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White Paper: Passive vs. Active Systems in a globally disrupted age

With the ever-growing demand for cold chain distribution, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, ASC Associates in partnership with Tower Cold Chain Solutions have co-authored a white paper that explores the Active, Passive and Hybrid Temperature Controlled Packaging options.


With the support of 10 industry leaders the white paper provides a non biased review of this developing market along with practical advice on where and when temperature-controlled packaging should be used in a global pharmaceutical supply chain.

A link to the white paper is here



On 15th and 16th March 2022, Corvus Global Events will be hosting its Annual Pharma Supply Chain & Security World Summit, where Pharma industry experts share various challenges faced, new strategies, case studies and use of innovative ideas, the conference will also offer opportunities to encourage partnerships and collaborations.

ASC’s Henry Moran will share his 25+ years’ of experience on Supply Chain Security by presenting on the topic of “Extracting best practice and synergies for the safe and secure delivery of medicines for Human use”.

Leading Minds Network Series

ASC Associates are pleased to be supporting the upcoming Leading Minds Network Series.  Henry Moran, will be facilitating two sessions on 22nd February and 1st March.

In the session on 22nd February we will be looking at the topic of Product Integrity and exploring the challenges the industry faces with respect to Global Distribution.  We look to answers questions in regards product security, temperature management, product visibility and the increasing regulatory requirements. Details of the session can be found here:

Maintaining Product Integrity in a Global Supply Chain

On the 1st March, our discussions will be about end to end visibility and risk management.  We will be discussing how we can use technology to reduce risk, across a supply chain increasingly global in nature.

Risk-based Logistics for End-To-End Supply Chain Visibility

For full details on all of the “Temperature Controlled Tuesdays” sessions please click here

The Leading Minds Network is a community that seeks to foster innovation, honest discussions, ideas and best practices, so that the collective experiences of the community can be shared for the greater good. Members shares stories with industry peers who are implementing solutions today, overcoming regulatory hurdles or operational roadblocks, even organizational changes.




Supply Chain Security Awareness Training

ASC Associates in partnership with Customs Plus, Skillnet Ireland and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in Ireland are pleased to announce a collaborative partnership aimed at offering Supply Chain Security Awareness Training.

Today’s Supply Chains are now more vulnerable to a broad range of risks that can have a significant impact on an organisation’s ability to trade. Supply Chain Risk Management is becoming a top priority, as companies risk losing Money and Business as a result of supply disruption, intellectual property loss, cost volatility, non-compliance fines and incidents that cause damage to both the organisational brand and its reputation.

This is an introductory level eLearning course for supply chain professionals. It is designed to provide participants with knowledge of Supply Chain Security and assist them in identifying Threats and Risks to their organisation, both internally and externally.

For more information please contact us at: or book directly at:

Passive v Active: The Current Trends

On Tuesday 28th September, Henry Moran, will chair and facilitate the Tower Cold Chain Solutions first Round Table event.

The The first of a series of online sponsored impartial and educational round-table discussions with industry experts from the pharmaceutical, airline and logistics sectors.

The first session is titled: Passive v Active.

Don’t miss out on the chance to listen to the team discuss new market trends and consider the effects that wider distribution of critical vaccines will have upon this sector. You can also take part in our live Q&A with our panel of key stakeholders.

Sign up to reserve your place.

ASC at the 6th Annual International Good Distribution Practice Conference


Last month ASC were honoured to have the opportunity to present at the 6th Annual International Conference – Good Distribution Practice.  The conference was hosted by the United Association of Serbia for Quality, the Agency for Consulting and Education and supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia.

With attendees from all over Eastern Europe, Henry Moran of ASC, presented on the topic of Good Distribution Practice within the airline industry.

The presentation outlined the challenges that the Air Freight industry faces with regards Good Distribution Practice. Highlighting the areas of concern with regards airline handling of Medicines for Human Use and the importance of a Quality Mindset and culture, utilising our experience of accreditation and compliance with regards GDP.


ASC at Rx360 Euro 2021 Conference

The 2021 Rx360 Euro conference will focus on supply chain integrity and patient safety initiatives that affect Europe as well as worldwide, currently, and post the coronavirus pandemic. Important topics such as pharmaceutical counterfeiting and diversion, remote inspections from regulators, and vaccine logistics will be discussed.

ASC’s, Henry Moran, will be presenting at the event on the topic of “Supply Chain Security Audits: Best Practices during COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Details to the event can be found here

ASC Associates partners with Biomap to enhance its Temperature Compliance Services

CAMBRIDGE, UK and LONDON, UK, March 16th, 2021. ASC Associates, a bespoke auditing, training and consultancy organisation specialising in GDP and Supply Chain Security compliance, announces it has signed a partnership with Biomap, a leading service provider to the Life Sciences industry of temperature mapping and temperature monitoring compliant systems.

By working in partnership, ASC has expanded its programme of auditing, training and consultancy, to now include validation activities and systems to support clients with their regulatory demands.

Kane Edgeworth, Commercial Director of Biomap commented; “‘Biomap are delighted to announce this new partnership with ASC Associates.  ASC’s expertise in GDP compliance is a great fit to Biomaps existing portfolio of validation solutions. We very much look forward to offering our clients this new package of services to support their GDP licensing and compliance demands’

Henry Moran, Director of ASC Associates said: “ ASC’s new partnership with Biomap creates a powerful alliance, aligning our areas of expertise and resources. Biomaps deep history brings close to two decades of experience and knowledge and offers a full suite of validation services with a particular specialism in temperature compliance within storage and distribution environments”

About ASC

ASC Associates are a bespoke consultancy, training and auditing organisation providing services to the Life Science and Pharmaceutical supply chain. In the high-value, pharmaceutical and healthcare worlds – where threats to product safety and security are ever-increasing, ASC are dedicated to improving all aspects of supply chain logistics.  With a relentless focus on innovation, security, safety, compliance and efficacy.

For more information visit ASC or LinkedIn

About Biomap

Based in Park Royal, West London, Biomap works exclusively in the Life Sciences industry providing a wide range of products and services specifically designed to fit with industry regulation.

Biomap has extensive experience of working with the World’s largest Pharmaceutical Companies, implementing multi-level Route Qualification and Temperature Mapping programmes as well as installing fully validated 21CFR Part 11 compliant monitoring systems.

For more information visit Biomap of LinkedIn