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FEDEX DISCONTINUES TRANSPORT OF SELECT AGENTS

July 24, 2015

Effective July 17, 2015, Federal Express (FedEx) will no longer accept for transport Select Agents. FedEx will continue to accept for transport Category A infectious substances.
Please review the below to determine if this change will impact your future shipments.

What is an Infectious Substance?
A Category A substance (pathogen or agent) is “an infectious substance which is transported in a form that, when exposure to it occurs, is capable of causing permanent disability, or life- threatening or fatal disease to otherwise healthy humans or animals”.
Category A pathogens and substances likely to contain Category A pathogens must be assigned the UN number UN2814 (proper shipping name: Infectious Substance, Affecting Humans) or UN2900 (proper shipping name: Infectious Substance, Affecting Animals). If a Category A pathogen/substance is capable of causing disease in both humans and animals, the pathogen/substance must shipped as a Category A substance affecting humans (UN2814).

What is the Federal Select Agent Program?
The Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Select Agents and Toxins (DSAT) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Agriculture Select Agent Services (AgSAS) to regulate the possession, use, and transfer of biological agents listed in 7 C.F.R. Part 331, 9 C.F.R. Part 121, and 42 C.F.R. Part 73 (select agents and toxins). The FSAP administers the select agents and toxins regulations in close coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS).

Authority:
For biological agents and toxins determined by HHS to have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety (HHS and Overlap select agents and toxins), the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 262a) directs the promulgation of regulations to establish and enforce safety procedures for the possession and use of such select agents and toxins, including measures to ensure proper training and appropriate skills to handle such select agents and toxins. 42 U.S.C. § 262a(c).
For biological agents and toxins determined by USDA to have the potential to pose a severe threat to animal health or animal products (USDA and Overlap select agents and toxins), the Agricultural Bioterrorism Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8401) directs the promulgation of regulations to establish and enforce safety procedures for the possession and use of such select agents and toxins, including measures to ensure proper training and appropriate skills to handle such select agents and toxins. 7 U.S.C. 8401(c).
Section 7(a) of the Code of Federal Regulations (Registration and related security risk assessments) provides that unless exempted under sections 5 or 6, an individual or entity shall not possess, use, or transfer any select agent or toxin without a certificate of registration issued by the Federal Select Agent Program.

Select Agents and Toxins List
The following biological agents and toxins have been determined to have the potential to pose a severe threat to both human and animal health, to plant health, or to animal and plant products. An attenuated strain of a select agent or an inactive form of a select toxin may be excluded from the requirements of the Select Agent Regulations. Here is a list of excluded agents and toxins.

HHS and USDA Select Agents and Toxins 7CFR Part 331, 9 CFR Part 121, and 42 CFR Part 73

HHS SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS
Abrin
Botulinum neurotoxins*
Botulinum neurotoxin producing species of Clostridium*

Conotoxins (Short, paralytic alpha conotoxins containing the following amino acid sequence X1CCX2PACGX3X4X5X6CX7)1
Coxiella burnetii
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus
Diacetoxyscirpenol
Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus3
Ebola virus*
Francisella tularensis*
Lassa fever virus
Lujo virus
Marburg virus*
Monkeypox virus3
Reconstructed replication competent forms of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus containing any portion of the coding regions of all eight gene segments (Reconstructed 1918 Influenza virus)

Ricin
Rickettsia prowazekii
SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV)
Saxitoxin

South American Haemorrhagic Fever viruses:
Chapare
Guanarito
Junin
Machupo
Sabia

Staphylococcal enterotoxins A,B,C,D,E subtypes
T-2 toxin
Tetrodotoxin
Tick-borne encephalitis complex (flavi) viruses:
Far Eastern subtype
Siberian subtype
Kyasanur Forest disease virus
Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus
Variola major virus (Smallpox virus)*
Variola minor virus (Alastrim)*
Yersinia pestis*

OVERLAP SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS
Bacillus anthracis*
Bacillus anthracis Pasteur strain
Brucella abortus
Brucella melitensis
Brucella suis
Burkholderia mallei*
Burkholderia pseudomallei*
Hendra virus
Nipah virus
Rift Valley fever virus
Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus3

