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  August 25th, 2016 | Written by

Quick Expands Global Healthcare Logistics Services

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  • Cold chain transport for personalized medicine.
  • Quick logistics partners with biotech companies.
  • Autologous vaccines are less stable than other drugs, making greater speed.

Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics has expanded its specialized domestic and international personalized medicine logistics capabilities to meet the changing needs of the life science and healthcare communities.

The adoption and practice of personalized medicine and biologics continues to extend its reach to all stages of patient care and fields of medicine and include autologous vaccines, which are created from a patient’s own cells and may control or cure various cancers.

These types of drugs can be less stable than others, making both speed and maintaining proper temperature critical throughout the entire transportation process.

Individual patient specimens must be quickly transported to laboratories or contract manufacturing organizations where the personalized vaccines are created, and then sent back from the manufacturing site to a medical clinic or hospital where the patient is infused.

Quick’s healthcare logistics division provides precise cold chain and individual handling throughout the supply chain to ensure drug integrity and patient safety.

The company’s service capabilities include temperature-controlled logistics for all temperature ranges with the ability to meet the critical transit times required to maintain the viability of cell and gene based therapies. The company provides temperature-controlled packaging from -196°C to 2-8°C to 15-25°C, including LN2 dry shippers and conditioned vacuum insulated packaging on a global basis. Next flight out, hand-carry, and air charter options allowing Quick to adhere to the tight transit time requirements for personalized medicine. Pre-qualified routing and real-time GPS tracking head off the potential for delays.

Quick has access to in-transit storage cold rooms that utilize Good Distribution Practices principles as well as to temperature controlled vehicles to maintain required temperatures. The company’s chain of custody practices ensure individual handling of each patient specimen and drug therapy, providing highest security and product integrity.

“Immunotherapy drugs are one of the most exciting discoveries in the life science industry,” said Dave Murphy, Quick’s executive vice president for life sciences. “These personalized drugs offer the ability to harness and energize a patient’s immune system to fight cancer with little or no adverse side effects. Quick is proud to be partnering with many of the innovative healthcare and biotech companies who take aim every day to erase cancer in our life time.”