Implementing a Sound Logistical Strategy to Mitigate Risk and Streamline Clinical Testing Across Global Clinical Trials – A Central Laboratory Perspective

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceutical Regulation, Pharmaceutical,
  • Thursday, May 07, 2015

Sponsors conducting global clinical trials know that when it comes to clinical testing, finding a partner who can take ownership of the clinical testing logistics is critical. Successfully navigating the complexities associated with testing for global trials is no simple task, especially in trials involving the shipment of temperature-critical specimens. With varying regulations from country to country, it is essential to confirm acceptability and compliance ahead of shipping samples. This is where a central lab’s expertise can be instrumental, especially in challenging locations, such as Russia, China and Brazil.

Today, central labs that use 3P logistics principles when conducting clinical testing in challenging locations are playing an even greater role in helping navigate the complicated logistics associated with global trials. With a solid understanding of the People, Processes and Plans relating to a specific country’s regulatory framework, its infrastructure, size and how those variables factor into testing logistics, central labs are becoming an invaluable partner in formalizing a logistics strategy that takes into account all of the various touch points involved in ensuring specimen integrity to minimize risk while improving operational efficiencies in a global trial.

This webinar will give you the inside track on what you need to know about managing specimen logistics for global clinical trials. Attendees will hear real-world case studies demonstrating how a central lab using 3P logistics principles can manage complex clinical trial logistics more seamlessly.

Learn how to manage specimen logistics with this free webinar discussing how a central lab, using 3P logistics principles, can manage complex global clinical trial logistics more seamlessly.

Other key topics to be addressed include:

  • Challenging locations – Russia, China, Brazil. A case study will be showcased and will discuss working within Brazil’s stringent shipping boundaries
  • Managing the cold chain – lessons in maintaining sample integrity
  • Assessing cultural fit when harmonizing global logistics


Richard Cunningham, Director, Global Logistics, ACM Global Central Laboratory

Having served in various manufacturing, freight forwarding, logistics, and supply chain management roles for more than twenty years, Richard has extensive experience in all aspects of logistics, including operations, couriers, regulations, chain of custody elements, and network management. Prior to joining ACM Global, Richard served as the UK Regional Manager for Globex24 CLM Ltd, where he was responsible for operations and development of logistics for the UK and Ireland. He also served as director of ADX Global Ltd, and held supply chain management roles at TCM International Ltd, Korean Air Cargo, and Bax Global. As Director of Global Logistics for ACM, Richard is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the company’s strategy, processes and core network of partner service providers central to the management of global logistics supporting clinical trials.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Scientific Affairs Directors
  • Medical Directors
  • Principal Scientists
  • PhDs
  • Laboratory Operations
  • Procurement
  • Vendor Management
  • Clinical Project Managers

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ACM Global Central Laboratory specializes in delivering high-quality central laboratory testing services in support of clinical research studies. Since 1994, we’ve provided central laboratory services for over 2,300 clinical studies, involving more than 7,000 investigator sites in over 60 countries, giving us a broad range of global experience and an in-depth understanding of regional requirements. Through a powerful combination of robust global capabilities, operational and scientific expertise and unsurpassed service, ACM Global acts as an extension of your clinical team to develop and execute Smarter Testing strategies to optimize your clinical development projects. Combining our Consultative Approach with a set of Guiding Principles that we apply to every step throughout the course of your study, we give you the confidence in the testing analysis to make more informed decisions and keep your clinical development program moving forward.

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