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Specialty Logistics in Clinical Research Trials and The Benefits of Logistical Partnerships

Specialty Logistics in Clinical Research Trials and the Benefits of Logistical Partnerships.

The Pharmaceutical industry relies heavily on three factors in order to successfully produce, test, and implement new medications and treatments. First is the research involved in identifying the need for new drugs to battle new conditions and diseases. The second is the actual development phase and the third is the testing and implementation. CRO’s or CLINICAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS are the project management glue that holds the trial and its outcome together. These organizations work closely with large and small specialty logistics providers in order to organize and implement the testing phase.

This can be simply delivering single doses of experimental drugs to patients or can be on a much larger scale meaning a nationwide deployment where the product is specially packed and distributed on a wide scale.

Our focus in 2017 is to continue to grow our specialty logistics operation and make a positive impact in the lives of patients who are participating in these research trials. Some important things to remember:

The success of a clinical study depends on the CRO’s or sponsor’s ability to bring together people, processes and technology in a coordinated effort to improve patient outcomes, one case at a time.

Logistics partners play a similar central role in the process by transporting medications and bio-materials between laboratories, apheresis centers, manufacturers and clinical sites around the world. The logistics partner’s role is critical to the success of the study as a whole, and never more important than in studies of personalized medicines, such as cell and gene therapies.

As logistics providers, of course, we can’t control the effectiveness of therapies, but we can give them the best possible chance of success. Our job is to make sure those samples and therapies arrive where they are needed, when they’re needed and in the same condition they left the lab or collection site.

Key indicators of successful logistics performance

Measuring logistics performance is important to everyone involved. For the logistics provider, measurement helps identify areas for improvement and refine future performance. For the trial sponsor or CRO, measurement hones in on specific reasons for trial delays or other unwanted results. It also helps in deciding whether you want to partner with that logistics provider again.

Logistics performance can affect the outcome of every aspect of clinical trials, from lab to therapy delivery to study costs and regulatory approvals. Six key indicators of successful logistics performance include:

  1. Minimizing temperature excursions
  2. Maintaining quality standards
  3. Optimizing production
  4. Ensuring on-time delivery of product
  5. Minimizing overages and shortages
  6. Maintaining regulatory compliance

 

 

Whether your transport needs are on a regular schedule, will-call or stat basis, we’re there when you need us 24/7 — first time, every time.

Each day, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, dialysis centers, blood banks and labs nationwide trust American Expediting for secure, time-critical transport of healthcare supplies, tissue, specimens, biologicals including UN 3373, blood, pharmaceuticals and transplant organs.

Our medical couriers are highly skilled, bonded and insured, and equipped as necessary with dry ice, coolers, and blood and fluid spill kits. They are compliant with all state and federal regulations pertaining to the safe transportation of biohazards. They are also compliant with OSHA, HIPAA, DOT, TSA and other key regulatory agencies. Certified (HAZMAT) and biohazard specialists are on staff as well.

Partnering with American Expediting is a dependable, cost-effective alternative to having your own in-house medical couriers or maintaining relationships with multiple vendors.

You can even track your shipment’s every move, using our online Shipping Wizard. To arrange a medical courier for your next medical pickup and delivery, call us at 800-525-3278.

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We built our company one delivery at a time through same day on-demand specialty logistics.

 

We are in the business of serving our customers.  Time sensitive, same day on demand delivery service is how we built this company from a single man operation to having over 40 offices nationwide. We believe in QUALITY. It’s that philosophy that has strengthened our customer relationships over the years. Every customer and every shipment has an equal and important purpose or story. Our relationships are built on the trust that we will provide a quality service and experience from start to finish.  American Expediting puts a great deal of importance on customer feedback.  We love to hear about how we had an impact on the experience.

Below is an actual customer testimonial:

“In this business, we get plenty of ‘bad news calls’ so I wanted to share a very positive experience I had yesterday and tell you what a good job your driver, Bill P…did for us yesterday. We have some very time-critical shipments going to Japan to support the nuclear power plant debacle and this shipment was one of them…very high visibility with lots of executive stress from the client. Bill made great time, kept us updated throughout the drive and had all his documents in order. I met Bill at UA Cargo to assist in the tendering process and he was very helpful and professional.

Please extend my appreciation for a job well done to Bill and the American Expediting crew! Many thanks!”

Geoff Brandquist
Quick International Couriers

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It’s comments like this that keep driving our philosophy of quality service. We are a specialty logistics provider not only in delivery services but also in our process. American Expediting is welcoming of new challenges. Forward thinking in our process, technology and quality of service has been an integral part of our growth . As a company we are continuing to evolve and grow moving into new territory and expanding our range of industries served.

 “Don’t worry about the how in same day on demand delivery. Leave that to us.”

 

 

Whether you need to transport something across town, between cities or across the country, no one puts more reliable Same Day/On-Demand delivery solutions at your command — from bicycle messengers and couriers with cars, minivans, SUVs, cargo vans and trucks to air shipments including next-flight-out. The addition of straight trucks and tractor-trailers to our fleet allows shippers to answer the needs of their customers the same day, with overnight or LTL prices.

We’ll listen carefully to understand your exact requirements, then provide the fastest, most economical door-to-door route to make your deadline — and make you look good. Plus, you can monitor the progress of your deliveries every step of the way using our online Shipping Wizard.

Choose from three service levels:

  • Regular Same Day Service: Provides pickups on an ASAP basis with no hard delivery deadline. Deliveries are generally accomplished within three hours based on mileage.
  • Rush Service: Packages are picked up within 30 minutes and delivered within 1–2 hours, based on mileage.
  • Direct-Drive Service: The ultimate priority service: packages/freight are picked up within 15–30 minutes and delivered directly. No other stops made, no co-mingling of deliveries.

We’re a recognized industry leader in providing top-notch service, seasoned couriers, nationwide coverage and a “We Say Yes!” attitude. When we receive a request for service, our efforts don’t end until a viable, cost-effective solution is at hand.

From documents, small parcels, legal and medical shipments to exotic animals and pets to complete supply chain logistics solutions, American Expediting delivers dependably for its customers nationwide. We built our company one delivery at a time. We’d like to build our relationship with you the same way. To arrange Same Day/On-Demand handling of your next shipment or delivery, call 800-525-3278. To see all of our services offered click here.