Meeting patients where they are
In partnership with Medical Research Network (MRN) and Cubixx Solutions, we are revolutionizing clinical trials by bringing visiting nurses, Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP) and smart inventory management solutions directly into patients’ homes. By reducing the need to travel to a trial site for treatment, we make it easier for researchers to recruit and retain qualified patients for their studies.
Patient recruitment and retention can be challenging:
Of patients do not have access to trials*
1 in 4
Patients drop out before study completion*
of patients would find it helpful if imp were delivered to their home (*source MRn)
Improving patient experiences
The recruitment and retention of qualified patients is often a pain point for clinical trial administrators. However, moving some trial site activities into patients’ homes has been shown to increase recruitment by 60% or more, and typically maintains patient retention at over 95%. That means Direct-to-Patient models can help bring your product to market faster, while minimizing disruptions to your patients’ lives. Direct-to-Patient programs can help bring new products to market faster, minimize disruptions to patients' lives and expand patient access to the best possible treatment options at home. There are also beneficial Direct-to-Patient applications for commercial drug home distribution programs, patient sample, collections and returns.
Delivering precision and professionalism
Direct-to-Patient projects are complex and require collaboration and planning. We coordinate activities with our customers and all involved parties to ensure product integrity is maintained. Deliveries must often be precisely timed with nurse home visits. Immediate proof of on-site temperature stability is required prior to administering medication. Patient samples are drawn and packaged for delivery to testing labs. All of this requires the higher level of training and professionalism that clients have come to expect from our associates worldwide.
Medical Research Network (MRN)
Partnering for better clinical trials
With a presence in over 40 countries, MRN’s nurses bring extensive experience in at-home healthcare. They can administer patient treatments via intravenous infusions, subcutaneous injections and oral formulations, while conducting essential procedures such as blood sampling, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic sampling, recording vital signs, administering ECGs, and monitoring adverse events. Find out more about World Courier and MRN's partnership.
Delivering truly connected care
Cubixx Solutions - our partner within AmerisourceBergen - has developed a smart portable medical grade refrigerator that is ideally suited for IMP storage in the home (or small clinic). CubixxCT offers real-time temperature monitoring, PIN-controlled access and additional visibility into medication use and replenishment needs when optional RFID functionality is enabled. A touch screen can be customized to include nurse or patient instructions, capture symptoms and adverse event data.