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Specimen Transport and Logistics

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

Discovery Life Sciences understands the importance of sample management, archiving, storage, and shipping of samples. We recognize that the US FDA is focusing more and more on supply chain control and tracking, especially with regard 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. Including collection kits with unique bar-coded patient ID labels and ensuring sufficient supply levels 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 US DOT Hazmat regulations.

In addition, we provide standard operating procedures to each clinical site to ensure complete and proper handling, packaging, and delivery of the specimens. We monitor long-term biological specimen storage continuously at all clinical sites 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.