Central Laboratory Project Initiation – Customization and Flexibility While Meeting Study Timelines

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceutical, Drug Discovery & Development,
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Learn how an experienced Central Laboratory Project Initiation Team can expertly support the planning, designing and setting up of clinical projects with multiple testing locations – including international vendor laboratories. Skilled project initiation managers understand the crucial importance of achieving study timelines and the role laboratory testing services play in the success of your trial.

Challenges with increasingly complex clinical trials and a constantly growing demand for expedited study start-up has driven innovation in the central laboratory industry. A Project Initiation Expert can deliver project tasks more quickly, more efficiently and more accurately than the average project manager.

Register for this webinar to hear about how, at LabConnect, we continuously re-evaluate our processes, optimize them and implement project initiation process improvements. These processes include clear visibility to targeted milestone completion dates, utilization of custom services and enhanced, easy-to-use collection supplies for investigator sites.


Logan Blackwell, LabConnect

Logan Blackwell, Sr. Manager, Project Initiation, LabConnect

Currently a Senior Manager in Project Initiation, Logan Blackwell has contributed over 15 years of his career to LabConnect. Over the course of this time at the company, he has served in kit building, sample receipt and accessioning, LabConnect’s biorepository, as an Associate Project Manager, Project Manager, Sr. Project Manager, and multiple managerial positions. With a background in business management and experience in several operational departments at LabConnect, Logan brings cross-functional knowledge and expertise to Project Initiation. Logan is from and currently resides in the Johnson City, TN area.

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Sabrina Buchanan, LabConnect

Sabrina Buchanan, Manager, Project Initiation, LabConnect

Sabrina Buchanan brings 16 years of experience working in the biotechnology industry to LabConnect, joining the company in 2012. Sabrina currently serves as a Manager of Project Initiation with a variety of clients. Her key areas of expertise include project initiation, project management and overall direction, coordination and execution of domestic and global projects. Prior to working at LabConnect, she was a Clinical Research Coordinator for several years. Sabrina received her degree in Public Health from East Tennessee State University and currently resides in the Johnson City, TN area.

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Who Should Attend?

Drug development professionals working within:

  • Cell & Gene Therapy
  • Clinical Operations
  • Outsourcing
  • Research Operations
  • Sample Management
  • Translational Science

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • Benefits of a dedicated central laboratory project initiation team
  • Study design workflow from the final protocol to kits on site
  • What customized kits can do for the success of clinical studies

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Connect with LabConnect—the preeminent provider of central laboratory support services for analytically and logistically complex studies such as immuno-oncology, cell and gene therapies, and rare & orphan diseases. We offer unique and innovative services that have been specifically designed to meet the exacting demands of today’s clinical trials. Our worldwide scope of services includes routine and specialized testing, real-time sample tracking, data integration, biorepository, sample processing and specialized functional outsourcing. Leading the evolution in central laboratory services since 2002, our services are customized to fit the unique needs of your trial. Get connected by requesting a proposal at www.labconnect.com or via email at [email protected].

LabConnect’s Scientific Functional Outsourcing support includes:

  • Biospecimen management
  • Scientific Project management
  • Vendor/CRO management and oversight
  • Preclinical and clinical project management
  • Analytical assay validation and transfer
  • Computational biology and data analytics
  • Contract administration

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