Packaging & Storage

For more than 25 years, sponsors across the world have trusted their clinical trial storage and packaging needs to the experienced teams at Fisher Clinical Services.


Refined over decades with exclusive focus on clinical trials, large and small, Fisher Clinical Services offers a wide range of custom packaging and storage options to ensure the quality of study medicinal products and placebos by meeting sponsor needs for temperature, humidity, lighting, and other environmental controls.

With the industry’s largest capacity for storing investigational medical products, Fisher facilities are fully compliant with current Good Manufacturing Practices. Bulk supplies are properly stored and adequately secured until needed for packaging or distribution.

Control over product assets is provided by our global project management system, which tracks each step in the storage process. This active monitoring assures quality and reliability for the length of your clinical trial.

Primary Packaging

Packaging brings together our expertise in material science, industrial design and information technology to develop solutions that protect and properly identify study drugs during storage, distribution and use.

Fisher Clinical Services runs the world’s largest clinical packaging operation. Fully owned facilities supporting ambient and refrigerated packaging are strategically situated around the globe to accommodate local or regional sourcing needs. An integrated IT system links each packaging facility to give clients control of inventory through bar coding standards.

Assurance of quality comes from our long history of serving pharmaceutical companies with practical yet innovative packaging from design and printing to assembly.

Primary packaging operations take place in temperature and humidity monitored rooms where Fisher blistering lines offer:
• Coldform/Thermoform
• In-house tooling creation
• On-line printing
• In-process vision control systems
• Single and multi-pack capabilities

Primary packaging also benefits from automation that reduces cycle times and containment suites that handle potent or powder compounds with independent engineering resources.


Secondary Packaging

Secondary packaging begins with common materials such as paper, plastic, and corrugated fibers and ends with patient kits that contribute to the success of a clinical trial. Fisher packaging facilities handle a range of package types including child-resistant blister cards and bottles, vials, patches, syringes, inhalers and other devices.

Manual or automated assembly takes place in rooms with managed temperature requirements. Cold chain supplies are packed in refrigerated space while in-room refrigerators and freezers help meet requirements for biologics and other products requiring temperature controls.

Finally, secondary packaging involves the application of labels provided by Fisher’s Clintrak division. Clintrak designs single-panel and multi-panel labels, as well as 1-panel, 2-panel and 3-panel booklet labels. The division also provides label text translations, blinding and regulatory support.