Sustainability in Biopharmaceutical Thermal Packaging Webcast to Feature Drug-Packaging Experts

HOUSTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Modality Solutions, LLC ( President Gary M. Hutchinson and Principal Daniel J. Littlefield will present an exclusive one-hour Webcast titled "Sustainability in Thermal Packaging and Controlled-Environment Logistics Design for the Biopharmaceutical Industry" during Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News' Supply Chain Week. PMP News Editor Daphne Allen will moderate the free, live presentation on June 18 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Register for the online event at

Cold chain management experts, Hutchinson and Littlefield will address:

  • Understanding the opportunities for cold chain sustainability
  • Assessing a sustainability program in cold chain against industry standards
  • Putting together a cold sustainability program -- packaging and process

Hutchinson, former Director of Global Transportation at Amgen, designed logistics networks and solutions for biologics and solid oral dosages -- including cold chain logistics networks, import/export compliance, and transport validation. As a member of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) / Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group (PCCIG), Hutchinson has been a featured speaker at three of the organization's annual conferences.

Littlefield is an expert in process improvement, safety and security with experience in a wide variety of industries. During his tenure at DuPont, he was assigned as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) and an expert LEAN Practitioner. Littlefield is a two-time recipient of DuPont's Engineering Excellence Award.

The Webcast is presented by Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News (PMP News) and will be moderated by Editor Daphne Allen. The Modality Solutions Webcast is one of three to be offered at no charge during the PMP News Supply Chain Week Virtual Events held June 18 through June 22, 2012.

"In today's global marketplace, the biopharmaceutical industry faces complex controlled-environment logistics problems. The challenges require a diverse mix of compliance, engineering, process knowledge and innovative validation approaches," said Hutchinson. "Dan and I plan to share key information and answer attendees' and Daphne Allen's questions as time permits."

To register for the PMP News Hutchinson-Littlefield Thermal Packaging Webcast, go to:

About Modality Solutions, LLC

Modality Solutions, LLC delivers integrated cold chain management solutions for highly regulated industries: such as biopharmaceutical, health, nutrition and wellness. The privately held company provides solutions that define, minimize or possibly eliminate transportation environmental hazards in the supply chain. The consultants provide engineering / logistics consulting, systems integration, and simulation laboratory services from discovery through distribution. For more information, go to

About Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News

Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News (PMP News) is a comprehensive resource for medical and pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals who need focused, reliable, and timely information to make intelligent packaging decisions. PMP News is a BPA-audited publication reaching 20,040 packaging professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical packaging industries. For more information, go to

Media Contact:
Susan Almon-Pesch
for Modality Solutions, LLC
(858) 205-0516

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