kits4life is a not-for-profit platform created to repurpose non-used clinical trial lab kits for humanitarian aid. Currently, research centers are required to destroy surplus lab kits and the cost of this burdensome activity is now being passed on to the study sponsors or absorbed by the research sites.
Interviews of site staff found they feel destroying lab kits is a “wasteful and meaningless” activity, and that the supplies should be repurposed to help those in need.
Though kits4life has the potential to remove the considerable burden and costs associated with destroying unused lab kits, these founding stakeholders share in a vision that these surplus medical supplies could now deliver life-saving aid to those in need throughout the world.
kits4life Advisory Council and Supporters
Deaconess Health System
Sanofi Espoir Foundation
Society for Clinical Research Sites
Clinical research sponsors and organizations provide the resources and expertise required to develop pilot and manage the kits4life program.
Accredited Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations (MSRO) ensure all donated supplies are managed and distributed in adherence to the MSA Code of Conduct and World Health Organization donation guidelines.