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Specimen Transport and Logistics

Discovery Life Sciences, Specimen Transport and LogisticsU.S. DOT HAZMAT (6.2) and IATA Compliance.

At Discovery Life Sciences, we understand the importance of sample management, archiving, storage and shipping of samples for our clients. We recognize that the U.S. FDA is focusing more and more on supply chain control and tracking, especially with regards to temperature. Our sample processing laboratory is equipped with secure storage facilities, continuous alarm and temperature monitoring, and CO2 and generator back-up in the event of power disruption. We can also prepare, organize and manage the delivery of clinical trial supplies. This includes collection kits with unique bar-coded patient ID labels and ensuring that sufficient supplies are on hand throughout the study. Please see our DiscoveryTrak product feature for more information.

Biological research materials shipped domestically and internationally (import and export) are subject to a number of local, state, federal and international regulations. All infectious and non-infectious human biological-based materials are packaged and handled by IATA trained and certified individuals using project specific packaging, labeling, marking and documentation. When required, all packaging supplies comply with UN regulation 6.2. and U.S. DOT Hazmat regulations.

In addition, SOP’s are provided to each clinical site to ensure complete and proper handling, packaging and delivery of the specimens. Continual monitoring of long-term biological specimen storage is provided at all clinical sites and available under the following conditions:

  • Ambient or Cold Packed
  • Refrigerated (2°C to 8°C)
  • Frozen/Ultra-Low (-20°C to -80°C)
  • Cryopreserved (-196°C)
  • We have the ability to ship whole-blood orders within 24 hours of collection.