Over 55,000 clinical trials are currently being conducted in emerging nations in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa − representing almost 40% of all studies underway in 2013. With this commitment in often challenging geographies, it is critical that sponsors and other clinical trial partners understand the local capabilities of logistics provider in each individual country or market where their studies are being undertaken.
The complexity of the clinical supply chain presents a challenging distribution environment for researchers who must ship large volumes of temperature-sensitive patient kits worldwide, juggling their needs to safeguard product quality and chain custody with a continuous stream of arms-length exchanges between local representatives, officials and vendors.
For studies being conducted in dynamic emerging markets like Brazil, China, Russia, India and South Africa, World Courier has the knowledge, the network and the experience to offer consistently reliable, high-quality temperature-controlled transport to a diverse community of in-country investigator sites.
With World Courier as your logistics partner, you will be assured of:
Complete regulatory compliance from pick-up to delivery.
With a fully-integrated GxP-compliant transport and supply chain system in place, World Courier meets the most rigorous industry standards for managing temperature-sensitive clinical trial materials between investigator sites and laboratories.
An integrated clinical supply chain. Choosing World Courier as your clinical supply chain partner will dramatically reduce the number of service parties involved, eliminating unnecessary third-party risk and ensuring maximum control and documented chain of custody at all points throughout the supply chain.
On-the-ground expertise in more than 50 countries. Personnel in each of World Courier’s 150 offices are fully versed in local clinical trial processes and are well known to local regulatory and customs authorities. We possess specialized country-specific knowledge of import, export and customs regulations, functioning as front line in challenging locations.
A suite of fully-integrated “one stop” services. World Courier offers a full range of complementary packaging, transport, storage and distribution services designed to reduce costs, shorten transit timelines and streamline vendor management practices while improving the quality of the overall supply chain.