CTS Host Successful Global Clinical Trial Distribution Workshops In The US

April 25, 2006

CTS hosted several non-proprietary workshops for clients concentrating on global distribution of clinical trial materials. The workshops ran during 6-10th March (covering San Francisco, San Diego and Chicago) and 27th-31st March (Durham NC, Audubon and Boston).

The objectives of the workshops were to allow clients access to various different “experts” across all the inter-related functions involved with Global IMP distribution. Subjects covered included an overview of cold chain distribution, shipping of controlled materials, use of distribution depots, hazardous goods, the perspective from the Qualified Person and how best to leverage links with IVRS systems.

Each workshop lasted a full day and consisted of presentations on each subject area, question and answer sessions with work through examples/case studies. This enabled clients to learn from the experience from within CTS and also from their industry peers, therefore adding to each individual’s knowledge of IMP distribution and the various pitfalls within the process.

A total number of 151 delegates attended the workshops over the two-week duration and this represented 64 different Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies that have benefited from the knowledge sharing with CTS.

This has been a very successful and rewarding event for all those involved, for both organizers and participants, so congratulations to everyone that played a part in the success.

About CTS and Almac Sciences

CTS is a globally positioned company focused on provision of solutions for clinical trial supplies, with sites based in Craigavon (UK), Audubon (PA, USA) and Durham (NC). CTS enables client companies to meet their trial start dates by leveraging of experienced staff and flexibility with robust quality systems. Services provided by CTS include blinding, packaging, labeling, global distribution, QP release, analytical testing, drug supply management and online randomisation via the WEBEZ system.

Almac Sciences and its affiliated companies (CSS (Chemical Synthesis Services), CTS (Clinical Trial Services), ICTI (Interactive Clinical Technologies Incorporated), PDMS (Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Services) and Almac Diagnostic Services) provide a broad range of services across drug discovery, diagnostics, pharmaceutical research and development, manufacture of API, clinical trials and drug product manufacture. US operations are based in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California. European operations are headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations in London and Edinburgh.

Contact Information:

Jonathan Calderwood

CTS Global Marketing Manager

+44 28 38 363857

jonathan.calderwood@cts-almac.com

www.cts-almac.com

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