AUSBIO 2020 Sessions: The Complete Direct-to-Patient Logistics Model

By Mike Sweeney; Kellie Franken |

AUSBIO 2020 Sessions 3 of 3
We concluded our AUSBIO 2020 Conference in late October, and we shared many insights on the pharmaceutical supply chain, Direct-to-patient logistics and Cell & Gene Therapy for APAC.

Our 3rd and last session, The Complete DtP Logistics Model is now available to view on-demand. Please fill in your details below to hear from Mike Sweeney, Senior Director, Patient-centric Logistics and Kellie Franken, Account Manager, Specialty Services.

Duration: 25 mins

Learn more about best practices and how clinical trials were pivoted from Hospitals and sites to a Direct-to-patient model due to transport disruptions during the pandemic. World Courier will also share our unique approach to DtP shipments that maintain patient confidentiality and safety for patients and also the shipper.


  • COVID-19 Accelerated Shift of Clinical Trials from sites to Direct-to-patient model
  • Direct-to-patient Case Study - Clinical Trials
  • Current state of DtP in APAC
  • Patient Confidentiality and Safety
  • Q&A

About the Authors

Portrait of Mike Sweeney

Mike Sweeney

Senior Director, Patient Centric Logistics
World Courier
Mike is responsible for the development and product management of World Courier’s specialty service offerings across 140 company-owned offices in 50+ countries, with focus on patient-centric areas such as Direct-to-Patient services. Since joining World Courier in 1992, Mike assumed a number of positions within US operations, customer service, training, compliance, marketing, sales and clinical trials management. He progressed to senior roles, including director of US customer service/operations, director of new service development and director of regional accounts, prior to transitioning into a global IT leadership position and most recently into his current role in 2015.
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Kellie Franken

Account Manager, Specialty Services
World Courier
Specialised in Cold Chain Storage and Transport solutions in the Bio and Pharmaceutical industry, including Clinical Trial Logistics and Temperature Controlled Investigational drugs, Kellie is Account Manager, Specialty Services, at World Courier, and supports a portfolio of organisations including global pharmaceutical companies, specialty / orphan pharmaceutical companies, global central laboratories, contract research organisations, biotech companies, medical device companies, research institutions, universities and hospitals.
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