June 7th, 2020

Sharp Clinical Services, a leading provider of global clinical supply services, has signed a central pharmacy partnership deal and developed a holistic patient support program with Ashfield.

The company has signed a partnership agreement with European central pharmacy Hubertus, Germany, which will support Sharp’s direct-to-patient logistics service for its clinical trial clients in Europe and neighboring nations.

The partnership will further enable Sharp to respond to the increasing demand for distribution direct to patients’ homes as part of virtual and hybrid trials which are expected to become the norm in the near future. It’s the second such agreement for Sharp, which has a similar partnership in place in the US. The agreement with Hubertus means Sharp now has the foundation to offer direct-to-patient services in the two largest markets in the world. 

Sascha Sonnenberg, Global Head of Business Development, Sharp Clinical Services, said:

I’m excited to see how we have successfully worked together with our partners and colleagues to establish a comprehensive solution to the benefit of our clients and patients participating in clinical trials. This is not just a temporary option during the COVID-19 situation, but will experience an increasing demand in a post-pandemic era.

Sharp has also joined forces with the Patient Solutions business unit of Ashfield. The service will provide clinical educator-led ministering in key areas such as injection training, infusions and blood pressure monitoring to patients in their own home.

This service can be delivered either through in-person visits in Europe or remotely in both the US and Europe as part of a holistic and compliant solution for clinical trial sponsors.

Sascha added:

The breadth and depth of this solution is a unique offering to sponsors in the clinical services market. We can now provide a holistic solution – delivering drugs directly to trial participants as well as supporting them throughout their participation.