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

CSI’s seamless comparator export to China

CSI’s flexible approach to global distribution ensured a large CRO's five-year and three-year studies across a total of 18 countries could proceed without delay

Global Device Distribution

How CSI has saved a leading global pharmaceutical company €1 million by sourcing pembrolizumab from the market at the best possible price

Delivering €1 million Savings for Pembrolizumab

How CSI supplied large quantities of ruxolitinib to a CRO’s ongoing Phase 3 oncology study involving 14 countries, nine depots and 67 site shipments

Global CRO Oncology Partnership

How the flexibility and initiative of CSI’s Quality team overcame challenges to ensure timely product supply for a partner’s ongoing clinical trial

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

How CSI used its scientific expertise at the protocol stage to provide flexibility in sourcing strategy and ensure high volumes of a single product were supplied on time to multiple countries

Delivering Comparators for a Global Allergy Study

How CSI’s regulatory guidance and robust sourcing solutions ensured the success of a global flu vaccine trial that could not afford to run behind schedule

Sourcing Flu Vaccines for a Global Trial

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

Rapid Oncology Study Supply

How CSI’s scientific insight delivered an agile sourcing model and substantial cost savings for a listed biotechnology company’s global trial

Streamlining Biotechnology Supply Chains

How CSI leveraged relationships with multiple manufacturers to urgently supply large quantities of a generic drug to a global Phase 3 trial

Overcoming Drug Shortages


A listed global Biotech approached CSI with the challenge of sourcing cetuximab with Certificate of Analysis (CoA) in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and Czech Republic for a European oncology trial. The product in question was scarce on the market at the time and the client had recently been let down by a competitor, so supply timelines were extremely tight – the first shipment was required in less than 8 weeks. To make matters more complex, a quota system had been introduced for the product in some markets, with suppliers receiving only a small quantity of the product as stock was needed to supply the local market.


CSI proved flexible in offering to start the work of sourcing and purchasing the product following receipt of email confirmation of the award of the study – before the client had even finalised the full scope of work and raised a purchase order – in order to condense timelines. We were then able to leverage our European supplier contacts to source the product very quickly and, within six days of the client’s original request, CSI had formed a comprehensive proposal for the client, including all costs for sourcing and distribution.


The Biotech was able to proceed with their oncology study in Europe without delay to its timelines. CSI received glowing feedback from the client for its work in supporting this trial and has since been awarded further business from them.

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Rescuing a Global Biotech's Oncology Study with Cetuximab

How CSI rescued an oncology trial when a competitor failed to deliver, despite an extremely tight deadline and scarce supply on the market


To source cetuximab with CoA in several European countries to rescue an oncology trial for a CRO who had been let down by a competitor


CSI proved its agility and flexibility, leveraging its supplier relationships and sourcing the product within six days of the client’s request


The CRO was able to proceed with their oncology study without delay and CSI has since been awarded further business from them

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