USDA SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS
African horse sickness virus
African swine fever virus
Avian influenza virus3
Classical swine fever virus
Foot-and-mouth disease virus*
Goat pox virus
Lumpy skin disease virus
Mycoplasma capricolum3
Mycoplasma mycoides3
Newcastle disease virus2,3
Peste des petits ruminants virus
Rinderpest virus*
Sheep pox virus
Swine vesicular disease virus

USDA PLANT PROTECTION AND QUARANTINE (PPQ) SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS
Peronosclerospora philippinensis (Peronosclerospora sacchari)
Phoma glycinicola (formerly Pyrenochaeta glycines)
Ralstonia solanacearum
Rathayibacter toxicus
Sclerophthora rayssiae
Synchytrium endobioticum
Xanthomonas oryzae

http://www.selectagents.gov/index.html.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding FedEx’s new policy, please contact us at 1-800-646-6275.

 

Inmark's Acquisition of Saf-T-Pak Results in Expansion if its Dangerous Goods Training Portfolio

Atlanta, GA (April 21, 2015)

Inmark’s acquisition of Saf-T-Pak last week positioned Inmark as the leader in Dangerous Goods Training, specifically Division 6.2. For over 25 years, Saf-T-Pak has offered Division 6.2 Dangerous Goods training programs focusing on IATA, ICAO, US DOT, Transport Canada, RID/ADR and Universal Postal Union regulations.

“We were particularly interested in Saf-T-Pak’s proprietary Learning Management Systems, as well as their multilingual internet training programs,” said David Oyler, Inmark President & CEO. David continued, “not only is this robust training offered in English, French and Spanish, but it is also the only web-based Division 6.2 training program to be accepted and recognized by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority.”

The acquisition of Saf-T-Pak and its training portfolio aligns with Inmark’s global growth strategy, specifically in Latin-America. Seeing significant growth in this market, the ability to offer Division 6.2 shipping compliance training in Spanish further complements Inmark’s growth initiative. With Saf-T-Pak’s 6.2 knowledge and experience and Inmark’s extensive expertise, the focus moving forward will be to grow Saf-T-Pak’s Dangerous Goods training program beyond Division 6.2. For more information on Saf-T-Pak’s internet training, contact Saf-T-Pak at 800-814-7484 or visit www.saftpak.com.

About Inmark:

For nearly 40 years, Inmark has been a trusted source for Rigid Container, Dangerous Goods, Temperature-Controlled and Specimen Transport packaging. Headquartered in Atlanta, with locations in Europe, Asia and North America, Inmark has become a respected leader in developing packaging solutions for businesses globally. To contact Inmark, call 1-800-646-6275, or e-mail at Inmark@InmarkPackaging.com

About Saf-T-Pak:

Saf-T-Pak is the industry’s premier resource for Category A, Category B, Exempt and Temperature Controlled shipping systems needed to safely transport Division 6.2 materials in a compliant and cost-efficient manner. Saf-T-Pak also offers a suite of compliance training programs addressing the transport of Division 6.2 Dangerous Goods. Founded in 1988, Saf-T-Pak was the first in the world to introduce a nationally-certified infectious shipper. For additional information on Saf-T-Pak’s line of shipping systems and transportation compliance training, call 800.814.7484 or visit www.saftpak.com.

 

Inmark Announces Acquisition of Saf-T-Pak

Atlanta, GA (April 7, 2015)

