Regulatory Bodies

Regulatory bodies that influence cold chain packaging


The Food and Drug Association Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research is the regulatory body responsible for overseeing any biological products that reach the hands of those who need them; including vaccines, blood, and other pharmaceutical products.


The Parenteral Drug Association in a nonprofit organization that aids in providing scientific, technical, and regulatory information on pharmaceutical products worldwide – ensuring quality standards are met.


U.S. Pharmacopeia is a nonprofit organization that is responsible for establishing standards of quality for medicine, foods, and dietary supplements that are manufactured and distributed across the world. Their main goal is to improve global health for all.


The International Air Transport Association is a major trade association responsible for overseeing the entire airline industry from baggage to a variety of shipped goods involving aerial cold chain management. They seek to ensure responsible packaging by manufacturers, suppliers, and carriers.


The American Society for Testing and Materials helps to develop standard for the global marketplace, including goods and services offered worldwide. They also provide certification and best practice guidance to a variety of industries.


The International Safe Transit Associations help oversee a variety of issues that occur in the distribution of package products – environmental, controlling costs, preventing damage, etc. They establish standard that are relied upon by industries, agencies, and consumers across the globe.

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