Global Clinical Supplies

Our customers rely on us to solve product packaging, labeling and release process problems and efficiently navigate challenging local import and export regulations. As a result, PPD’s global clinical supply team helps customers maximize efficiency and ensure on-site delivery of investigational products and all other study supplies.

Our team provides complete life-cycle management, including packaging and labeling, of medical and pharmaceutical supplies through PPD-owned GMP facilities in Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa and an extensive global third party network.

Full Range of Clinical Supply Services

With extensively trained global resources in North America; Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific, PPD offers a full range of services to manage the clinical supply life-cycle. These services are integrated in PPD’s clinical services and accomplished through extensive communication and common global procedures.

  • Life-cycle management
    • Single point of contact for all clinical supply management matters from bulk forecasting through reconciliation and destruction
    • Product forecasting and planning
    • Third-party packaging and labeling vendor management
  • Global procurement and storage
    • Purchasing of all clinical trial materials
    • Temperature-controlled warehouses
    • Refrigeration and freezer storage (down to -150 degrees Celsius)
    • Controlled environmental chambers
  • Secondary packaging and labeling in EMEA
    • Global packaging and labeling capabilities of investigational products, medical devices, commercial comparators and ancillary products in our industry-leading PPD facility in Ireland and through our third party network
    • In-house clinical label printing
  • Distribution
    • Global distribution
    • Ambient, controlled room temperature, frozen and refrigerated shipping conditions
    • Trade compliance management and import/export coordination
    • Assistance with import/export licensing
    • Expiry date extension relabeling at distribution center and at the site
  • Drug accountability and destruction (contractor and/or PPD)
    • Organization of returns with PPD-approved courier companies
    • Reconciliation of returned products to the customer’s specifications
    • Disposal as per customer’s wishes, using PPD-approved destruction vendors

Detailed Processes Ensure Quality

Quality is a critical component of successful supply chain strategies. To ensure quality, PPD has:

  • Detailed processes and defined process maps
  • Extensive global standard operating procedures (SOPs) and working practice ensuring global compliance and harmonization
  • Qualified persons (QPs) experienced and trained in the European Union (EU) QP requirements

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