LabConnect to Showcase Innovative Ambient Sample Shipping System at DIA
SEATTLE -- June 18, 2013
Logistics can be one of the most complex aspects of successful clinical trials
because samples shipped from study sites for testing at a central laboratory
may come with very limited temperature range requirements. LabConnect, an
innovative provider of central laboratory solutions, will be demonstrating how
its Snuggy Clinical Kit, an ambient specimen shipping system, reduces weight
and logistical costs and saves investigative sites valuable time and storage
space at the Drug Information Association (DIA) annual meeting.
“Logistics can account for as much as 40 percent of the total cost of a
clinical trial, and large bulky shippers are a huge irritant to sites,” said
LabConnect President and CEO Eric Hayashi. “Validated cold-chain solutions are
expensive, so controlled ambient shipping solutions like the Snuggy Clinical
Kit are becoming increasingly important in PBMC and other analyses where high
cellular viability and yields are critical.”
The Snuggy Clinical Kit was initially custom-designed for a two-year clinical
study of progressive multiple sclerosis.
“We set out to develop a compact shipping system to save sites space and save
our clients money while maintaining the test tubes within a very limited
target temperature range,” Hayashi said. In multiple tests exposing the Snuggy
Clinical Kit to extreme heat and cold, temperature variability remained well
within the client’s requirements.
“When our custom kits are combined with our vast network of local laboratories
around the world, shipping distances are reduced; therefore, significant
savings in logistics are possible,” Hayashi said.
In addition to custom kit-building, LabConnect’s services to the
biopharmaceutical industry include routine and specialized testing, biostorage
and scientific operations support services utilizing advanced data management
and reporting systems. To see a demonstration of the Snuggy Clinical Kit, an
ambient specimen shipping system, visit LabConnect in booth #616 at DIA.
About LabConnect, LLC
Privately held LabConnect, LLC, provides global central laboratory testing
services to the biopharmaceutical industry to support drug development
programs around the world. LabConnect’s capabilities include a full range of
routine and specialized testing, sample tracking, custom clinical kits,
biostorage and scientific operations support services. LabConnect is committed
to exceptional customer service, superior value and innovative data management
and reporting systems.
Eric Hayashi, 206-322-4680
Lea Studer, 308-237-5567
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