Today is ‘Thank you Thursday!”. As General Manager of our facility in South Africa, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to a number of people.
Insights South Africa
Firstly, I was very pleased to host our customer engagement event, Insights South Africa, at the Leriba Hotel & Conference center in Centurion, South Africa on 23rd August. Representatives from 19 pharmaceutical and biotech companies shared the day with us at our “Fit-for-Purpose clinical cold chain event.” We actively participated in best practice discussions on many hot topics pertinent to clinical research experts – cold chain supplies management and protecting product integrity; the importance of quality control and compliance; new packaging and labeling initiatives; importation hurdles and top tips on how to support clinical research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ngiyabonga, Dankie and Thank you to all those who joined us on this day!
New Licence- Secondary Packaging & Labeling for clinical trials
Secondly, the hosting of our Insights event coincided with recognition from the Medicines Control Council, that after auditing our purpose-built clinical trial secondary packaging and labeling facility, they have approved Fisher Clinical Services South Africa as the first regulatory licensed service provider to be able to perform dedicated secondary packaging and labeling for clinical trials in South Africa. This is a great accolade as it further positions our local team to support clinical research in this region. Thank you to our local team for their hard work and dedication in preparing our facility to receive this new licence!
Why South Africa?
South Africa has been a target country for multinational pharmaceutical and biotech companies in recent years. Its well established clinical research industry with a Medicines Control Council that operates to global standards, as well as its high patient population and mature investigator site staff, has led to an increase in clinical trials in the region. Serving as a gateway to Sub Saharan Africa, this large patient population is ideal for clinical trials studying bacterial and fungal diseases, cancers, immune system and respiratory tract diseases.
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