Why Logistics Coordinators Are Vital To Cell And Gene Trial Success
By Tiziana Magnani
Many industries are borrowing from the fields of distribution and operations management to improve efficiency, and the CRO business is no exception. At Precision for Medicine, we have embraced this movement by introducing a new position called the Logistics Coordinator, who oversees and facilitates all logistics for sponsors’ cell and gene therapy trials.
The unique manufacturing process essential to the advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) that cell or gene therapy trials evaluate is custom-built for this new role. The process starts with patient or donor cell collection to produce the biological samples required for product manufacture and experimental analyses. Flawless coordination is crucial because any mishandling of samples can yield costly errors that may jeopardize product development and even the trial itself. The Logistics Coordinator’s close oversight of the chain of custody ensures Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance at every step of the process, including constant monitoring of storage conditions and tracking of shipments.
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