Inmark, a leading provider of global packaging and services, is pleased to announce their acquisition of Saf-T-Pak, a specialized provider of regulatory training and packaging for the safe transport of infectious substances, effective April 7, 2015. For over 20 years, Inmark has been a leader in Life Sciences packaging supply and compliance training. The acquisition of Saf-T-Pak will increase Inmark’s portfolio to include an expanded line of infectious substance packaging solutions, training software and services and global resource capabilities. “We are beyond thrilled to have acquired Saf-T-Pak, another key player in the infectious packaging arena, said David Oyler, Inmark President & CEO. “The opportunities afforded to us by this acquisition will be tremendously valuable for our business, and more importantly, our customers.” Over the next several months, Inmark’s management team will be working to ensure a smooth transition for all employees and customers involved in the acquisition process. To learn more about Inmark and its product and service offerings, visit: http://www.inmarkpackaging.com. For nearly 40 years, Inmark has been a trusted source for Rigid Container, Dangerous Goods, Temperature-Controlled and Specimen Transport packaging. Headquartered in Atlanta, with locations in Europe, Asia and North America, Inmark has become a respected leader in developing packaging solutions for businesses globally. To contact Inmark, call 1-800-646-6275, or e-mail at Inmark@InmarkPackaging.com

About Inmark:

For nearly 40 years, Inmark has been a trusted source for Rigid Container, Dangerous Goods, Temperature-Controlled and Specimen Transport packaging. Headquartered in Atlanta, with locations in Europe, Asia and North America, Inmark has become a respected leader in developing packaging solutions for businesses globally. To contact Inmark, call 1-800-646-6275, or e-mail at Inmark@InmarkPackaging.com

About Saf-T-Pak:

Saf-T-Pak is the industry’s premier resource for Category A, Category B, Exempt and Temperature Controlled shipping systems needed to safely transport Division 6.2 materials in a compliant and cost-efficient manner. Saf-T-Pak also offers a suite of compliance training programs addressing the transport of Division 6.2 Dangerous Goods. Founded in 1988, Saf-T-Pak was the first in the world to introduce a nationally-certified infectious shipper. For additional information on Saf-T-Pak’s line of shipping systems and transportation compliance training, call 800.814.7484 or visit www.saftpak.com.

 

Saf-T-Pak welcomes two new, larger Category B and Exempt specimen shippers to its shipping product family.

Hanover, MD (March 4, 2013)

Developed as a result of customer requests, Saf-T-Pak announces the launch of its new STP-270 and STP-270MD product line. “This launch introduces our largest ambient shipping system to date” said David Hebrank, General Manager of Saf-T-Pak. David points out that both systems are qualified as Category B shipping systems accommodating the safe transport of infectious substances in volumes up to 1 liter blood bags, or up to 12 100mL specimen containers. The larger dimensions of these new shippers are 15.5” x 12.5” x 5”, accommodating the payload requirements requested by Saf-T-Pak’s clientele.

“We are particularly excited about our STP-270MD (Medical Device), as it provides a solution for meeting government regulations pertaining to the transport of contaminated medical devices being returned to the manufacture for sterilization, repair or performance review” says Mr. Hebrank. In order to meet the requirements for shipping Used Medical Devices, the STP-270MD was designed and tested to ensure that the completed package would pass a number of requirements, and it is constructed in such a way that the system cannot leak its contents, break or be punctured under normal transport conditions. Additionally, this system was tested to ensure that the completed package would retain its contents when subjected to a drop test of 1.2 meters.

The launch of the STP-270 and STP-270MD product line demonstrates Saf-T-Pak’s commitment to providing superior products, manufactured to the highest quality standards, as defined by Saf-T-Pak’s Quality Management System.

More information on Saf-T-Pak’s STP-270 and STP-270MD product line can be found on www.saftpak.com.

About Saf-T-Pak:

Saf-T-Pak is the industry’s premier resource for Category A, Category B, Exempt and Temperature Controlled shipping systems required to safely transport Division 6.2 materials in a compliant and cost efficient manner. Saf-T-Pak also offers a suite of compliance training programs addressing the transport of Division 6.2 Dangerous Goods. Founded in 1988, Saf-T-Pak was the first in the world to introduce a nationally-certified infectious shipping system. Today, with offices in the United States and Canada, Saf-T-Pak is part of the Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN) group of companies.

For additional information on Saf-T-Pak’s line of shipping systems and transportation compliance training, call 800.814.7484 or visit www.saftpak.com.

