The emerging advanced therapy industry is disrupting conventional supply chain models and poses significant challenges. Cellular material for autologous and allogeneic therapies must be shipped under stringent temperature controls within tight timelines, while assuring the chain of identity and chain of custody. Logistics personnel operating across the supply chain must understand the importance of timely and reliable deliveries to ensure patient safety and product effectiveness.

 

The Midlands-Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre have launched a short animated video on transporting advanced therapies. This resource was produced by NHS Blood and Transplant, in collaboration with World Courier, to give a general overview of the advanced therapy product pathway. The video is primarily aimed at logistics personnel including couriers, air freight staff and customs teams, but may be of interest for anyone requiring a brief introduction to the advanced therapy supply chain.

 

To view the video, please click this link:

https://www.theattcnetwork.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Transporting-Advanced-Therapies.mp4

 

Please do share feedback and examples of where this video is used by contacting ceri.roberts@nhsbt.nhs.uk.