Avantor Clinical Services are well known for the comprehensive kitting solutions we supply to leading research organizations around the world. We are an end-to-end solutions partner to our clients – covering every aspect of clinical trial kitting and supply, leaving our clients free to concentrate on vital clinical research. That’s why we support our core kitting provision with additional General Healthcare products and services including package testing and development and hazardous materials training that many of our customers value. We are a trusted industry supplier of specialized specimen collection and transport products - including sample-specific and customizable test-specific collection kits. Our services cover bespoke scalable kitting solutions, production and delivery, quality and compliance assurance, secure online ordering, and distribution and warehousing. We help our customers to meet their objectives quicker and at a lower cost.
GENERAL HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS
Avantor is a trusted supplier of specialized products such as sample-specific (blood, stool, tissue, and urine) and customizable test-specific collection kits. Certified temperature controlled specimen shipping systems that maintain the integrity of specimens during transport are key to our product mix in addition to a wide range of medical courier supplies and reusable transport totes.
Our specialized products are used by:
- Hospital Labs
- Medical Centers
- Reference Laboratories
- Pathology Laboratories
- Drugs of Abuse Testing Labs
- Medical Courier Companies
- Life Science and Pharma Companies
- Laboratory Distributors
PACKAGE TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT
Avantor specifies and despatches thousands of kitting items to clinical trial sites around the world daily – and we extend our expertise in shipping to clients through our Package Testing and Development Service.
We can develop, test and certify a wide range of packaging to meet the needs of specific materials and the research they support. Specifications we can cover include (but are not limited to) temperature-controlled packaging, e.g. as 2-8°C, dry ice, insulated ambient or other custom needs.
Whatever the requirements, we first develop the appropriate packaging, and then validate each item in environmental test chambers that reflect the shipping environments they are likely to encounter. We document test results in a report that demonstrates how the packaging solution meets industry standards for procedure, calibrations and practices.
Ensures that your packages will meet applicable domestic (U.S. Department of Transportation) and International Air Transport Association (IATA, ICAO) performance regulations for shipping hazardous materials via air and ground transportation. Our Hazardous Packaging team evaluates your specimens and/or chemicals to see that your packages meet regulatory shipping needs.
- Evaluation services performed in a registered U.S. Department of Transportation test facility.
- Drop testing
- 95 kPa pressure differential testing for air transport
- Stack testing
- Packages we supply meet Biological Substance, Category B, Infectious Substances, Excepted Quantity, Limited Quantity and full Hazmat criteria.
We also design and develop a wide range of packaging to meet specific needs for the transportation of unregulated materials that need to arrive safely and in one piece. Contact our team for more details.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRAINING
At Avantor, we like to share our expertise with customers, and that’s why we created and run our widely adopted web-based training and certification program, covering the regulations that govern the handling and shipping of medical and other critical industry substances.
WHAT THE COURSE COVERS?
Every participant receives training and certification in the requirements of these leading regulatory agencies:
- U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- International Air Transport Association (IATA)
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE AND WHY?
Anyone involved in preparing hazardous materials for shipping within the biopharmaceutical industries. Mandatory re-training required every two years. All students successfully taking the training receive a “Certificate of Completion” that meets the requirements of the regulatory agencies.