IAG gets world’s first WDA pharma authorisation

IAG Cargo has become the world’s first cargo carrier to be awarded a GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certification by a national government health agency in what is widely recognised as meeting the diamond standard for pharmaceutical transportation.


IAG gets world’s first WDA pharma authorisation


IAG Cargo has become the world’s first cargo carrier to be awarded a GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certification by a national government health agency in what is widely recognised as meeting the diamond standard for pharmaceutical transportation. Following an inspection by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, the carrier has been granted Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA) for medicines intended for both human and veterinary use.

 

The achievement follows significant investment by IAG Cargo into Constant Climate, its specialist service for time-and-temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals. Through Constant Climate, customers benefit from the delivery of pharmaceutical shipments in a pure, potent and stable condition for safe administration to patients. It is now available in more than 100 stations worldwide, providing one of the most extensive networks of its kind on the market.

 

“GDP is a complex area that requires all areas of our supply chain to adhere to the highest standards,” said Loranne Vella Zahra, global quality assurance manager at IAG Cargo. “Our network ensures that only authorised pharmaceutical products are distributed safely, and their strength, stability, purity, potency and integrity are maintained throughout. Achieving full GDP status and being granted a WDA is testament to the strong quality system we have in place and the investment we have put in people, equipment, facilities and processes.”