Article: Hand Carry - Dissecting the Myth
Case Study: World Courier Tackle Complex Logistics to Secure a Commercial Product Launch
Article: How to Ensure the Safety of a Cell and Gene Therapy Product During Shipping
White Paper: Logistics by Design - a Framework for Advanced Therapy Developers
Report: Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Challenges within the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe
Article: Safety First
On 5 November 2018, the current EU GDP Guideline turned five years old. What have we learned in those five years? Have we succeeded in achieving a better protection of the integrity of pharmaceutical products and fortified patient safety? What did it mean for the R&D industry, the drug manufacturers and their service partners in the supply chain?
Executive Summary: Logistics by Design - a Framework for Advanced Therapy Developers to Create Optimal Logistics Platforms
Logistics by Design (LbD) is a framework for logistics decision making. Using a risk based analysis it identifies the areas within the supply chain that need to be addressed to create a logistics platform that can meet the needs of patients at clinical and commercial scale.
Article: Logistics in Cell and Gene Therapy; as Complex as the Myth Suggests?
Article: The Commercialization of Cell and Gene Therapies: Supplying Patients in Need
Video: Seasonal Traditions from Around the World
Learn about some of the more interesting seasonal traditions from all around the globe
Article: The Cost of Failure Part 2: The Patient
Article: The Cost of Failure Part 1: Too High a Price
To truly understand the distribution challenges faced by today’s pharmaceutical industry in bringing a new product to the clinical or commercial market, this four-part blog series will explore the most impacted areas of the supply chain following a temperature excursion, starting with financial costs to the clinical sponsor.
Video: Logistics Leaders: The Real Cost of Quality
Article: Four Trends in Advanced Therapy Logistics and Their Impact on Customs Clearance
Logistics Leaders: How is World Courier Harnessing Emerging Technology for Customer Benefit?
Executive Summary: How to Reduce the Risks Created by Next Gen Biologics
Article: GDP Consideration: Now a Requirement When Shipping IMP
There is now a clearer vision for how IMP should be handled. Find out how the updated GDP guidelines bring clarity and accountability to IMP shipments.
White Paper: 13 Ways Logistics Specialists are Transforming Cell and Gene Therapy Supply Chains
Video: Logistics Leaders: Project Nova - World Courier's Transformation Program
Learn how World Courier's multi-year business transformation program (NOVA) will bring service enhancements and efficiencies to customers.
White Paper: The Cost of Quality in the Specialty Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
Video: Logistics Leaders: The Specialty Logistics Landscape In Africa
Watch Remo Hanselmann explain how World Courier meticulously plans each shipment that it has to deliver in the complex clinical trial logistical landscape.
Video: Logistics Leaders: The Real Cost of Quality
Video: Logistics Leaders: Global Engineering Standards for Depot Network Management
Webinar on-demand: Changing Clinical Trials Logistics and the Tactics to Overcome Them
Article: What's Your Logistics Vision
Every CEO will be able to describe their target patient population, their clinical capability and their strategy for developing a manufacturing process, but how many can describe their strategy for connecting all of this to the patient? That is, what is their logistics vision?
Video: Logistics Leaders: Being Ahead of Regulatory Challenges
Rudiger Lomb, Vice President, Global Quality and Technical Compliance at World Courier, discusses the current regulatory challenges that are impacting the specialty logistics industry.
Article: Direct-to-Patient Services: Solutions for Success
What should you look for when attempting to integrate Direct-to-Patient services into your study or commercial delivery system? We discuss the success factors that you need to be aware of in the early stages of planning for DtP.
Article: Three Challenges in Implementing Direct-to-Patient Services
The premise of the Direct-to-Patient model is straightforward, but it does require organizations to review and plan for three key considerations. Read our article as we discuss what they are and how to overcome them.
Video: Logistics Leaders: What is Driving the Increasing Trend Towards Working With Fewer Partners?
Article: The Importance of Training and Continuity in Direct-to-Patient Services
Article: Direct-to-Patient and Home Trial Support: the Patient Visit Explained
Webinar on-demand: Lessons for the Commercial Supply Chain Taken From the Clinical Trials Model
Article: GDP - The Critical Link in Maintaining Quality from GMP to the Patient
Article: How can Direct-to-Patient Services Reduce the Burden on Traditional Healthcare?
Video: Creating Value Through Customer Service Excellence
At World Courier, customer service is at the heart of our company. Watch Mattias Mineur, Sub-Regional Director Nordics, explain how World Courier provides an industry leading service and why we treat every shipment as if it was our own.
Article: What are the Direct-to-Patient Benefits for Sponsors and Manufacturers?
We highlight the benefits that sponsors and manufacturers are likely to receive if Direct-to-Patient is introduced as a supply chain method.
