Will they be able to meet your tissue needs when needed? (i.e. age, weight, gender, previous surgeries)?
Shipping, tracking, and logistics
Do they have the ability to ship internationally? If so, what is their process for ensuring compliance with international shipping and/or customs requirements?
Do they use freight forwarders based on their expertise in handling anatomical specimens, or does lowest cost win?
Do they have multiple distribution locations to help manage the cost and reduce the risk of longer logistics times?
Can the organization demonstrate 100% traceability for each specimen?
Is their shipment packaging designed to prevent leakage and damage during transit?
Transcription: Discuss your needs with your tissue bank. The largest tissue banks ship internationally and work with critical freight forwarders to ensure compliance with shipping and customs requirements. We have shipped to 50 countries and the list is growing so give us a call to talk about your specific needs.
With a little due diligence, you can find an anatomical specimen provider that meets your needs and protects you and your organization. The key is to find a specimen provider that you can trust, that is responsive to your needs, and will work with you every step of the way.
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