Protocol to Patient- Managing Clinical Supplies in an Evolving Marketplace

Sponsored by: Almac

Focused on:

  • Strategy
  • Clinical
  • Trials
  • Supporting
  • Technologies

Date: 17 October


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

The path to successful Clinical Supply Chain Management

Clinical Trial sponsors are facing increased pressure to run trials more efficiently by incorporating adaptive trial design, supply pooling, and on-demand labelling strategies to increase supply flexibility and reduce cost. Additional complexities involving IMP (investigational medicinal product), comparators as well as the ever prevalent regulatory obstacles in emerging clinical trial regions has caused the need for a pragmatic and flexible approach to clinical trial supply chain management.

The growing demand for efficiencies and cost reduction within the clinical supply chain is matched by the expectation of a superior level of service from outsourced Supply Chain Management vendors who can offer:

• Budgetary management and cost containment
• Specialized expertise in navigating the complex and diverse import/export regulatory requirements of emerging clinical trial regions
• Fluid channels of communication between all stakeholders

Join Almac for a complimentary webinar focused on global clinical supply chain management strategies and supporting technologies. Utilising real life case studies, Almac will deliver an interactive webinar that will provide insight and solutions to the challenges associated with clinical supply chain management. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pose questions to the presenter panel, and share thoughts with individuals working within the clinical trial industry.

The key topics that will be covered are:
• Planning & Developing the Supply Chain
• Forecasting & Supply Strategies
• Packaging Design Considerations
• Protocol to Patient – Optimised Distribution

Register now to secure your place in this valuable knowledge sharing webinar.

Presented by

Richard Mullan,

Project Group Manager - Supply Chain Management

Richard graduated from Queens University Belfast with a BMedSc (Hons) in BioMedical Science and has over 15 years experience in the Pharmaceutical industry. Beginning his career in manufacture of Veterinary products, he subsequently moved to Clinical Research at Bio-Kinetic Europe and specialised in data management, protocol writing and project management of Phase I and IIa clinical trials. Since joining Almac in 2007 he has worked with Pharma and Biotech companies to manage supply chains across the full range of sponsors and trial designs.

Martin Mc Glone,

Project Group Manager - Supply Chain Management

Martin holds a Masters degree in Biomedical Science from University of Ulster and has over 10 years experience in the Pharmaceutical industry. Martin joined Almac in 2005 and has become a key figure in leading Almac’s dedicated Supply Chain Management Team.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand the critical path and efficiencies gained from proactive clinical supply chain management.
  • Learn key benefits of forecasting and supply strategies to ensure cost and time savings within the supply chain.
  • Gain insight into proficient packaging design considerations to maintain compliance and flexibility.
  • Understand the importance of a balanced distribution strategy and network design.


  • Clinical Trial Supply Managers
  • Head of Clinical Development
  • Clinical Supply Project Management
  • Clinical Development Project Management
  • Clinical Logistics/Distribution Management Personnel
  • Head of Clinical Outsourcing
  • Clinical Research Organizations