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Cousins Unite Against Cancer

stjude-cousins.jpg Remco de Jong and Sean West are brothers-in-law and FedEx employees who have a strong relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – both have children who have undergone treatment for cancer there and both run as St. Jude Heroes on Team FedEx, raising money for cancer research. Meet their children, Alyssa de Jong and Tyler West, cousins and St. Jude patients who hope to help cancer patients in the future...

Allie’s Air Dance

DSC01673 sq.jpg ...For years, large FedEx Express freighters have been named after the sons and daughters of company employees. Two years ago at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, the plane-naming tradition expanded to include one Caravan on display at the tournament.

It’s only fitting that Allie’s name will adorn this year’s cargo plane. Her father is one of a select breed in a profession that requires enormous skill, bravery and the ability to operate under any stressful condition that might arise.

He’s a proud FedEx Express pilot. But more important, he’s Allie’s proud dad...

A Hot Topic: Innovative Aircraft Temperature Controls

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Pharmaceuticals and biotechnological products are often produced in one region of the world and sold in another.

As these products move across continents by ocean or air, their quality depends on the reliability of the selected shipping company and mode of transport. An international flight may last up to 14 hours or more (including ground time at transit points), and many shippers are unclear about the environmental conditions shipments may experience during a long-haul flight. Thermal mapping recommendations are typically made with refrigerated storage areas in mind. Aircraft manufacturers are known to test temperatures on empty cargo holds, but data remains too often proprietary and undisclosed to customers.

FedEx Express took a scientific approach towards aircraft thermal mapping about two years ago...

Swimming, Cycling and Running for the Cure!

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On Sunday, April 7th, a record 71 employees from FedEx participated in the seventh annual Nautica South Beach Triathlon. The Triathlon benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where proceeds go directly to pediatric cancer research. Over 3,000 athletes total competed in the South Florida race and more importantly over $422,000 was raised to benefit the children of St. Jude’s. Many of the FedEx volunteers were motivated to participate because they have family members that have been afflicted with cancer and others wanted to help the cause simply as parents of small children.

The Impact of FedEx on the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industries

...the very nature of the products themselves is changing, including complex medical devices, customized medicine based on a person’s own physiology, and drugs that use more sophisticated molecules. The very nature of medicine is evolving; therefore the regulatory environment is becoming more stringent due to concerns about the efficacy and durability of these commodities. Temperature requirements are becoming tighter, and, while this is relatively easy to manage for inventory at rest, it is exponentially more complex to manage for inventory that is in motion—traversing entire oceans and continents...