Case Study: Mitigating Risk for BioPharma Cold Chain Storage in Liberia

Background

Leidos Biomed approached Modality Solutions for assistance in the assessment and implementation of improvements for facilities with research and lab capability. The ongoing investigations involved the storage and/or transport of investigational drugs, vaccines, and various biological specimens which required controlled climate to ensure product and specimen integrity.

Objectives

  • Ensure facilities had well established cold chain capabilities
  • Create emergency storage to prevent the loss of product or samples
  • Implement SOPs and a Quality System for each cold chain facility

Results

  • All SOPs and risk mitigation strategies implemented in three storage facilities in Liberia
  • Qualification of the freezers ensured equipment operates correctly and reduces the risk to drug product
  • Three storage facilities with high cold-chain capabilities operating in a unique and challenging environment