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Distributing sensitive biopharmaceuticals and cell therapies is a complex challenge that calls for detailed understanding of the product, latest technologies, and a global reach.
It is up to pharmaceutical companies sponsoring clinical trials in the EU to have complete control of their supply chain. Understanding recent changes to the EU GDP guidelines can help achieve this as they now offer a more comprehensive guidance for temperature management during storage and transportation.
The need for clinical trials to meet the requirements of regulators, deliver high-quality data, and come in on budget has led to study designs that focus on timeliness and convenience, yet may unduly burden and inconvenience patients. Today, priorities are changing as sponsors realize studies designed around the needs of patients also result in benefits to other stakeholders. This has led to the rise of patient-centric clinical trials.
These clinical packaging strategies can be used to help successfully manage the supply of an expensive drug product throughout the duration of clinical testing. Without doing so, there could be costly interruptions or extended delays that would have a devastating impact on a company’s timeline to commercialization.
While cell therapy is playing an increasingly important role in the treatment of a variety of conditions, the real challenge in delivering it successfully is not necessarily in the manufacturing protocol alone, but in the administration and co-ordination of the complex supply chain as a whole. Therefore supply chain risk management (SCRM) becomes an essential part of the process. Risks associated with production and transportation need to be assessed in advance and formulated into a robust risk assessment strategy.
Securing a stable supply chain to deal with the uncertainties of clinical trials is critical. One misstep can have a profound impact not only on the cost and time of your trial but also on its overall success. To ensure the timely delivery of the necessary supplies, a sponsor must have a strong clinical packaging strategy that takes into account the most important details of its clinical study design.
Can you imagine working for months to ensure your clinical supply strategy is in place for your European studies, only to have them be delayed because labeling requirements were out of compliance, and the QP or the site(s) rejected the materials you wanted to use in a trial? The purpose of this guide is to walk US-based clinical supply professionals through the labeling requirements laid out in Annex 13 of the EU GMP guidelines.