Shipper Return & Reuse – Making It Work For Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials, Life Sciences, Pharma Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Pharmaceutical,
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016

The maintenance of cold chain product integrity across the entire supply chain demands rigorous processes and cold chain expertise of the highest calibre – from packaging, handling, storage & distribution of temperature sensitive Investigational Medicinal Products (IMP), all the way to the investigator site.

In recent years the industry has seen a shift away from traditional Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) water-based shipping solutions to smaller, reusable, shippers with Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIP) and Phase Change Materials (PCM). Sponsors are demanding more robust systems and also have an increased awareness of the cost of disposal and the problems caused by packaging waste build up at the clinical sites.

The webinar “Shipper Return and Reuse – Making it Work for Clinical Trials” will discuss:

  • The challenges faced in setting up a shipper reuse program
  • The various reuse models that can be adopted
  • The benefits of a successful program to the various parties involved.


Royce Heap, Global Cold Chain Technology Lead, Fisher Clinical Services

Royce joined Fisher Clinical Services in 2015 as the Global Cold Chain Technology Lead. Royce is originally from New Zealand and holds a masters degree in Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering. He started his career over 18 years ago with Big Pharma and has worked in contracting and consulting roles for many of the major pharma companies across the UK. He is a global expert on temperature controlled distribution, with regular contributions to technical papers, reports and conferences for organizations such as the Parenteral Drug Administration and IQPC. Royce is currently responsible for driving cold chain initiatives and increasing the cold chain distribution expertise across the business. Outside of work, Royce is a dedicated father of two and avid fan of the All Blacks and Black Caps.

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Who Should Attend?

Clinical teams, plus professionals in clinical supplies, logistics and outsourcing, including those working within:


  • Cold Chain Logistics Team
  • Cold Chain Management Team
  • VP Logistics
  • VP Supply Chain
  • Clinical Supply Team
  • Clinical Management
  • Procurement Team
  • Clinical Trial Team
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Investigator Sites
  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Supplies & Investigational Supplies
  • Clinical Packaging
  • Clinical Project Management

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Fisher Clinical Services

Fisher Clinical Services is one of the world’s leading providers of clinical supply chain services.

With a network of cGMP facilities strategically located across the globe to support the conduct of clinical trials, we offer worldwide support for all aspects of clinical supply management including, clinical supply optimization, comparator, co-medication and ancillary supply sourcing, packaging, labeling, distribution, storage, through to returns and destruction. With more than twenty years of experience exclusively focused on clinical trials, we can offer guidance and full logistics support across all types of clinical programs and projects.

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