The facility - in Buenos Aires – is a 3,400 sqm facility designed to cater for GxP and ICH compliant storage for candidate drugs being examined in trials in Argentina and beyond. The unit is currently undergoing final audits and customer visits.
World Courier’s global executive director of clinical trial supply chain services (CTSCS) Carlos Jankowski said the decision to expand the site – which is four times the size of the original facility World Courier set up in 2005 – was taken in response market developments.
“Customer demand for clinical trial storage in Argentina and throughout Latin America continues to remain very strong.”
The expansion means that World Courier’s South American network now covers Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
The opening of the new facility will follow just a few months after key World Courier Rival – Marken – opened its own Buenos Aires unit.
Competition between the two logistics services firms have been hotting over the last few months after Marken set out to expand its offering and – according to CEO Wes Wheeler – “transform from a premium courier to a full service supply chain services company.”
Neither World Courier nor its soon to be owner AmeriSourceBergen responded to Outsourcing-pharma.com’s request for additional comment ahead of publication.