Day 2, Thursday, 17 January 2013

08.30 Re-registration and welcome coffee

08.50 Opening remarks from Chairperson


09.00 CROU’s perspective: Key trends in the clinical trial market development

  • The evolution in clinical trial types and categories - impac on clinical trial supply.
  • Estimating the typical balance between global and local contracts and suggestions for your outsourcing plans
  • Top10 tips of successful preparation of clinical trials based on real-life failed and successful case studies

Gong Yanhua
Secretary General, Contract Research
Contract Research Organisation Union (CROU)

09:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Improving communication between pharmaceutical companies and CROs to meet each other’s expectations and to achieve better results in clinical trials

In this session, you will hear representatives from both pharmaceutical companies and CROs debating on what should be done to meet each other’s expectations and to achieve better results in clinical trials.

Meanwhile, current hot industry topics such as CRC services and CRC management would also be discussed.

Panellists Include:

Lu Hua
Medical Director
Venturepharmb Laboratories Limited

Linc Chen, Ph.D.,
Head of Clinical Supply Management China
Bayer Healthcare R&D

Vicky Chen
Senior Director of Clinical Operations
INC Research

Ma Jingdong
Medical Director
Mundipharma China

10:30 Morning tea and networking break

11.00 Outsourcing your logistics operations in China – How to find the ideal partner?

  • Deciding how much and which parts of your supply to outsource
  • Undertaking a thorough and worthwhile selection process
  • Setting Service Level Agreements with your chosen vendor
  • Retaining sufficient control with effective feedback channels and data monitoring
  • Taking necessary steps to rectify the situation when things go wrong

Cheng Dachen
Head of China Sourcing Team
AstraZeneca China

11:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Vendor management: Ensuring optimal ROI & results

This panel session brings together leading executives from pharmaceutical companies, CROs, logistics providers and other supplier companies to discuss best practices in vendor management, with a particular focus on building effective long-term partnerships, rather than short-term commercial transactions.

Cheng Dachen
Head of China Sourcing
AstraZeneca China

Hanson Wang
Head of Procurement
Alcon Labs China

12.00 TECHNOLOGY MARKETPLACE: Evaluate and discover the best solution to support your supply chain management in 2013

Join the exclusive China Bio/Pharma and Clinical Supply Chain Convention 2013 technology marketplace to benefit from an intense round-robin evaluation session and discover the best solution to support supply chain management in 2013. The room will be split into focused stall front booths, each featuring pre-qualified solution providers recommended as leaders in the industry.

Each participant will be given an objective “game card” to complete at the marketplace for each solution provider stall front.

Categories of solution providers include:

  • Logistics and Distribution Warehousing
  • Packaging/ Labelling/Container Solution
  • Software Instrument/RFID/ Temperature
  • Instrument
  • Airlines for Cargo
  • Outsourcing Channel Management
  • Consultancy
  • Leasing

For more details on how you can showcase your solution at the marketplace, email us at or call +65 6722 9388.

12.45 Lunch and networking break


14.00 Ensuring the quality of clinical trial products during transportation under present temperature control conditions in China

  • Monitoring and controlling the shipment process to avoid inappropriate implementation
  • Improving packaging skills to avoid accidents in transportation

This is a unique opportunity to present on successful approaches and methodologies that you have used to ensure the quality of clinical trial products during transportation. For more information on how to sponsor this session please contact us at +65 6722 9388 or

14.30 Cooperating with shipping companies to achieve win-win situation in cross-continental shipment

  • Understanding requirements of cross-continental shipment in different environments
  • Negotiating with shipping companies to design a cost saving plan for cross-continental shipment

Robert Jin
Logistics Manager
Life Technologies

15.00 Afternoon tea and networking break

15.30 Bridging the gap between packaging design and on-site usage feedback

  • Strengthening communication between the logistics team and hospitals to get drug usage feedback regularly
  • Improving packaging design according to feedback from on-site operations to achieve better results for clinical trials

Cai Yan
Head of Clinical Trial Operations
Johnson & Johnson China

16.00 Double-blind clinical trials: Key supply chain considerations in managing this process

  • Providing clear requests to suppliers to meet design requirements
  • The methodology and process of manufacturing control drugs
  • Finding qualified drug suppliers to reach ideal double-blind trial results

Wu Yan
General Manager Medical and Drug Development
Daiichi Sankyo

16.45 Closing remarks from Chairperson and end of conference day two