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Quick Key Points

  • YSDS is a premium logistics company for highly specialized deliveries.
  • They have GDP* certified expertise: We are experts in R&D, clinical, advanced therapy and commercial related shipping. YSDS’s GDP certificate and capacity to ship products in accordance with specific guidelines assures viability and patient safety.
  • They also have a strong US base: We have 16 offices globally, of which three in the US. Together with our network of trusted agents, we cover the whole of North America along with the rest of the world.

 

How the perfect logistics partnership facilitates US-Finnish value chains and enables companies to focus on what they do best

Shipping is a vital competitive factor for so many companies. Getting the product from A to B on time and in perfect condition is essential for any business’ success, and in some cases the difference between life and death. YSDS focuses on what they do best – providing companies with global seamless shipping solutions – so that their clients can focus entirely on what they do best.

A logistics partner facilitating US-Finnish value chains

The value of solid relationships for any business’ success can’t be stressed enough and is already evident for any member of Amcham. YSDS understands the importance of functioning and effective regional, national and international value chains and is the perfect logistics partner for anyone looking to ship products between the EU and the US.

  • GDP* certified expertise: We are experts in R&D, clinical, advanced therapy and commercial related shipping. Our GDP certificate and capacity to ship products in accordance with specific guidelines assures viability and patient safety.
  • Strong US base: We have 16 offices globally, of which three in the US. Together with our network of trusted agents, we cover the whole of North America along with the rest of the world.

A logistics partnership facilitating the right focus

Since 2019, YSDS has been shipping temperature sensitive and time-critical samples on time and in perfect condition together with Docrates Cancer Center in Helsinki.

Docrates Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art cancer therapies throughout the entire cancer treatment chain, a unique concept that attracts patients from all over the world. Among their many individualized cancer treatment approaches is gene-profiling, a variety of genetic tests of both human and cancer genome that all require sensitive transport solutions. These tests are essential when creating an individual treatment plan and are used to determine which treatments are optimal for the patient. It’s crucial that the samples are delivered with expertise and care.

“Many of our shipping problems have been solved since we started working with YSDS. Because we can rely on YSDS’ customized expertise, our staff now has more time to focus on our patients.” – Jaana Hyväri, former Service Director at Docrates Cancer Center

Customized cold chain from A to Z

Docrates’ partnership with YSDS is comprised of the entire process of shipping fresh and frozen human biological tissue or blood samples – ultra-sensitive transports with strict time and temperature constrains. For the frozen samples, YSDS needs to assure all shipments are kept at constant low temperatures during the entire cold chain. This involves expertise consulting and pre risk-assessment, handling specialized packaging materials and cold agents, thorough preparation of documentation and special labelling, as well as arranging temporary storage with accurate temperature conditions. A natural part of YSDS’ standard GDP* operation procedures.

Time critical and precise

Precision at pick-up is vital as these products need to arrive on schedule. The fresh, ambient-temperatured patient samples need to be picked up immediately after sample collection – and driven with a dedicated vehicle directly to the recipient.

Simplicity and flexibility is another key factor for successful transports to and from a busy hospital. For Heidi Päivärinta, Nurse and Research Coordinator at Docrates, the fast and flexible YSDS ordering process makes her workday easier. She especially appreciates the company’s service-minded attitude.

“YSDS is first class and I hope I’ll never have to work with anyone else when it comes to transportation,” Heidi Päivärinta explains.

Business as usual in a pandemic

Despite the constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic, YSDS has been able to keep delivering results at the same high level. Docrates has not experienced any negative effects when shipping with YSDS during this time, something that has strengthened the collaboration even ore. For YSDS, it’s a true honor to be able to contribute to the continuation of cancer treatment in the best of hands.

Contact

If you have any shipments that you need assistance with, don’t hesitate to get in touch. YSDS is available 24/7/365 and looks forward to providing seamless shipping solutions, allowing you to focus entirely on what you do best.

Find your local specialist: www.ysds.com/offices

 

*About GDP

YSDS is certified by Good Distribution Practice (GDP) – a quality certification awarded to delivery companies that can guarantee that the quality and integrity of pharmaceuticals is maintained throughout the supply chain, including safe storage, handling and tracing.

 

About YSDS

Your Special Delivery Service (YSDS) is an international logistics company specializing in seamless global shipping solutions for extraordinary products, destinations and timeframes. Through our team of dedicated and professional shipping professionals, we provide high-quality logistics consulting and execution mainly in the fields of Art, Life Science, IT/Tech and Industrial. For more information, please visit www.ysds.com.