At World Courier, our goal is to help our clients optimize pharmaceutical transport costs by ensuring that their investigational drugs, clinical trial supplies, biological samples and commercial products – especially those of a temperature-sensitive nature – consistently arrive on time and in perfect condition. We work closely with customers to ensure regulatory compliance and supply chain integrity, and to identify and deliver the best shipping solutions for each individual study or consignment. Success is measurable by both the quality of the research results or product, and the cost containment achieved through careful advance planning and effective partnerships
With over 140 offices in 50 countries, all ISO 9001 certified, World Courier has the network, the personnel, the training, the flexibility and the resources to manage the most demanding research project or pharmaceutical consignment.
Our investment in our expanding global office and depot infrastructure and trained staff – numbering over 2,500 strong on six continents – remains unparalleled in the specialized courier industry and gives our customers the local “edge” they need to bring in their international studies, research, or product development work on time and within budget.
Fully-integrated GxP-compliant service system
Combining an extensive review of international Good Practice (GxP) and Quality Management standards with the successful implementation of company-wide compliance processes, World Courier’s global company owned transportation network meets all necessary standards for GxP-compliant status as it applies to the courier/ transport industry.
Our staff is regularly called upon by industry, hospitals and universities to transport ultra-sensitive research substances – everything from R&D, RNA/DNA and tissue samples to infectious substances, cord blood and stem cells – all within a variety of rigorous temperature- controlled settings and time parameters.
Product development assistance
Pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals routinely rely on us to transport their high-value and often irreplaceable substances to and from the production floor. Contents include active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), chemicals, compounds and reagents, vaccines and temperature sensitive raw materials right up to finished products – virtually any pharmaceutical substance with “zero tolerance” for temperature excursion or error.
Public health support
World Courier is also the supplier of choice for prominent international health organizations that monitor disease outbreaks on a global level, collecting timeand temperature-sensitive patient samples from some of the world’s most remote locations and returning them to central laboratories for urgent analysis.
World Courier meets the most demanding industry expectations for managing time and temperature sensitive clinical trial materials used in global studies. Our staff works one-on-one with pharmaceutical partners, sponsors, CROs, laboratories, investigators, researchers and site personnel – in their own language and in their own time zones – to deliver personalized clinical trial logistics and transport services. To date World Courier has provided logistics to over 10 000 clinical trials globally.
Andrew Billimore, Business Development Manager - Biopharm Services
World Courier (UK) Ltd
25 Farrington Street
Tel: 0207 717 1400