Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Patient’s Specimen.
Whether you need Navigate BioPharma to provide full logistics services for your trial or coordinate with another vendor, our dedicated logistic experts track your patient samples from the initial pick-up until its final delivery. We offer a premium service of worldwide specimen management and tracking. We are always on call to ensure those precious specimens arrive safely and on time.
Navigate BioPharma currently receives samples from nearly 50 countries around the world (over 2,000 international study sites!), and our reach is continuously expanding. Our global logistics network includes distribution depots across the globe and partner laboratories in Europe (Netherlands), Australia and Asia (China). Our team efficiently manages all documentation and tracking of incoming specimens in order to meet regulatory requirements, anticipate problems and implement solutions.
To ensure your valuable specimens arrive on time, every time, we provide support for:
Custom test requisition forms and detailed specimen collection instructions
Clinical trial kit design for both fresh and archival specimens
Clinical trial kit validation for a range of temperature conditions (using dry ice and/or an innovative dry vapor liquid nitrogen shipping solution)
Timely sample shipping and receipt (the average in-transit time from courier pick-up to arrival at our lab is less than 48 hours for most countries)
We have broad experience with the handling of tissue, bone marrow, blood, PBMC, cell pellet and DNA/RNA specimens. We accession each specimen into our validated, 21CFR Part 11 compliant laboratory information management system (LIMS) and fully track the parent-child specimen hierarchy. We also maintain end-to-end specimen custody by tracking each specimen until laboratory analysis is completed. For specimen archiving we offer long-term storage for DNA/RNA samples, tissue blocks, and slides, with full tracking. Specimens can be returned to study sites or shipped to another laboratory quickly and with proper documentation per your request.