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Deliver the Goods

Today’s pharmaceutical companies, contract research organisations (CROs) and drug distributors face everincreasing challenges in maintaining the stability and validity of their products in transit. With clinical trials being conducted in new markets and a wide range of countries, the logistics involved in delivering time-critical and temperature controlled investigational medicinal products (IMP) within stability becomes even more challenging. The specialist biopharmaceutical courier companies have risen to this challenge and developed a range of solutions to meet these challenges.

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED VEHICLE

Temperature controlled vehicles (TCVs) are capable of maintaining a range of temperatures during transit from -25°C up to +20°C through the use of on-board refrigeration and air conditioning units which heat or chill the air in the insulated cargo compartment of the vehicle to the temperature set. Clinical trial medicines that need to be kept between +2 and +8°C can be collected from the shipper, loaded into a pre-conditioned TCV and then driven directly to the consignee anywhere within the UK, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and as far afield as Russia.


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Don Riach has extensive freight forwarding, import, export, clinical trial distribution, cold chain and courier experience, having worked previously for Scottish Express Intl, Syntex Research, Roche and Quintiles. Don holds an IATA FIATA Diploma with distinction, Institute of Export and Dangerous Goods by Air qualifications and graduated from Napier University, Edinburgh, gaining a BA in Business Studies in 2005. Don joined Marken, a specialist time critical courier company, from Quintiles in 2000 and is currently the Regional Manager for Scotland based in Edinburgh.
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