Current Edition


Logistics in Emerging Markets Column

Clinical research was traditionally carried out in the well-funded locations of North America, Western Europe and Australasia, but due to saturation and a lack of naive patients available and willing to take part in trials, companies are seeking new trial sites in emerging markets. Each of these countries represents challenges in logistics, ensuring temperature control, arranging customs clearance and regulatory release. Sue Lee of World Courier examines the many hazards of conducting clinical trials in emerging regions, including arranging shipping, gaining knowledge of local requirements, addressing packages, and airport storage.