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Export of expensive comparators from Europe to China with first leg documents and streamlined approach

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Delivering €1 million Savings for Pembrolizumab

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Global CRO Oncology Partnership

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A Quality Solution to Clinical Trial Supply

How CSI delivered mission impossible: sourcing specific tested batches of an expensive oncology product from several European markets

Oncology Product Batch Hunting

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Sourcing Flu Vaccines for a Global Trial

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Streamlining Biotechnology Supply Chains

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Overcoming Drug Shortages


CSI was tasked by one of its CRO partners with sourcing 400 packs of aflibercept from the open market within a tight deadline of two-to-three weeks. A strict expiry date for the product was specified by the client, and the challenge was greater than usual as the order was placed during the Christmas period, which meant warehouse closures and delayed response times from suppliers. To make matters more complex, the client requested a change in quantities after the initial order, resulting in split deliveries that risked further extending the timescale.


Despite these obstacles, CSI successfully leveraged its relationship with a local vendor to secure the required quantity of the specified cancer medication. Effective communication and coordination between CSI, the client, the vendor and CSI’s warehouse were key during the disrupted holiday period and ensured smooth delivery and completion of quality control checks.


The required quantity of aflibercept was successfully delivered to CSI’s warehouse for immediate distribution to hospitals. True to our promise that no patient would be turned away for lack of medication, the oncology product was delivered within the specified timeframe to several hospitals in the United States.

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Rapid Oncology Study Supply

How CSI leveraged its vendor and warehouse networks to supply aflibercept for a leading CRO’s oncology study within a tight deadline


To source 400 packs of aflibercept from the open market for a CRO’s oncology trial – within a tight deadline and during a holiday period


Effective communication and coordination between CSI, the client, a local vendor and CSI’s warehouse ensured smooth delivery


The required quantity of cancer medication was successfully delivered to CSI’s warehouse for immediate distribution to hospitals

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