical professionals’ network, offering strategic partners, members, and contributors opportunities to collaborate, share ideas and disseminate best practice information with global peers. As an online expertise hub, ColdChain IQ provides industry professionals with in-depth content designed to facilitate members’ work.

To learn more about Modality Solutions, call (214) 919-4629 or visit

About Modality Solutions

Modality Solutions is a privately-held company that delivers engineered solutions for highly regulated industries. Its Advantage Transportation Simulation Laboratory™ helps companies test the effects of transportation on their formulations. Key areas of service are: ensure regulatory compliance; deliver cold chain thermal packaging design / qualification and controlled-environment logistics solutions; conduct transport simulation testing with five environmental hazards – temperature, humidity, shock, vibration and pressure; decrease development cycle times for a faster route-to-market; and develop transport validation strategies to support global regulatory applications.

Media Contact:
Susan Almon-Pesch
for Modality Solutions, LLC
(858) 205-0516
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