Clinical Trial Packaging Needs
Alcan Global Pharmaceutical Packaging—Contract Packaging and Specialty Cartons (Bethlehem, PA) is most frequently called on for clinical trial packaging by those larger pharmaceutical companies that have in-house infrastructure for handling other aspects of clinical trial management, says Daryl Madeira, director of marketing.
“These drug firms will often look to us for the drug packaging component, which we then ship back to them to support their trials. This puts a demand on us for flexibility for producing highly uniform drug and placebo packages, in short runs. We have dedicated suites geared for quick turnaround of these orders,” Madeira says.
“The smaller entrepreneurial drug firms that are virtual in many aspects may be more likely to turn to the full-services clinical trials management providers for the packaging. But we do also see these types of firms needing contract packaging of their clinical trial as part of a broader clinical trial sourcing strategy,” he adds.