Customers can now ship biological substances, dangerous goods (in excepted quantities) and shipments utilizing dry ice via UPS to more than 50 countries. UPS said the expansion was in response to growing demand from biopharmaceutical manufacturers, diagnostics companies, laboratories and distributors for the shipment of specialized commodities, in cases where security, time and temperature control are high priorities. The company can pick up and deliver packages under regulations UN3373 (for biologic substances, category B, diagnostic specimen and clinical specimen) and UN1845 (for carbon dioxide, solid or dry ice). Both are guidelines issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for regulating the safe transportation of goods via air.
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