As the trend for cell and gene therapies are becoming a commercial reality with recent FDA approvals, Quick, part of the Kuehne + Nagel Group, has opened a Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) logistics facility in order to provide comprehensive logistics solutions and highest performance standards to support the life science community.
Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics, a subsidiary of the Switzerland headquartered Kuehne + Nagel Group, has a global footprint, serving the life science and healthcare community since 1981, providing 24/7 customized logistics and transportation solutions for time-and temperature-sensitive, mission-critical and life-saving needs.
Quick safely and quickly transports personalized medicine, human organs and tissue for transplant or research, blood, blood products, cord blood, bone marrow, medical devices and equipment, operating from their CGT Center of Excellence locations in Chicago, USA and London, UK.
Quick’s new 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art CGT Center of Excellence is located in Chicago, IL, with proximity to Chicago’s O’Hare airport. Designed for GDP (Good Distribution Practices) compliance, it has controlled room temperature in-transit storage and is a conditioning and storage facility for Credo units and nitrogen shippers, used for transport of CGT therapies.
Life science logistics specialists will provide clients with 24/7 customized solutions –from specially designed processes, pre-planning of routings, packaging procurement, conditioning and placement to regulatory compliance and temperature monitoring devices. Quick’s advanced IT solutions provide transparency, data integration, and real-time information.
“Quick’s investment in our new cutting edge CGT facility, recruitment of highly experienced logistics specialists and innovative technology solutions to synchronize the CGT supply chain reflects our commitment to support the life science community. We are proud to partner with pharmaceutical and biotech companies that are developing these exciting new therapies and provide them comprehensive logistics support,” – David Murphy, Executive Vice President, Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics