We understand that the pharmaceutical supply chain is complex and often cross-geography.

The Tower team of experts works with your regulatory and quality teams to meet your product protection requirements. Our range of cold storage shipping containers meets the needs of the pharmaceutical product lifecycle, from discovery and development through to final product.

Our containers can be used for all stages of the supply chain from raw materials and clinical research to the finished product. Each stage plays a critical role in ensuring the availability, safety, and quality of pharmaceutical products from raw materials to the finished product, and the containers used in these stages need to meet the necessary requirements for storage, transportation, and traceability.

As experts in pharmaceutical supply chain management we recommend storing the pharmaceutical products in appropriate conditions, such as temperature-controlled environments, to maintain their stability and quality until they are ready for use.

Stages of the pharmaceutical supply chain

Raw Materials Manufacturing Packaging Quality Control Distribution
Procuring the necessary raw materials, such as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), excipients, and packaging materials, from approved suppliers. Using the raw materials to manufacture pharmaceutical products, including tablets, capsules, injections, and other forms, following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines. Packaging the finished pharmaceutical products in appropriate containers, such as bottles, blister packs, vials, or ampules, along with labelling and batch coding for traceability. Conducting quality control checks at various stages of the manufacturing and packaging process to ensure products meet the required quality standards and comply with regulatory requirements. Transporting the packaged pharmaceutical products from the manufacturing facility or pharma companies to distribution centres, wholesalers, or directly to pharmacies, hospitals, or other healthcare facilities.
Clinical Research Regulatory Compliance Supply Chain Finished Product Patient Use
Conducting clinical trials and research studies to gather data on the safety, efficacy, and quality of pharmaceutical products before they are approved for commercial use. Ensuring compliance with various regulatory requirements, such as FDA regulations in the United States, European Medicines Agency (EMA) regulations in Europe, and other regional or national regulations. Managing the logistics, inventory, and transportation of pharmaceutical products throughout the pharma supply chain to ensure timely availability of products while minimizing costs and managing risks. Distributing the finished pharmaceutical products to pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities for dispensing to patients. Pharmaceutical products as prescribed by healthcare professionals to manage health conditions, following appropriate dosages, routes of administration, and other instructions.

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With advanced monitoring and audit trail capabilities enabled through narrow-band IoT cellular technology, customers are provided with complete visibility and peace of mind over their shipments.

  • 120+ hour temperature compliance in any environment, anywhere in the world.
  • Performance data demonstrates fewer than 0.1% temperature excursions, with early warning of errors through alarms/alerts.
  • Reusable temperature-controlled containers that deliver the correct performance for every shipment.
  • CFR 21 P11 compliant for full data integrity.
  • Online visualisation platform available to monitor shock, tilt, light, motion, altitude, location, and internal & external temperature.
  • Tested in triplicate as per summer and winter profile.


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Ensuring product integrity for your patients

Tower delivers proven physical and temperature protection for pharmaceutical and life science products. Our containers are designed to perform in all supply chains, regardless of the transport type or environment. The innovative internal and external structural design of our containers means pharmaceutical supply chain products will be transported without the need for in-transit manual intervention.

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Delivering pharmaceuticals to patients when and how they need them

Data downloaded from over 15,000 shipments has demonstrated fewer than 0.1% temperature excursions on average, a vital indicator in the maintenance of the cold chain. We achieve this by providing a reusable container that delivers the correct performance for every shipment. Our team focuses on delivering a consistent customer outcome whatever the location for the pharmaceutical supply chain.

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Efficient and effective results for our global customers

All players in the cold chain have a role to play in sustainability. We see ours as providing a reusable, cost-effective solution that contributes to customers’ circular supply-chain ambition. Customers value our long-term lease containers and supply-chain flexibility.


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KTM32 Pharmaceutical supply chain containers
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Data logger

Data loggers are built into all Tower containers, logging internal temperatures from -95°C (-139°F) up to 50°C (122°F). Users can get text or email notification of temperature excursions, as well as automatic data downloads throughout the transit (in-flight excluded) from loggers within range of the CX Gateway device. The loggers are built to FDA, USP, EU and WHO standards.

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Delivering value through customer-focused innovation

Tower incorporates innovation through design to meet the regulatory demands of the pharmaceutical supply chain. Our patented design technology meets the GDP requirements of our customers and exceeds the temperature-control demands of the pharmaceutical industry.

Our expert teams work closely with our customers, realising their requirements and how we can address emerging needs. Tower collaborates with stakeholders to identify challenges across a supply chain and to deliver customer-focused innovation.

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