PAREXEL Expands Clinical Trial Supply and Logistics Services Through Opening of New European Coordination Hub and Distribution Center
State-of-the-art facility in Berlin-Schönefeld, Germany delivers end-to-end supply chain management and distribution services
Boston, MA, Nov. 11, 2014 — PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced the opening of its
new European Coordination Hub and Distribution Center in Berlin-Schönefeld, Germany.
PAREXEL’s New Clinical Trial Supply Coordination Hub in Berlin-Schonefeld, Germany
The facility expands the Company's capacity to provide comprehensive clinical trial supply and logistics services to support clients’ local, regional and global trial requirements. These capabilities include synchronized coordination of clinical trial supplies, ancillary supplies and central laboratory services.
“To safely and efficiently conduct clinical trials, our customers need highly specialized clinical supply and logistics services for studies that can span dozens of countries and hundreds of sites around the world,” said Mark A. Goldberg, President and Chief Operating Officer, PAREXEL. “Our new European distribution center reflects a commitment to simplify the important end-to-end supply-management aspect of the drug-development journey.”
The facility features more than 65,000 cubic meters of storage space. It offers lab-kit assembly and provides storage and distribution of ancillary materials.
“Through this center, we can customize sourcing and distribution strategies for customers in ways that are efficient, robust and compliant with local regulations,” said Thomas Senderovitz, Senior Vice President, Clinical Research Services, PAREXEL. “In addition, from this central location, we can provide responsive, timely delivery services to all EU destinations.”
The new European Coordination Hub and Distribution Center will be licensed to store Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs) and Non-Investigational Medicinal Products (N-IMPs). It will also offer secondary packaging, re-labeling, and compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) of medical devices and ambient, refrigerated and frozen medicinal products, including controlled substances. On-site Qualified Person (QP), Quality Control (QC) and production personnel will manage regulatory-compliance requirements. They will also streamline product import, receipt, storage, packaging and labeling, release, shipment, return and destruction timelines.
PAREXEL also is opening new full-service clinical trial supply depots in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. The facilities are part of PAREXEL’s growing global system of more than 50 owned or in-network depots and three regional distribution centers. They are designed to help ensure a seamless flow of materials and timely clinical site supply delivery around the world.
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About PAREXEL International
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. PAREXEL Informatics, Inc. provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 81 locations in 51 countries around the world, and has approximately 15,980 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.
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