dnata awarded certification for Good Distribution Practice
A Monitor Report 19 Apr, 2018 | 712 Views | -+
Dubai: Global air services provider and UK’s leading ground handler, dnata, has been awarded certification for Good Distribution Practice (GDP) by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (UK MHRA).
The UK MHRA granted dnata full Wholesaler Dealer Authorisation (WDA) after dnata completed the organisation’s Good Distribution Programme, while simultaneously investing into cutting-edge pharma handling technology at several of its facilities.
dnata’s investment includes a sophisticated 24-hour warehouse monitoring system that has the ability to conduct temperature mapping and advise dnata operators ahead of any deviation in temperature. This, in, turn enables pre-planning, quick response to adapt to adverse weather conditions and assessment of potential transport routes for pharma products.
Temperature mapping is also routinely conducted within dnata’s facilities in the summer and winter to gauge average temperatures.
In addition, the company has installed automated handling systems that can store pharmaceuticals at variable temperature ranges.
In order to achieve certification, dnata was required to either review or make enhancements to its quality systems, operations documentation and facilities management practices – a 12 to 24-month process that it completed in just six months.