Parexel International Corporation has launched its Active Tracking service for the biopharmaceutical industry.
The new system delivers near real-time temperature and location monitoring of investigational medicinal products, tracking journeys from distribution centres to clinical trial locations.
“In the past, an investigational site had to wait until it received a shipment and downloaded the data from the temperature logger to find out if a drug’s temperature had been compromised,” said Sanjay Vyas, corporate vice president, clinical trial supplies & logistics, Parexel. “With Parexel’s Active Tracking service, we can monitor IMPs from packaging at our depots through transit to clinical trial sites, in near real-time.
“This innovation in clinical supply chain management allows us to quickly respond to any temperature complications, which can reduce safety risks for patients as well as manufacturing and shipment costs for clients.”