Comprehensive Central Laboratory Services

Comprehensive Central Laboratory Services

WuXi AppTec’s Central Laboratory supports 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.

Roles of a Central Lab – Sample Management and Everything in Between

Dedicated Project Management

Every project is unique and usually involves many stakeholders, so we assign each a dedicated project manager. As your primary point of contact, an experienced leader 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 Data Management

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

Robust Clinical Safety Testing

WuXi AppTec’s Central Laboratory can help you monitor the safety of your investigational product by analyzing samples for toxicity markers, immunogenicity, and other 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.

Multiple Region Clinical Trial (MRCT) Sample and Supply Management Key Points

Global Support

Whether your study is in one country or several, the regulatory requirements can be overwhelming. WuXi AppTec’s Central Laboratory is CLIA-licensed. Our team of experts can help you navigate whatever challenges your regulatory landscape demands.

Complete Quality Control

WuXi AppTec’s CLIA-licensed Central Laboratory employs highly trained expert personnel and world-class policies and procedures 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 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 collecting, analyzing, reporting and archiving the data generated, which is vital to the regulatory approval process.

What is the benefit of using Central Laboratory services?

Think of it as “one-stop shopping.” 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 can be used at any point in 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, 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, analyze, 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 provide guidance on study design, execution and reporting.

What services are typically included in Central Laboratory services?

  • Project management
  • Sample management
  • Data management
  • Lab manuals and kits
  • Logistics

How can we help?

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