Aug 24, 2016: Aramex to provide a range of logistics services for Dubai based NewBridge Pharmaceuticals in the Middle East, Africa, Canada and the UK. Aramex will manage the logistics of patient samples across any clinics and hospitals from the Middle East to the US for advanced clinical testing.
NewBridge pharmaceuticals is a regional specialty company providing a one-stop-solution to pharmaceuticals, biological, genomics and other innovative healthcare companies.
The focus is on in-licensing and commercialising FDA and EMA/European approved innovative therapeutics and diagnostics that address unmet medical needs of diseases with high prevalence within the emerging markets of the Middle East & Africa region.
Aramex is also providing temperature controlled storage and transportation of medication for NewBridge from various distribution hubs in the UK and Canada to healthcare facilities within the Middle East and Africa.
Furthermore, Aramex is providing NewBridge with customs clearance, secondary packaging, labeling, vaulting and guarded transport services as part of the partnership.
Hussein Hachem, CEO of Aramex, said, “By working closely with NewBridge we are able to further penetrate the healthcare market, take advantage of the increased demand for logistics services in the pharmaceutical industry and better support people who require medicine and other pharmaceutical needs to be delivered to them effectively and efficiently.”
As the global healthcare market continues to develop, regulation and compliance for the transportation and storage of medicine is becoming more stringent.
This collaboration between Aramex and NewBridge is consequently filling a gap in the market by ensuring medicines, human specimens and other pharmaceutical goods are being securely, safely and efficiently transported throughout the region in line with local regulations.
In addition to having facility hubs based in the UK and Canada, Aramex plans to set up a third facility hub in the US soon, and will continue to handle the storage, transport and delivery of NewBridge’s medicine and other pharmaceutical goods.
Joe Henein , CEO of NewBridge Pharmaceuticals, said, “Aramex also has a well-recognised brand, stable business and a leadership position in the region, making them an ideal partner for us to extend our reach in the market. The credibility and quality of their services makes them the best-suited business partner for the services we provide. We remain committed to servicing the Middle East and Africa and this partnership will allow us to serve more businesses and consumers who need critical medical attention in the region.”