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Clinical Trial Logistics: A Complete Guide

Our clinical trial logistics team put their efforts into making sure that the right people receive the correct clinical supplies at the right time. No matter the situation, we ensure that all challenges and complexities are solved before they become an issue.

Clinical trials are used to help doctors understand treatment for particular illnesses and diseases. These clinical trials compare effects between different treatments and can often involve patients who are in need of a suitable treatment.

With it being Cervical Health Awareness month, clinical trial logistics are as important as ever to the cervical health industry. In this article, we talk through our involvement with clinical trial logistics and how it relates to drug testing trials in the cervical health industry.

Cervical Cancer Clinical Trials

With doctors and scientists looking for better ways to care for cervical cancer patients, doctors create clinical trials to be used for all stages of cervical cancer. Clinical trials are used to study how to relieve cancer symptoms and side effects from cancer treatments.  These trials ensure that a treatment is safe and effective in the slowing down of cancer cells, before it is provided to the general public.

Our courier team works closely with pharmaceutical companies and clinical trial organisations to support the logistics of these clinical trials. We create bespoke courier solutions to ensure that their trials maintain their integrity and confidentiality. Our dedicated drivers understand the importance held within these trials and maintain this from collection right through to delivery. 

Planning Your Clinical Trial Logistics

Many clinical trials will be carried out and studied across multiple locations, whether this is within the UK, or multi-national. With this comes many obstacles that could delay your trial timeline if not properly considered and planned for. These may include specific transportation requirements, technology training and delivery times. This not only highlights the need for technical support but also the support of a reactive logistics company to tackle any unforeseen hurdles. 

Below are a few things to consider when planning your product supply chain for clinical trials across multiple locations:

  • Have a schedule and stick to it

You should closely monitor each milestone and ensure that each stage of the product supply chain is on track. For each location, ensure that the samples have been gathered ready for collection at the right time and the logistics company has been advised of the collection timings.

  • Be realistic

Whilst it is important to create a schedule, it also needs to be realistic. If you need more hands on deck, be sure to factor that in.

  • Communication is key

You should always maintain ongoing communications with all key stakeholders within the supply chain.By keeping in close contact with the different teams, it allows you to oversee the smooth delivery of the trial and control more variables of the study.  

Working With Our Clinical Partners

We offer delivery solutions for the pharmaceutical manufacturer – distribution of pharmaceuticals to hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, across the country.

When a medical courier service is needed to collect and deliver clinical trial treatments, Crown SDS offer cost-effective solutions that maintain safety and security that ordinary postal deliveries cannot provide.

All of our drivers collecting and delivering medicine and medical equipment are DBS checked and fully trained and experienced in handling sensitive deliveries of this nature.

We know the importance of handling medical deliveries and urgent consignments which is why we’re on-hand to offer pharmaceutical deliveries and logistics 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. This means that our courier service can support you with round the clock deliveries and collections – anywhere and at any time.

Many of our clinical partners rely on Crown SDS to have pharmaceutical consignments delivered and collected on time, every time. This is why we have recently received several enquiries from clinical trial pharmacies to assist with drug shipments relating to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. 

How Crown SDS Can Help With Clinical Trial Logistics

When it comes to healthcare and pharmaceutical deliveries, sensitivity and confidentiality are of the highest concern. Our experience in working across a wide range of sectors makes us a knowledgeable and reliable logistics partner for businesses from a variety of industries. 

We handle supplier collection and deliveries any day of the week, at any time, so you can trust us when we promise your consignment will arrive on time, every time.

Passionate about innovation, we have the capability to develop systems and processes to suit the needs of any sector. This includes sign-on glass proof of collection, which reduces the physical paper trail and enables full online visibility of documentation.

Our drivers are carefully selected and appropriately trained for the specific requirements of the role, enabling us to meet the bespoke needs of businesses with varying demands.

If you’d like to find out more about clinical trial logistics or any other healthcare delivery, please get in touch with us.

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