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New addition to Research Triangle Park: QuickSTAT’s GDP Compliant Conditioning Facility for Credo/VIP Shippers in Logistics Blog

Providing 24 hour faster delivery for life science shipments globally.

North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest high-tech research and science park in North America. Founded in 1959, the park was developed by the Research Triangle Foundation and today, includes 170+ companies. Now, QuickSTAT’s new state of the art conditioning facility is a part of this renowned RTP, which boasts one of the highest concentrations of pharmaceutical and biotech companies in North America.

QuickSTAT operates conditioning facilities throughout the world, including Europe, the Americas, Australia, Asia, and cities throughout the US. The new RTP facility was designed, mapped, and qualified according to GDP (Good Distribution Practices) guidelines. It will provide a market leading Just in Time (JIT) solution to improve turn-around times of Credos and other Vacuum Insulated Packaging (VIP) used for clinical trials and commercial launch of high value biologics and personalized medicines.

With the opening of QuickSTAT’s new facility:

  • Temperature controlled investigational medicinal product, R&D samples, and high-value commercial biologics and personalized medicine will be transported in an expedited manner, reducing placement time for the Research Triangle Park Biotech hub by up to 24 hours.
  • Shipments will be dispatched in a JIT manner, accelerating the collection of temperature-controlled shipments and facilitating faster deliveries to locations across the globe.
  • QuickSTAT can provide charging of can charge Liquid Nitrogen Dewars for the ever-growing cell, gene, CAR-T, and personalized medicine industry.

Ensuring the viability of high-risk life science shipments globally

Opening this new facility is another way QuickSTAT is demonstrating its commitment to providing customized solutions for our life science clients to meet the ever-evolving demands of the industry. QuickSTAT’s conditioning facilities help to ensure the viability of high-risk life science shipments to geographical and logistically challenging areas worldwide. The logistics solution helps to minimize the risk of a shipment temperature excursion and ensure the viability of biological samples, personalized medicine, and investigational drugs.

For example, Vacuum Insulated Packaging units are selected and fulfilled on a JIT basis, with same day dispatch for each customer shipment. The units are conditioned under the manufacturer’s strict standard operating procedures for the specific temperature ranges required: +2 °C to +8 °C, +15 °C to +25 °C, and -25 °C to -15 °C.

Leading technology designed for your clinical supply logistics needs

QuickSTAT also offers robust management tools and specialized solutions to help manage your global clinical supply chain. QuickSTAT’s proprietary VIP Shippers Management technology tracks reusable assets down to the component level, allowing for ring-fenced units for client specific requirements and the automatic return of empty units upon their delivery to a site. It also includes a managed inventory of returns, which have resulted in the industry's most effective return rates. Additionally, QuickSTAT's temperature monitoring technology, Cold Chain Manager, can provide real-time remaining hold times of an in-transit unit, based upon its packaging validation specifications.

A place where bold ideas grow

North Carolina’s RTP says that they are a “home built to nurture bold ideas.” And QuickSTAT is excited to open its facility here and help support the growth of these ideas, as they come to life at the RTP’s innovative biotech and pharmaceutical companies. QuickSTAT prides itself as a leader in the global life science logistics space – with differentiators including its industry expertise, commitment to quality control and robust technology. And as QuickSTAT continues to expand its global conditioning facility network to locations of strategic importance to the industry, we’re able to increase our support of the growing temperature control needs of our clients for both clinical and commercial requirements.

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About Cyril Leger
Executive Vice President
Cyril joined Quick in 2015 as the Executive Vice President of QuickSTAT, a leader in life science and clinical supply chain logistics and transportation. He is responsible for the future growth and expansion of the division on a global... Read more.
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