Transport and Storage Cooler Validation

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We are several weeks into our Cooler Validation Kit trials, and one thing is for certain. We’re learning a lot!  And we want to learn more – and share it with you.

Significant variability in many aspects of validation

Again, we want to thank our trial sites for testing our kit and for graciously participating in pre-trial and post-trial phone interviews. Before the trial began we gathered some basic information, including current cooler validation procedures, size of their facility, and the types and number of coolers in use. We also heard about “successes and challenges” – what do they have “down pat” and where could they use a better mousetrap?  Even though our sample size is relatively small, we heard significant variability in everything from the number and orientation of bags used in validation, to placement of the temperature probes, to packing techniques and revalidation practices.  All this information combined with their feedback on our trial validation kit is helping us to improve the kit that we will ultimately offer.