 

Saf-T-Pak Releases its Compliance Training for Shipping of Infectious Substances and Related Biological Materials (Division 6.2 Dangerous Goods) Update for 2013

Hanover, MD (January 15, 2013)

Saf-T-Pak, well known as an industry leader for training and packaging for Category A, Category B, Exempt and Temperature Controlled shipping systems, announced today the release of its 2013 Division 6.2 Dangerous Goods Compliance Training

National and international regulations for shipping infectious substances and related biological materials state that any individual involved in the transport of hazardous materials must be trained and certified and retain a record of this training. Saf-T-Pak’s compliance training simplifies the training process by eliminating the need to develop a training program that adequately educates and certifies the appropriate personnel.

“Saf-T-Pak has always been in the forefront regarding the importance of proper Infectious Substance shipping training and we strive to develop the most innovative options,” said David Hebrank, Saf-T-Pak’s General Manager. “We continue to offer public and private training seminars, as well as DVD, internet and downloadable training options. And this year we have developed the most up-to-date module available – Webinars! These web-based classes feature real-time discussions with a Saf-T-Pak Instructor, video packing demonstrations, hands-on package assembly and virtual training assessments. Webinars are the optimal solution for those who need Division 6.2 compliance training, but can’t spare the time away from the lab or office.”

More information on Saf-T-Pak’s compliance training can be found on www.saftpak.com.

About Saf-T-Pak:
Saf-T-Pak is the industry’s premier resource for Category A, Category B, Exempt and Temperature Controlled shipping systems needed to safely transport Division 6.2 materials in a compliant and cost-efficient manner. Saf-T-Pak also offers a suite of compliance training programs addressing the transport of Division 6.2 Dangerous Goods. Founded in 1988, Saf-T-Pak was the first in the world to introduce a nationally-certified infectious shipper. Today, with offices in the United States and Canada, Saf-T-Pak is part of the Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN) group of companies. For additional information on Saf-T-Pak’s line of shipping systems and transportation compliance training, call 800.814.7484 or visit www.saftpak.com.

 

News Release

Saf-T-Pak Launches its 2012 Compliance Training Suite for Shipping of Infectious Substances and Related Biological Materials (Division 6.2 Dangerous Goods)

 

Glen Burnie, MD (January 24, 2012) – Saf-T-Pak announced today the release of its 2012 Division 6.2 Dangerous Goods compliance training suite. The entire suite of training products are produced in accordance with ICAO, IATA, and 49 CFR (US), as well as TDGR (CAN).The suite offers three unique delivery options (live seminars, Internet and DVD) for meeting national and international regulations for shipping infectious substances and related biological materials. These regulations state that any individual involved in the transport of hazardous materials must be trained, certified and retain a record of the training.

“Through this newly-released training suite our industry has several budget friendly training options for meeting the national and international regulations,” said David Hebrank, General Manager of Saf-T-Pak. “For companies reducing their travel budgets, our computer-based options permit individuals to acquire training at their own pace. Additionally, this training option is available in English, Spanish and French.”

With Saf-T-Pak’s training, both the organization and management will meet specific regulations and know that their employees are aware of, and compliant with, any and all regulations pertaining to their particular job. This training includes shipping of Category B Infectious substances, Category A Infectious substances, any type of patient specimen and GMO’s, with or without dry ice.

More information on Saf-T-Pak’s Division 6.2 Dangerous Goods Compliance Training Suite can be found at http://www.saftpak.com/Training/training.aspx.

 

About Saf-T-Pak:

Saf-T-Pak is the industry’s premier resource for Category A, Category B, Exempt and Temperature Controlled shipping systems needed to safely transport Division 6.2 materials in a compliant and cost efficient manner. Saf-T-Pak also offers a suite of compliance training programs addressing the transport of Division 6.2 Dangerous Goods. Founded in 1988 Saf-T-Pak was the first in the world to introduce a nationallycertified infectious shipper. Today, with offices in the United States and Canada, Saf-TPak is part of the Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN) group of companies.

For additional information on Saf-T-Pak’s line of shipping systems and transportation compliance training, call 800.814.7484 or visit www.saftpak.com