Central Laboratory Services
Global Services to Support Evolving Study Demands
LabConnect offers a full suite of innovative Central Laboratory Services that are designed to meet the unique needs of your clinical trial – of all sizes and complexity.
Tailored, Timely, and Flexible
Almost every clinical research project has a unique set of challenges.
LabConnect partners with you to ensure that your trial is supported as you need it–
quickly coordinating all laboratory-related needs and providing
end-to-end analytical and logistical solutions.
Our state-of-the-art in-house biorepository provides short-term and long-term secure storage for a variety of biospecimen types and storage temperatures. Storage conditions are constantly monitored, and chain of custody is captured for the duration of storage at LabConnect. A comprehensive biorepository plan is created for each project to ensure samples are readily available for testing for compliance, drug safety, or further clinical analysis.
The integrity of a sample is key to a successful clinical trial. LabConnect quickly develops and produces customized kits that meet the unique specifications you need to maintain your samples’ integrity, from traditional to the most complex clinical trials. Our tailored collection and shipping solutions maintain the desired conditions without fail.
As clinical protocols have become increasingly complex, the need for integrated clinical data management has become increasingly important for clinical trial success. LabConnect’s Data Management streamlines the handling of your clinical data, resulting in accurate, actionable, and timely evidence. Our flexible and robust global information management platform ensures the timely delivery of accurate data aligned to your unique specifications. LabConnect expertly manages complex laboratory datasets of all types and supports rapid data integration and analysis, saving you time and reducing errors. Our clinical data integration services streamline your clinical trials by managing all logistics of acquisition, programming, coding, cleaning, and conditioning a unified data set. By mapping and coordinating disparate data sources, standardizing formats, and merging data, LabConnect provides you with superior data consistency, accuracy, and usability. Our validation and quality control processes ensure data integrity and solutions that support your clinical trial requirements.
Sample processing is required in an ever-increasing number of trials. Balancing turnaround time (TAT) requirements with the need for processing consistency across global sites is an industry-wide challenge. With more locations around the world than any other central laboratory services provider, LabConnect is uniquely positioned to address this challenge. LabConnect’s Global Sample Processing Network (GSPN) is an industry-leading solution providing a comprehensive and highly qualified laboratory network to enable quick handling of your samples from site to processing lab while maintaining the necessary temperature controls to optimize sample viability. Employing standardized analyst qualification and real-time performance monitoring, LabConnect ensures consistency in processing throughout the network.
LabConnect’s Logistics Management team is dedicated to managing the day-to-day logistics operations of clinical kit shipments and samples. From early proposal stage to study set-up and throughout the life of the clinical study, our team of experts quickly coordinates end-to-end logistical solutions and proactively mitigates any logistics issues. LabConnect analyzes and optimizes the courier and level of service in order to maintain the integrity of each sample and support the success of your clinical trial.
LabConnect’s project managers are passionate about clinical research and dedicated to ensuring the success of your project. With a deep bench of skilled project managers supported by an industry experienced leadership team, our team provides unparalleled program oversight and support to meet the evolving study demands of traditional to increasingly complex clinical trials. Your LabConnect clinical trial project manager becomes an extension of your team and your central point of contact for our global services, quickly coordinating all laboratory needs and providing end-to-end analytical and logistical solutions. We understand that project requirements vary and partner with clients to develop a tailored resource plan for the project team as needed.
LabConnect’s Routine and Specialized Laboratory Network offers a broad range of testing and capabilities to support your research, from globally harmonized safety analysis to specialized biomarker and immunoassays. We provide assay development, assay transfer, and validation services, as well as global sample processing services for your study’s PBMC isolation and DNA/RNA extraction needs. Our global laboratory network gives you access to more points of service than any other central lab – reducing the travel distance of your samples from your investigator sites driving lower cost and operational efficiencies plus enhanced integrity for your sample. Our laboratory capabilities include Clinical Pathology, Biomarker Analysis, Pharmacogenomics, Anatomic Pathology, Molecular Diagnostics, Analytical Chemistry, Flow Cytometry, and Sample Processing.
Your samples represent the core of your clinical research. If you’ve ever wondered where your samples are or even when you’ll see your data, then you will appreciate the value of LabConnect’s sample tracking tool – SampleGISTICS™. This tool provides real-time sample tracking and dedicated tracking personnel for your next study.
SampleGISTICS™ provides logistical transparency for each individual sample— easily available right on your dashboard. Real-time tracking follows each specimen through its entire life cycle, from collection through logistics to receipt at any laboratory or storage location in the world.
Today’s complex biomarker and specialized testing with strict timelines and sample maintenance requirements leaves little room for error. Improved sample tracking reduces the time from collection to analysis and increases the security and integrity of your specimen throughout its lifespan. Efficient, advanced virtual accessioning technology and rapid query resolution also save you time and money.
A Global Network
Access to More Global Points of Service Than Any Other Central Lab
LabConnect is the industry leader with routine and specialized testing expertise in over 30 locations across 6 continents – including logistically challenged regions around the world. Reducing the travel distance of samples from investigator sites, drives operational efficiencies for our client partners and helps maintain the integrity of clinical trial samples.
LabConnect offers over 5,000 validated tests available across our global network, ensuring you have everything you need, from routine analysis to highly complex and specialized clinical trial support.
Our Mission. In Action.
Our client required a customized specimen identification label format to integrate with their own laboratory information systems. LabConnect developed and executed a solution to produce the required custom labels and flexibly integrated with the client’s laboratory information systems, resulting in timely advancement of the project.
Our client’s database lock deadline was at risk when a missing critical sample was found by their investigator site in their freezer. Over a weekend, LabConnect’s nimble team quickly arranged a specialized international logistics solution to meet the critical Monday deadline and keep the medicine development timeline on track.
Our client was concerned when collection kit expenses were higher than anticipated. Our team of experts collaborated with our client to devise a strategy for lab data collection and kits that reduced the project cost, resulting in a long-standing client partnership that has led to other awarded studies.
Our client was new to their company and did not have experience with clinical trials nor understand central laboratories. Our team of technical experts helped the client quickly ramp up their knowledge of industry terms, processes, and documents resulting in a trusted partnership and a drug development project on track for success.
When working with global clients where there are language differences, there can be communication challenges that often impact timelines when important information is lost in translation. LabConnect works closely and collaboratively with our client partners to overcome any language hurdles and ensure effective communication to keep a clinical trial moving forward.
A client partner required fast-track project launch. Our team was able to complete the setup in record time as well as deliver the kits sooner than our client expected. This accelerated the overall project timeline and helped the client successfully achieve their drug development milestones.