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World-class storage and distribution

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On their way to patients, therapies must be stored in a validated and temperature monitored pharma warehouse until they are ready to be used. Improper storage can lead to loss from wasted product or harm to patients from out-of-date or improperly-stored drugs. 

Explore how ICS’ pharmaceutical warehousing can help ensure therapies remain in the best condition:
  • What is pharmaceutical warehousing?
  • Distribution
  • ICS’ solution
  • Why ICS?

ICS’ distribution expertise

ICS offers top pharmaceutical warehousing support. It gives drug companies unmatched distribution help for their cell and gene therapies and other products. 

The ICS pharmaceutical storage and distribution service offers companies a range of benefits: 
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Controlled room temperature, refrigerated, frozen, ultra-low, and cryogenic storage
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1,100,000+ square feet of managed warehouse space across three strategic locations
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99.97% or greater inventory and distribution accuracy rate across all clients
DEA cage and vault storage for CI-CV controlled substances
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We are the first pharmaceutical 3PL provider to achieve certification, and we did it 18 months prior to deadline

ISO 9001:2015 certified as recommended by DQS Inc.

We were in an excellent position to be the first pharmaceutical 3PL to achieve certification because quality management is embedded in our company’s culture. Achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification as recommended by DQS Inc. is a clear demonstration to clients and the marketplace that we continue to be the world-class, 3PL leader in quality management. 

We help you achieve results across your commercialization journey by ensuring full regulatory compliance

  • DEA licensed distributor/importer
  • C-TPAT certification
  • FDA licensed distributor
  • cGMP/PDMA compliant
  • CFR Part 11 compliant
  • State Board of Pharmacy licensed
  • National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
  • SOC 1 compliant

Foreign Trade Zone solutions

The ability to ship to the U.S. market immediately upon FDA approval is vital to ensure that patients receive new life-saving treatments as soon as possible. Our Columbus, Ohio distribution center is a certified FTZ location, which allows manufacturers to store products awaiting FDA approval in a duty-free environment, speeding time to market.

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Enhanced serialization services

Secure supply chain – 3PL Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) support

Meeting serialization needs with scalable solutions shaped by expertise and knowledge

Enhanced serialization services
For years, we have supported our manufacturer partners throughout the DSCSA regulatory timeline, helping them prepare for product serialization and traceability. Today, our solutions support integration with all major L4 data providers, providing manufacturers with inbound receipt of serialized product and scanning, aggregating, and generating data delivery, for outbound aggregation and data delivery to wholesalers and trading partners. Working with us, manufacturers are in full compliance with the current DSCSA mandate that requires distributors to only purchase serialized products and fully prepare for the November 2023 deadline requiring unit level track and trace. 
Enhanced serialization services

Value beyond distribution

Our supplementary, expanded logistics services help you save money and resources, streamline supply chain functions and optimize aftermarket activity.

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Peace of mind when disaster strikes

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While disasters can't be avoided, their effects can be minimized. Our complete disaster recovery plan helps clients minimize disruption and mitigate loss. 
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Manufacturer commercialization strategy

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AmerisourceBergen is the only pharmaceutical commercialization partner with the combination of proven solutions, diverse perspectives, and unmatched scale to make the most of scientific advances and change patient lives for the better. We build partnerships that unlock product potential and get medications to patients who need them.

Let's work together to envision new paths to healthier futures around the world.
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Looking for third-party logistics solutions that improve supply chain efficiencies and maximize commercialization success? Contact us to learn more.