Often acting as a third party, the courier manages all the study samples, including liaising with the collection/delivery sites, providing validated packaging and transporting the temperature-controlled samples, as well as designing contingency plans throughout.
For this clinical trial, Biocair acted as the third party contracted shipping organization, responsible for the collection, processing, storage, transportation and delivery of human donor samples.
The customer is a global pharmaceutical company, specialized in the research, development and manufacturing of medicines and vaccines.
Global pharmaceutical company
Clinical trial involving 300 participants across EU and non-EU countries
Complete logistics management using innovative supply chain solutions
With over 300 participants spread across five collection clinics in the EU and Norway, and a varied range of samples, including DNA and plasma, there was a need for a secure, seamless and compliant delivery throughout the clinical trial.
As this clinical trial included EU and non-EU countries, plus a wide range of samples at each collection site, Biocair had to ensure that all regulatory paperwork for customs was documented prior to shipping.
The multi-site study included remote locations, requiring Biocair’s worldwide network to ensure the seamless flow of shipments and information, whilst utilizing the most efficient transport lanes.
Biocair created contingency plans at each phase of transportation, including sourcing replacement packaging and designing secondary flight plans in case of any airline delays.
Operations Support Manager, Biocair Inc
Biocair drivers arrived with validated packaging and placed the samples in the boxes, often directly in-front of the customer, thereby ensuring correct handover of valuable materials.
Often, the drivers were collecting up to eight sets of samples at the same collection site, many having different temperature requirements including dry ice and controlled ambient.
Biocair fully optimized the clinical trial supply chain and ensured all samples were transferred to and from the collection/delivery sites via the most efficient routes.
Whenever required, local Biocair experts were immediately available to help expedite the import process, all while maintaining the highest levels of compliance standards in the industry.
As an expert in clinical trial logistics, Biocair’s staff from across its network of global offices are trained to understand the essential temperature and time sensitive requirements that are unique to clinical trials.
Biocair handles and transports Investigational Medicinal Product and samples during all phases of clinical trials, whether they be infectious or non-infectious, ambient or refrigerated or on dry ice.
Wherever legally possible, Biocair will complete all necessary paperwork, including consignment notes, air waybills, customs declarations, dangerous goods certificates and all labelling for transport.
Do you have an upcoming clinical trial requiring temperature-controlled shipping solutions? Find out how Biocair can help.