AIT Worldwide Logistics introduces Critical Solutions Group dedicated to personalized cell and gene therapy deliveries

Published on: Jul 20, 2023

AIT introduces Critical Solutions Group

New team delivers patients’ cells to the right place at the right time, right temperature

ITASCA, IL (July 20, 2023) – AIT Worldwide Logistics is proud to announce the launch of its new Critical Solutions Group, a team of deeply experienced industry professionals dedicated to providing ultra-reliable, personalized logistics solutions for life-saving therapies under the strictest possible quality standards.

The Critical Solutions Group collaborates with customers to develop individualized, stringent shipment plans for life-saving therapies, including cell and gene therapies (CGT), autologous vaccines, CAR T-cell and TCR therapies, and patient samples.

“AIT made a significant investment to launch the Critical Solutions Group – we have assembled the most experienced team in the CGT industry and expanded our first-class quality program to create pressure-tested quality standards that meet the extraordinary requirements of these highly individualized deliveries,” said AIT’s Executive Vice President, Life Sciences, Chris Amberg.

“The team provides 24/7 global coverage every single day of the year and they are fully prepared to pass our customers' most extensive audits. Everything they do is for the patients they're serving,” he added. 

The dedicated Critical Solutions Group’s subject matter experts leverage their combined 100-plus years of specialized life-saving logistics experience, including direct-to-patient and direct-to-facility deliveries to locations around the world, in support of customers developing cutting-edge personalized therapies.

“From research all the way through to commercialization, our team provides both start-up and established biotech companies with expert consultation and fully customized logistics solutions,” said AIT’s Vice President, Critical Solutions Group, Dave Murphy. “Our customers know they can count on our industry-leading quality protocols to ensure the highest levels of safety, risk management and integrity for their life-saving therapies.”

Every shipment the Critical Solutions Group manages includes its own comprehensive route planner and 24/7/365 consultative customer care, as well as the peace of mind that comes with AIT’s good distribution practices certification and best-in-class quality assurance program. Smart asset data tracking, temperature-controlled packaging and monitoring are available, together with assured chain of custody and chain of identity management. 

Murphy added that AIT’s global network of core carriers managed by more than 110 locations gives the Critical Solutions Group the flexibility to support customers anywhere in the world via AIT’s air charter, next flight out, on-board courier and dedicated truck services. 


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