Streamlining the Clinical Trial Supply Chain

TSS together with The Coghlan Group where to exhibit at the 4th Biologistics Summit in San Francisco, CA. The summit focused  on the storage, handling, and distribution of biologic based products and materials as they move through the commercial and clinical trial supply chain and gathers professionals from forward-thinking pharma, biotech, academic, and research organizations. The summit is organized by IQPC and takes place at The Marker.

In 2014, TCG was wrapping up a global Phase 3 clinical study that consisted of approximately 8,000 temperature-monitored shipments. When the sponsor requested them to collect and store all outstanding data from the investigational sites, it became evident that many sites were not returning the temperature files in a timely manner, if at all. Therefore it was a significant effort to retrieve the outstanding temperature records across hundreds of sites. To increase compliance, efficiency and visibility, TCG decided to work with TSS and their IWRS provider to develop a barcode solution that was printed on each shipment request, automatically tying the temperature data back to a specific drug unit or kit number. All data captured is stored in a global data base, meaning that the involved parties can access the data from anywhere, at any time.

At the upcoming summit in San Francisco, John R. Davis, Global Project Manager at TCG, will tell TCG’s story and share their experiences and learnings. Davis will also showcase some concrete benefits that TSS’ solution has resulted in, both from a compliance and business perspective.

“By having integrated with TSS’ cloud based system and data loggers, we have been able to provide added value to our customers in the form of an advanced service offering and competitive differentiation in the clinical supply chain”, said Davis.

TCG – The Coghlan Group

The Coghlan Group is a US company that was founded by experienced clinical supply professionals to provide the global pharmaceutical research industry with a reliable source for the storage, distribution, preparation, packaging/labeling and randomization of clinical trial materials.


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