Video: Logistic Leaders - Why is Global GDP Certification Important for the Logistics Industry?
Learn why global GDP certification is important for the logistics industry and how World Courier goes beyond this framework.
Article: Direct-to-Patient Services - What are the Benefits for the Patient?
The Direct-to-Patient approach can make life easier for patients and their loved ones. We've ranked the top seven benefits patients are likely to see.
Article: What Are Direct-to-Patient Services?
Learn what Direct-to-Patient is and the benefits you could expect by using this innovative service
Article: Cell and Gene Therapy: the Teenage Years
Take a look at the recent development of Cell and Gene Therapy and how this relatively new medical field will see patients benefiting for years to come.
White paper: How to mitigate risk and create competitive advantage with a new model of pharmaceutical logistics
Find out how to create competitive advantage by developing a fit-for-purpose supply chain that supports the market’s paradigm shift.
Article: Delivering a Cost Effective, Practical and Robust Cell Therapy Supply Chain
Overcoming logistical challenges through technology
Video: Logistic Leaders - Implementing Direct to Patient Services
Watch Mike Sweeney, World Courier’s Patient Centric Logistics Director, explain the value of implementing DtP and the innovations you can expect to see going forward.
Webinar on-demand: Customizing Your Commercial Supply Chain Through Vendor Assessment
E-book: Direct-to-Patient Services for Clinical Trials and Commercial Distribution
Video: Race Against the Clock
In September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused devastating damage to Puerto Rico. Watch how World Courier and ICS delivered vital drugs to patients suffering from chronic central nervous system disease in less than 24 hours from planning to delivery.
Video: World Courier's Story
Decade after decade, we’ve redefined what’s possible in specialty logistics. Learn more about World Courier's origins and how we've become the most trusted specialty logistics company in the world.
Article: World Courier to support Advanced Therapies Treatment Centres (ATTCs)
Specialist centres will create and deliver systems to progress advanced therapy development through joint ventures set up by industry, academic and NHS partners
Webinar on-demand: How to Reduce Temperature Deviations Through Thermal Container Assessment
Infographic: Direct to Patient Clinical Trials
Learn about the 12 steps to mobilize for success in direct-to-patient clinical trials
Video: What lessons can the commercial supply chain take from the clinical supplies model?
World Courier uses our expertise and experience to deal with custom requirements before the commercial supply chain has to think about them. Hear from Sam Herbert, President of World Courier as he discusses the lessons we have learnt.
Video: Logistic Leaders - How World Courier's Innovation Meets Industry Developments
Video: Logistics Leaders: Specialty pharmaceuticals vs cell and gene therapy supply chain
The key difference in cell and gene therapy is that the patient is in the supply chain. Find out more from Sam Herbert, President of World Courier.
Podcast: How to Plan for Emergency Parts Logistics
An overview of the planning required for the time-critical shipments involved in EPL
Video: Logistics Leaders - How the biopharma industry impacts materials stored in depots
Video: Logistics Leaders - What Are the Key Considerations for Emergency Parts Logistics
Webinar on-demand: The Practicalities of Emergency Parts Logistics
With Just-In-Time manufacturing and parts originating from half a world away, delays can easily cause a production line stoppage. With outages leading to loss of potential revenue and contract penalties, your reputation can be seriously affected.
Video: Logistics Leaders - How are Industry Developments Changing the use of Depots
Video: Logistics Leaders - What is the Importance of Compliance for a Specialist Logistics Provider
Video: Logistics Leaders - What should you look for in a commercialization partner?
As cell and gene therapy manufacturers bring their innovative products to market, they need to work with a trusted partner who can integrate a holistic solution.
Article: Six Steps for Reducing the Risks of Temperature Excursion
This article discusses the key to avoiding temperature excursions and then planning for the most common challenges.
Video: Logistics Leaders - How has the clinical trial landscape changed in Latin America?
Article: An Interview with Sam Herbert
Sam Herbert, President of World Courier, gives insight into how cell and gene therapies can present new and difficult challenges for manufacturers and what can be done to support manufacturers from a supply chain perspective
Article: Optimizing Temperature Control for Biopharmaceuticals
Volker Kirchner, shares his insight into strategies for selecting temperature-control technologies.
This article first appeared in BioPharm International, October 1, Caroline Hroncich
Article: How Are Cell and Gene Therapies Challenging Pharma Logistics?
You’re investing hundreds of millions of dollars to develop products to enhance patient care and improve global health. But can your logistics partner meet the challenges?
Article: The Logistics Link in Successful Cell and Gene Therapy Trials
The success of a clinical study depends on the CRO’s or sponsor’s ability to bring together people, processes, and technology in a coordinated effort to improve patient outcomes, one case at a time.
