Kits4Life is a cross-sector initiative, developed by the clinical research community, to repurpose clinical trial supplies, lab kits, and equipment to close the healthcare gap worldwide.
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SPONSORS & LABS
Research Sites no longer need to breakdown surplus lab kits saving hundreds of staff hours. Pharma Sponsors and Labs provided the means to donate their surplus medical supplies, and reduce costs associated with the destruction of un-used lab kits.
Accredited Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations ensure all donated supplies are processed according to World Health Organization guidelines.
Lab kits and supplies donated and shipped via Kits4Life reach recipient aid organizations thru accredited Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations (MSROs), which ensure the supplies are used for health care in low resource settings, diagnostic labs, medical training programs, and animal shelters.
Kits4Life is a not-for-profit platform created to repurpose non-used clinical trial lab kits for humanitarian aid. Research centers are currently required to destroy surplus lab kits, which they estimate can take up to four hours at the end of each trial. This burdensome cost is now passed on to the study sponsors or absorbed by the research sites. Interviews of site staff stated that destroying lab kits is a “wasteful and meaningless” activity and that they support repurposing supplies to help those in need.
Numerous industry stakeholders helped develop Kits4Life including, IQVIA, the Society for Clinical Research Sites, Janssen, UST Global, Eli Lilly, Labcorp Drug Development, Sanofi, Q2 Solutions, Deaconess Health System, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation, Bayer, Roche, and the MedSurplus Alliance. Though Kits4life has the potential to remove the considerable burden and costs associated with destroying unused lab kits…these key stakeholders share in a vision that these surplus medical supplies could now deliver life-saving aid to those in need throughout the world.
Kits4Life won the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) award for innovative technology concepts in 2016
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