Sample Handling and Management Services

Preclinical and clinical sample handling and management services aligned with client requirements for efficient bioanalytical programs integrated with bioanalysis laboratory services.

Suitable collection, processing, packaging and shipping procedures are crucial to maintaining the integrity of pharmaceutical samples. When submitting samples for analysis, certain protocols and methods must be followed to comply with regulatory standards. Pharmaceutical companies can find it challenging to ensure the proper procedures for collecting samples - as well as packaging and shipping them to the testing site - have been followed. If the correct procedures are not implemented, samples may be compromised in transit resulting in a sample that can no longer be analyzed.

Intertek offers comprehensive sample handling and management services, to provide the appropriate resources and expertise for collecting, processing, packaging, and shipping samples.

Our clinical logistics provide support across an entire study, offering a fast and efficient path to market.

Our staff of dedicated, highly-trained professionals provide a quality support service and customized approach, with materials designed specifically for each clinical or preclinical study. Through the development of study specific sampling manuals, sample collection kits, shipping kits, and additional materials, we provide assurance that procedures are carried out in accordance with the study protocol, applicable regulations, and validated methods.

Sample Handling and Management (Clinical Kits and Clinical Logistics)

  • Quality support service designed specifically for each clinical or preclinical study and coordinated with our bioanalytical laboratory
  • Specialize in providing cold chain logistics, domestic and international, for samples from multi-site studies
  • Trained staff develops everything from study specific sampling manuals to detailed labels to ensure that FDA/GLP/OECD regulatory compliance is met
  • Exceptional quality services at extremely competitive rates
  • Integrated with bioanalysis laboratory services

Sample Collection Laboratory Manual
The laboratory manual is specifically designed for each study protocol and includes all the instructions and documents required for notification, sampling, storage and shipment of samples from the collection site to the analytical site. The manual contains:

  • Collection and processing of samples
  • Storage requirements
  • Sample shipment instructions

Shipping Materials
Robust and reliable packing and shipping materials ensure your samples will maintain appropriate conditions throughout transport.

  • Shipping containers
  • DOT required labels
  • Packaging materials
  • Coordination and delivery of dry-ice
  • Coordination of shipping (both domestic and international)
  • Access to preferred logistics carriers

Sample Collection Kits
Sample collection kits are designed for each client’s specific needs. Kits can be generic, patient specific, or interval specific. If a study requires a specialty collection tube containing additional additives or stabilizers, specialty collection tubes can be included in the kits.

  • Sample collection tubes
  • Storage cryovials
  • Transfer pipettes
  • Study specific labels
  • Matrix collection sheets

Training and On-Call Support
Intertek provides staff training for sample handling and management, including the laboratory manual and kit preparation at each preclinical/clinical site.; If required, a 24-hour on-call service can also be provided at an additional hourly rate.

Intertek’s pharmaceutical labs are located around the globae, providing convenience and peace of mind to our clients. This worldwide reach provides total quality assurance for small, mid-size, and large pharmaceutical companies.

Need help or have a question? +1 800 967 5352

Need help or have a question?

+1 800 967 5352
+44 161 721 5247