Webinar on-demand: Practical Aspects of Shipping Cell and Gene Therapies
In this webinar on-demand World Courier’s Cell and Gene Therapy specialists share their knowledge with you, and discuss how our practical experience of Cell and Gene shipments is evolving logistics.
Article: Beyond Compliance to Excellence
Webinar on-demand: Ensuring Regulatory Compliance and Quality in Direct-to-Patient Clinical Trials
In this webinar, World Courier and Medical Research Network guide participants through the key regulatory considerations when planning direct to patient trials.
E-book: Tomorrow's Medicine - Curing One Patient at a Time
To help you understand why personalized therapies require a personalized supply chain, we’ve published Tomorrow’s Medicine: Curing One Patient at a Time – an e-book highlighting the logistics challenges of cell and gene therapies.
White paper: Modern Risk Management in Global Pharmaceutical Logistics
An overview of the risks inherent to global pharmaceutical logistics and the associated risk management. Get your white paper now.
Video: When Only a Miracle Can Happen
December 2016, a new born baby in Toronto was diagnosed with a rare disease. Just before Christmas, the baby needed vital medicine that was not yet approved in Canada. Find out how we played a role in making sure the baby received its medicine.
Webinar on-demand: The Practical Application of Home Healthcare
Explore how practical knowledge and experience are the keys to successfully improving patient experience and moving medicine forwards.
Article: Dangerous Goods Changes for 2017
Significant changes have been made in 2017, we've listed out all the changes that you need to be aware of based on the 58th edition first print of the DGR IATA book
White paper: 10 Tips for Contingency Planning and Crisis Preparation
This white paper shares 10 best practices to consider when developing your own contingency plan.
Article: The growth of Direct-to-Patient trials
Michael Sweeney of World Courier and Stuart Redding of the Medical Research Network Share Insights on the Evolution of Community Based Trials
Article: Untapped Opportunities in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is a growing pharmaceutical market with an increase in clinical trials in recent years. But what opportunities are there for multinational companies to embark on activity outside of the already well recognized study destinations?
Article: The Direct to Patient Model: Your Top 10 Q&A
Top 10 questions and answers to consider when conducting direct to patient clinical trials
Interactive: Understanding Cell and Gene Therapy Logistics
Delivering cell and gene therapies - navigating logistics challenges when the patient is in the supply chain
Podcast: The X in GxP Compliance
A panel of experts discuss what it takes to be fully GxP compliant and what that means to manufacturers
Article: The Italian Clinical Trials Landscape
An interview with Maurizio Orlandi, The Managing Director for World Courier Italy.
Article: Russia - A Country in Focus
Today’s Russian clinical trial market is worth 880 million dollars and there is every expectation that it will continue to grow. The only question is, at what rate?
Infographic: CSS Archiving Project
The CSS Archiving Project is a massive undertaking, containing thousands of trials and billions of trial data pieces from 14 locations over the world. Find out how it will impact you...
Article: When Orphan Drugs Make All the Difference
Orphan drugs are growing in importance worldwide. However, bringing an orphan drug to market unique challenges and considerations. Read our article to find out more.
Article: Japan - A Country Focus
Japan is the world's second largest single-country pharmaceutical market, accounting for approximately 10 per cent of global drug sales, and is expanding very quickly.
Executive Brief: Overcoming the Trials of Trials
How direct-to-patient practices improve clinical trials for researchers and manufacturers.
Video: Logistic Leaders - One New Request Pharmaceutical Manufacturers are Asking for
Manufacturer requests are changing in specialty logistics. Are you prepared to meet expectations?
Video: "Just Take a Little Off the Top..."
When a client wanted to ship a prototype car from Germany to New Zealand, no one could figure out how to fit the shipping container into the cargo hold or a regular transport plane. Find how World Courier saved the day and saved the client thousands of dollars in the process
Video: Logistics Leaders The New Logistics Picture in Latin America
What are some of the challenges of shipping into Latin America?
Find out in this short video.
Infographic: A Guide to Packaging Evaluation
Top considerations for selecting the right packaging
Video: Logistics Leaders - What You Need to Know to Choose a Specialty Logistics Provider
Find out the three things that shippers need to know when selecting a specialty logistics provider
Video: Logistics Leaders - How Smart Technology Can Lead to Advanced Quality
Ruediger Lomb, Vice President, Global Quality and Technical Compliance, AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, shares the benefits and considerations of developing smart technology.
Webinar on-demand: Patient-centric Approach to Clinical Trials
Join patient advocate Jack Whelan, Helna Baker of MRN’s Global Nursing Services and Sue Lee of World Courier as they combine their real-life experience and expertise to provide actionable insights on how companies can improve the patient experience in clinical trials.
