Parexel grows a global clinical distribution network with a new hub in Germany

GDP-compliant site includes storage, repackaging, kit assembly for EU trial sites

Adding to what it says are 50 depots or distribution centers for clinical trial materials (CTMs) in its network globally, Parexel (Boston) has opened the European Cooordination Hub and Distribution Center in Berlin-Schonefeld, Germany. It will service trials being conducted throughout Europe. “Our new European distribution center reflects a commitment to simplify the important end-to-end supply-management aspect of the drug-development journey,” said Mark Goldberg, president and COO of the company, in a statement.

The facility has 65,000 cu.m. of storage space, with capacity for medical devices and ambient, refrigerated and frozen medicinal products, including controlled substances. On-site Qualified Person (QP), Quality Control (QC) and production personnel will manage regulatory-compliance requirements. They will also streamline product import, receipt, storage, packaging and labeling, release, shipment, return and destruction timelines, says the company.

Parexel is a leading clinical research organization, operating in 51 countries. New CTM depots are also being opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina and São Paulo, Brazil.