Cryoport Systems and Zoetis Celebrate Their 10-Year Partnership
Cryoport Systems is pleased to commemorate a decade of supporting our animal health partner, Zoetis. We share Zoetis’ belief that animal health is essential to public health and humanity’s well-being. As a result, we’re very proud of the fact that over the past 10 years, we’ve fostered innovative growth through teamwork while providing comprehensive and reliable temperature-controlled supply chain solutions.
Our embedded team has assisted Zoetis in delivering vital biopharmaceuticals to clients who support companion animals and livestock around the world. Since the inception of our partnership in 2013, on-site logistics managers like Dan Fairholm have invested time and effort in developing customized solutions, implementing standard operating procedures, and managing thousands of shipments. According to Dan, “Cryoport Systems’ commitment to its customers has allowed us to excel in a unique position in which we oversee the shipping and logistics operations from beginning to end directly from the Zoetis facility in Charles City, Iowa. The ability to streamline processes, communication, and troubleshooting has supported our growth.”
One of the first vaccines Cryoport assisted in transporting was the Poulvac® Bron GA 08, the first commercial vaccine to reduce disease caused by the Georgia 2008 (GA 08) type infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) in poultry. During this time, Dan recalled how important Cryoport Systems’ robust equipment, Chain of Compliance®, and the validated cleaning and disinfection processes were to ensuring that emerging therapies reached their destination in the best possible condition.
Cryoport Systems’ Cryoportal® enables Zoetis to obtain complete traceability of the equipment and processes utilized to manage their critical materials. In addition, Cryoport Systems was able to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination with our validated cleaning and disinfection process, which decontaminates all of our shippers and stainless-steel accessories. This proprietary cleaning methodology reduces external contaminants by 99.9999 percent.
Cryoport Systems’ state-of-the-art technology and advanced logistics capabilities have also allowed us to maintain the highest standards of quality and service, ensuring that our clients can trust us to handle their valuable commodities with care and expertise. Shipping and Receiving Clerk, Shane Curl, has been a part of Dan’s team for nine and a half years and can attest to the positive impact that our technology has had on Zoetis’ business practices. According to Shane, “The data from the Cryoportal®, along with our experienced Cryoport Systems personnel are key, especially when shipping internationally and retrieving equipment that is easily detained due to strict customs regulations.” The Cryoportal®, is a custom-built logistics management platform that is instrumental in maintaining near real-time traceability by merging each shipment’s Chain of Custody, Chain of Condition, and Chain of Compliance® information into a single data stream.
Over the last decade, we have worked closely with Zoetis to advance the health of animals and minimize the environmental impact of delivering their products. The efficiencies provided by the Cryoport Systems platform have increased accountability, risk management, reliable supply, and speed to market. Tony Thomas, the Executive Director of Business Development for Animal Health at Cryoport Systems, believes that “creating a culture of accountability improves the quality of care for livestock producers, veterinarians, and pet owners around the world who need access to the proper resources to raise and care for animals.”
We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Zoetis and we are committed to delivering safe and effective solutions that will have a positive impact on the animal health industry. Our teamwork-based approach to innovation is what we believe will ultimately lead to a better, more sustainable future for both humans and animals alike. Thank you, and here’s to many more years of successful collaboration with Zoetis.
For more information regarding our comprehensive end-to-end supply chain solutions, please contact Cryoport Systems’ animal health expert, Tony Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.