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Logistics – The vital connection in running clinical trials

At Cerba Research, we oversee shipments from over 3,000 locations and 75 countries with over 800,000 kits distributed annually and 99% ontime delivery. 

Cerba Research has over 35 years of experience handling complex logistical trials. Our strong logistics infrastructure is key to the swift and safe transportation of fragile viruses and PBMC (Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell) samples from the patient to the laboratory . Thanks to these years of expertise, even the most remote sites can be serviced within 24-48 hours, and with offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Africa, we can provide our clients with the shortest turnaround of shipments. Our service portfolio is integrated through all phases of the clinical trial process, including:

  • Preparation of sampling kits
    • On-site sample handling instructions
    • Courier transport
    • Sample tracking and tracing
  • Contingency planning
    • Management of sample process labs
    • Post-study sample storage
    • Sample destruction
    • Sample retrieval and distribution to referral labs
    • Daily data management globally
    • Training of investigator sites
    • An established global network of 41 processing laboratories

We offer an efficient logistical network all over the globe with more than 41 pre-processing labs, eight office locations, technical platforms and more than 20 partner labs, as well as contracts with leading clinical trial couriers and in-house drivers in specific areas such as South Africa.

Services

• Sample and test kit design, production, and distribution
• Customized global cold chain design and distribution including specialized sample logistics
• Global processing laboratory networks
• Specialty logistics and processing solutions
• And many other tailor-made supply chain services

Reducing time & cost, increasing sample integrity

Our network of pre-processing laboratories adds extra value to reduce time and transport costs and minimizes the risk to sample integrity: 

• Processing samples allows us to generate primary and backup aliquots, minimizing the risk of losing whole samples
• Stabilizing samples within 8-48 hours after sample collection
• Sampling kits are fully compliant with International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations

Our Logistics Excellence Solutions

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Quebec, Canada

Schaijk, The Netherlands

Rijswijk, The Netherlands

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Durban, South Africa

Genetics/NGS, Flow Cytometry, Histopathology/IHC, Safety testing, mycobacterium tuberculosis lab

Cape Town, South Africa

Genetics/NGS, Flow Cytometry, Histopathology/IHC, Safety testing, mycobacterium tuberculosis lab

Russia 2

Russia 1

Ukraine

Turkey

Israel

Middle East 1

East Africa 6

East Africa 5

East Africa 4

East Africa 3

East Africa 2

East Africa 1

West Africa 4

West Africa 3

West Africa 2

West Africa 1

South Africa 8

South Africa 7

South Africa 6

South Africa 5

South Africa 4

South Africa 3

South Africa 2

The Netherlands

France 2

Costa Rica

Panama

Colombia

Peru

Brazil

Argentina

Chile

India 2

India 1

Australia 2

Singapore 2

Singapore 1

South Korea

China 3

China 2

Japan 2

USA 4

USA 3

Mexico 3

Mexico 2

Mexico 1

USA 2

New York 2

Spain

UK

Rotterdam & Rijswijk, The Netherlands

BSL3, Pre-clinical, Molecular Biology, Genetics/NGS, Pathology, Virology

Ghent

Routine, Molecular Biology, Bioanalytical Lab, Flow Cytometry, Microbiology

Paris, France

Genetics /NGS, Molecular Biology, IVD, Flow Cytometry, Histopathology/IHC, Virology, Microbiology, Preclinical, Biorepository.

Montpellier, France

Genetics /NGS, Molecular Biology, IVD, Flow Cytometry, Histopathology/IHC, Virology, Microbiology, Preclinical, Biorepository.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Routine, Genetics/NGS, Molecular  Biology, Flow Cytometry, Histopathology/IHC, Virology, Microbiology, BSL3, Biorepository

Sydney, Australia

Routine, Molecular Biology, Flow Cytometry, Virology

New York, USA

Routine, Genetics/NGS, Molecular Biology, Flow Cytometry, Bioanalytical Lab/PK, Histopathology/IHC

Tokyo, Japan

Genetics/NGS, Molecular Biology, Flow Cytometry, Histopathology/IHC

Taipei City, Taipei

Routine, Genetics/NGS, Flow Cytometry, Histopathology/IHC Lab/PK

Shanghai, China

Routine, Genetics/NGS, Molecular Biology, Flow Cytometry, Bioanalytical Lab/PK, Histopathology/IHC

Research & Partner labs

Pre-Processing labs

Office locations and Technical Platforms

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