GTRI Plays Host to 2012 Academic Cold Chain Forum

Published: June 20, 2012

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In April 2012, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) hosted participants from across all aspects of cold chain industry specialists at the fourth annual Academic Cold Chain Forum.

Held April 11-12 at the GTRI Conference Center, attendees from regulatory agencies, academia, technology providers, transportation, food, and pharmaceutical suppliers and retailers defined and discussed issues in temperature-controlled supply chain logistics.

The goal of the forum was to openly discuss advances and issues, as well as solve problems in the industry related to food and pharmaceutical cold chain products in order to better the entire industry. This multi-day forum offered presentations, panel discussion and hands-on workshops that covered a variety of handling, storage and distribution issues related to temperature-sensitive materials.

Guest speakers included James Fesmire, senior principal investigator at the NASA Cryogenics Laboratory, Jean-Pierre Emond, director of Cold Chain Research at GTRI, Peter Mehring, president and CEO of Intelleflex, and Frank Devlin, director of Logistics Loss Prevention at CVS Caremark.

For more information, please direct all inquiries to Melissa Germain.