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    CRYOPDP UK – Life sciences and healthcare logistics solutions for British markets

    July 4th 2024

    UK Healthcare logistics challenges

    The UK presents a demanding regulatory environment for healthcare and life science research, particularly regarding monitoring and documenting cold chain compliance for temperature-sensitive drugs, vaccines, and research samples.

    Effective temperature-controlled delivery is not only a matter of safety and regulatory compliance. Still, it is also essential for valid results in medical research, in which the UK is a world leader.  Maintaining an unbroken cold chain presents a constant challenge, requiring insulated packaging, cooling media and fast delivery. All three are necessary to prevent temperature fluctuations during transportation or storage that can compromise drugs’ efficacy, especially for biotech products sensitive to temperature excursions.

    Maintaining end-to-end visibility across the supply chain is more than a regulatory necessity. It is also functional to prevent delays, lost shipments, or difficulties responding promptly to unforeseen events.

    While the UK has one of the world’s most well-developed transport infrastructures, it is also highly populated and congested, which can present potential problems when maintaining cool temperatures throughout the cold chain and ensuring critical healthcare consignments reach their destination fast.

    This particularly applies in the ‘Last-Mile’ final leg to the end-users door, which presents challenges such as navigating urban areas, dealing with traffic congestion, and ensuring timely and accurate delivery to laboratories, pharmacies, healthcare facilities, or patients’ homes.

    The security of pharmaceuticals is a further concern, with ever-increasing costs and chronic shortages of pharmaceutical products leading to product tampering, theft, and counterfeit drugs. The regulatory emphasis here is creating individual product identities and a complete track-and-trace system across the value chain. Securing healthcare logistics requires sophisticated technologies and systems, rigorous attention to detail and well-designed operational procedures.

    Meeting Britain’s healthcare transport needs

    The UK represents one of the world’s most highly developed pharmaceuticals and healthcare markets with highly specialised logistics requirements.

    CRYOPDP United Kingdom is leading in meeting these demands with a comprehensive portfolio of sophisticated and reliable logistic solutions focused on life science needs that support healthcare delivery, clinical trials, and research.

    CRYOPDP UK ensures temperature integrity and product quality in its operations. It provides a seamless end-to-end logistic solution while meeting the demand for direct-to-patient deliveries, navigating complex regulations, and controlling costs while meeting rising customer expectations.

    This mission is armed with strengths and areas of expertise specific to temperature-controlled logistics tailored to the life sciences and healthcare industries, including cell & gene therapy and clinical trial supply demands.

    Local expertise is combined with global reach through a network operating in more than 150 countries via 16 operational divisions around the world.

    Sophisticated systems and processes maintain comprehensive control over the delivery process and ensure that temperature stability meets identified healthcare industry requirements, including health, safety, and environment (HSE). At the same time, tailored solutions provide reliable, efficient, and high-quality services for temperature-sensitive shipments.

    A customer-centric approach offers dedicated service and innovative IT solutions to meet client needs, including direct-to-patient turnkey solutions backed by a fleet of TCV temperature-controlled vehicles and high-standard, qualified, single-use or reusable Temperature-Controlled Packaging (TCP) for temperature-controlled shipments.

    Proactive measures are in place to anticipate and resolve challenges encountered throughout the delivery process, such as end-to-end process management for the supply chain needs of clinical trial investigational sites.’

    CRYOPDP UK offers in-depth regulatory expertise (including clinical trial protocols) encompassing compliant labelling, packaging, and track-and-trace mechanisms, as well as a Quality Management System meeting ISO 9001 2015 and EU GDP requirements for exceeding customer expectations in the UK.

    All these capabilities are relevant and essential in guaranteeing precise temperature-controlled delivery for sample stability, safety, and compliance with strict regulations, reducing risk and providing customers with peace of mind.

    CRYOPDP UK services

    CRYOPDP UK offers the full suite of CRYOPDP logistics services tailored to the needs of pharma, biotech, and life sciences organisations.

    These service offers include:

    • Global Logistics Solutions: CRYOPDP offers cost-effective end-to-end managed overnight and global express logistics solutions to ensure safe and prompt delivery of sensitive consignments.
    • Next Flight Services: Overnight and next-flight air cargo services connect all parts of the UK with Europe and the rest of the world.
    • Packaging Solutions: CRYOPDP UK can supply cartons, insulated containers, and cooling packs to cover the full range of temperature control requirements for cryogenic consignments from ambient to -196°C.
    • Pick & Pack Solution: This option allows CRYOPDP’s specialised in-house resources and dedicated facilities to prepare tailored packaging and dispatch temperature-sensitive shipments.
    • Direct-to-Patient Deliveries: Secure, direct deliveries for patient peace of mind and reliability.
    • Lab Move: Specialist laboratory relocation services, including precise handling of thousands of critical samples under strict temperature control, complete cryopreservation room transfers, and disaster recovery backup measures.
    • Clinical Trials Logistics: A tailored and comprehensive delivery program crafted to mitigate risks, proactively navigate customs regulations, and proficiently manage exports/imports, strictly adhering to diverse regulatory requirements and specific standards from preclinical to Phase IV for all Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs).
    • Customs Clearance Solutions: Expertise in Customs Clearance, Quarantine, and Dangerous Goods services to comply with regulatory requirements in Quality certification (ISO9001, GDP), Transportation codes (IATA, ADR), and Anti-corruption chart (RSE).
        To deliver these services, CROPDP UK capabilities include:

      • Operational hubs close to airports at Feltham, Stockport and Edinburgh to cover the whole UK
      • More than 30 types of certified temperature-controlled packaging to protect goods, from -196oC to +25ºC
      • ADR-certified own TCV temperature-controlled vehicle fleet and drivers
      • Domestic overnight shipping for next-day delivery
      • HMRC-certified customs brokerage team operating 24/7
      • Dangerous goods management
      • Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) refill and staging centre for Cryoport Inc. companies



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