SafeLab & Logistics - Professional clinical trials for emerging markets

SafeLab & Logistics is a logistics management company offering specialised services for the Brazilian pharmaceutical industry. With end-to-end logistic solutions, including the transportation and storage of pharmaceutical products, the company has built its success around the guiding tenets of respect, sustainability and innovation.

Logistics management is vital to the pharmaceutical industry, with study drugs, clinical supplies and biological substances requiring careful handling to ensure they remain intact and safe to use. For this reason, pharmaceutical companies benefit greatly from services that are customised according to their individual needs.

SafeLab & Logistics is one of the most respected logistics solutions companies operating in Brazil. SafeLab was founded in 2002 and is a member of the CSW Group, which has over 20 years' experience in the courier express sector. It combines the logistics know-how of its parent company with a finely honed focus on clinical trials.

SafeLab's services have been carefully developed to fulfil the needs of central labs, hospitals and other companies that develop clinical studies. Specifically, it concentrates on the storage and distribution of study drugs, health products and clinical trial supplies. It also transports biological material samples throughout Brazil across a network of more than 50 cities.

The right stuff

SafeLab's guiding tenets are respect, sustainability and innovation. Underlying every relationship with its collaborators and clients is a focus on ethics and transparency . SafeLab aims to do the right thing, in the right way, at the right time.

"Safety and legal compliance are assured, and clients also benefit from an on-demand service on weekends or after hours."

These principles apply across all areas of the company's operations. The first of these is the specialised transportation of biological samples, including diagnostic specimens (UN3373) and infectious substances affecting humans (UN2814). Each material is packaged appropriately, and comes supplied with dry ice and gel packs, when applicable.

With highly skilled professional staff and nationwide pick-ups and deliveries, SafeLab offers automatic proof of delivery and strong regulatory support. From the moment a product is picked up until its final delivery into the hands of the consignee, the process is monitored rigorously, with satellite tracking and a risk management system incorporated into the vehicle fleet. Safety and legal compliance are assured, and clients also benefit from an on-demand service at weekends or after hours.

The same standards apply to the transportation of study drugs or clinical supplies. With ambient (15-25°C), refrigerated (2-8°C) or frozen (-70°C) shipments, SafeLab takes the cold chain management process extremely seriously and uses data loggers to monitor the product's temperature and ensure it remains within its optimal range.

Storage and safety

Transportation is just one part of the logistics process; SafeLab also provides clients with intelligent storage solutions. The company closely monitors all products, controlling variables such as temperature and providing a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year safety system with cameras, and smoke and motion detectors. Products are painstakingly stored . personnel are issued with individual passwords monitoring their entrance and exit to the storage area.

Each product's information is submitted into a computerised inventory, including the expiry date. SafeLab also offers reverse logistics by incinerating obsolete materials and issuing a destruction certificate. All equipment is calibrated and the storage areas are validated.

A quality approach

At the heart of all its operations lies a focus on sustainability. As evidence of its commitment, professionalism and focus on quality standards, SafeLab is ISO-certified for 9001 Quality Assurance system standards.

The company is convinced that believing in the future is equal to investing in the present, and each day it seeks new ways of protecting the environment, society and the community. Working in collaboration with clients, partners and suppliers, SafeLab knows that simple actions will produce effective results.

Truly a logistics management company for the 21st century, SafeLab is fully equipped to meet the needs of the Brazilian clinical trials market.

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