Article: New Zealand - A Country Focus
This article first appeared on the Journal for Clinical Studies, Oct 2015
Video: Logistics Leaders - Keep Up With Trends in Temperature Control
Volker Kirchner, Director, Temperature Control at World Courier discusses what we are seeing - and what to watch out for...
Video: Logistic Leaders - Rapid Growth and Clinical Trials - All Eyes on Australia
What role does Australia play in the growth of global healthcare, and how is the market continuing to change?
Video: Logistics Leaders: Should Clinical Trials Embrace Procurement Teams?
How are procurement teams changing the clinical trial landscape for the better?
Article: Significant Changes to the 57th IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
The 57th edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations incorporates all amendments made by the Dangerous Goods Board and includes addenda issued to the 2015–2016 edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions.
Video: Logistics Leaders - Filling Gaps in the Global Clinical Trial Supply Chain
Where are there gaps in the global clinical trial supply chain? Sam Herbert, President of World Courier, discusses...
Article: Logistic Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa is the second largest of the earth’s seven continents and makes up approximately 22% of the earth’s total land area. We take a look at some of the challenges this poses on logistics.
Video: Logistic Leaders - Expectations in APAC
George Low, Director of Southeast Asia for World Courier, explains how manufacturer's expectations of specialty logistics companies are changing in Asia-Pac.
Video: Out of This World
Global logistics will always be challenging..and sometimes, even out of this world...
Video: Logistics Leaders - What is the Current State of Temperature-controlled Transport
Explore some of the trends in temperature-controlled transport
Article: Take a Calculated Risk
World Courier, a recognized leader in specialty logistics for global clinical trials, discusses the importance of adopting a robust and flexible risk management strategy for transporting pharmaceuticals in light of forthcoming regulation.
Article: World in Motion
Discover why there is a demand for more targeted logistics solutions, particularly in the clinical trials arena.
Article: What Can Green Do for You?
How sustainability efforts change your supply chain for the better...
Article: The evolution of temperature control
A visual history of cold chain packaging evolution through the decades
Article: Scandinavia / Nordic: Are They Just Ice and Snow?
Scandinavia and Nordic progression with clinical trials
Podcast: Trial Trends and Supply Solutions
We shed light on the inventory management challenges inherent in global clinical trials, as well as strategic considerations for conducting trials in emerging markets.
Executive Q&A: Latin America
In this interview, Jaqueline shares her perspective on LATAM success and the value World Courier brings to this growing market.
Infographic: Owned vs Agent
Counterfeit drugs remain a supply chain risk in emerging markets
Article: Reducing Risk With a Global Code of Ethics
What you need to know to ensure integrity
Article: Final Analysis - the Last Mile
Inappropriate drug storage can reduce the quality of the product, so patients and investigators must be aware of the risks
Webinar on-demand: Efficient Implementation of a Global Code of Ethics
Corruption can be a huge hurdle when it comes to global expansion. Are you ensuring best business conduct across the globe?
Article: Thailand — Prepare for Success
Thailand is becoming more like other, more developed markets in the region, and as part of the ASEAN region, it offers excellent opportunities. Growth is expected in both clinical and commercial prospects.
Article: New Ways to Keep Your Cool
Six trends in temperature-controlled transport
Webinar on-demand: Right Drug. Right Patient. Right Time. Right Temperature. Part 2
What can pharma do to prioritize patient safety while ensuring efficiency? Part 2
White paper: Temperature Control and High Value Shipments
Learn about the five steps you can take to help prevent any temperature excursions during your shipments with our white paper
White paper: A World of Opportunities
Although the world of specialty logistics may be growing smaller, it does not mean it is getting any less complex...
Infographic: The World Courier Depot Network
Flawless execution starts with local expertise. See where - and how - World Courier's investigational drug depots are helping advance medicine and improve patient care around the globe.
Article: High-Altitude Research in Bolivia
After a 6,250 mile journey from Bolivia to Scotland, the samples from the APEX 4 expedition are being analyzed by the University of Edinburgh...
Video: Logistic Leaders - How World Courier Stays Ahead of Regulatory Challenges
Ruediger Lomb, Vice President, Global Quality and Technical Compliance at World Courier, discusses the current regulatory challenges that are impacting the specialty logistics industry.
Are There any Markets Left to Emerge
When it comes to clinical research, an already small world continues to grow even smaller. In no area is this more evident than site selection for clinical trials.
White paper: Securing the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain against the Threat of Counterfeit Drugs
Learn how to protect your supply chain against counterfeit drugs with our white paper
Webinar on-demand: Right Drug. Right Patient. Right Time. Right Temperature. Part 1
In this two-part webinar, we discuss how the supply chain has evolved and how manufacturers can really get distribution right.