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Comprehensive Central Laboratory Services

Comprehensive Central Laboratory Services

WuXi AppTec’s Central Laboratory provides laboratory services that closely connect sponsors, industries, clinical sites and testing labs that support Phase I-IV clinical studies in the global pharmaceutical industry. From analytical method development and validation to sample collection, analysis and data reporting, our experienced professionals collaborate with your team to optimize synergies and efficiencies that produce reliable data and reduce the risk of delays. Our state-of-the-art global facilities are located in Plainsboro, NJ and Shanghai, China.

Dedicated Project Management

Every project is unique and usually involves many stakeholders, so we assign each a dedicated Project Manager (PM). As your primary point of contact, an experienced PM will develop a thorough understanding of your study’s challenges and goals to help deliver tailored and responsive support.

Customized Laboratory Manual and Kits

Biological sample and patient data integrity are critical. That is why all project personnel train on a manual made specifically for your project that details the materials, protocols, and guidance for proper sample collection, handling, and shipping. Also, each project includes exclusive collection kits with a customized requisition form, pre-labeled vials and collection and storage supplies.

  • Custom-designed for each study
  • Specific to site and visits
  • Pre-populated with site address
  • Site personnel simply completes the patient information in the prompts provided

Reliable Sample and Data Management

From sample receipt to testing, sample life-cycle management ensures the integrity of samples. Clinical trials create large volumes of data. Using a world-class laboratory information management system with strict quality control procedures, including a robust backup system, our Central Laboratory ensures the security and integrity of your data.

Sample Life Cycle Management:

Robust Clinical Safety Testing

WuXi AppTec’s Central Laboratory can help you monitor the safety of your investigational product by analyzing samples for biological and pathological markers, drug functionality and potential adverse effects. It can also help you determine the participation criteria for patient populations in a clinical study.

Global Logistics Capabilities

When conducting country-specific studies, enjoy an industry-leading turnaround time and have confidence in the integrity of your samples with WuXi AppTec’s global logistics program. Our consolidated network with standardized services features 24 hours or less delivery within North America and 48 hours or less globally with a record of greater than 98% on-time delivery worldwide.

High Quality Standards

WuXi AppTec’s Central Laboratory employs highly trained expert personnel and complies with regulations that safeguard the accuracy and reproducibility of your data.

Central Laboratory Services FAQ

What are Central Laboratory services?

In clinical trials for new drugs and other therapeutic interventions, a Central Laboratory is the operational hub. It connects the sponsor, industry, clinical sites and testing labs. It provides the necessary materials, protocols, and guidance for proper sample collection, handling, and shipping that safeguard the integrity of all biological samples. A Central Laboratory is also responsible for sample testing and analyzing, reporting, and archiving the data generated, which is vital to the regulatory approval process.

What is the benefit of using Central Laboratory services?

A Central Laboratory eliminates the need to work with multiple vendors, giving you more time to focus on other priorities. Also, bundled services and access to expert resources, plus the synergies and efficiencies that result from working with a single point of contact, often result in financial savings.

When do I need Central Laboratory services?

A Central Laboratory should be engaged before initiating your Phase I-IV clinical studies. While individual services may be an option, the complexity of most clinical trials typically necessitates a comprehensive partnership. For example, it’s a considerable challenge to coordinate the collection, tracking and storage of potentially hundreds – even thousands – of samples from many different sites from many countries, let alone processing, analyzing, reporting, and archiving the results.

How do Central Laboratory services aid regulatory submission?

A Central Laboratory usually helps a client collect and analyze samples and to report and archive the data used in a submission for an Investigational New Drug (IND), Clinical Trial Application (CTA), New Drug Application (NDA) and/or Biologics License Application (BLA). Project personnel may also guide study design, execution and reporting.

What services are typically included in Central Laboratory services?

Material and Sample Management

  • Kit material management
  • Sample collection kits assembly
  • Sample management
  • Sample storage

Project Management

  • Lab manual
  • Site training
  • Logistic and global shipping management
  • Country specific import & export support
  • Regional regulatory support for Customs clearance

Lab Testing

  • Standardized Diagnostic/Safety/Specialized testing
  • Fast turn-around and reliable data and reports
  • Regulatory inspection support

How can we help?

Find out how our Central Laboratory Services can help your clinical studies.