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  • Company

    B&C Group is a Packaging & Logistics Company solely dedicated to (Pre)Clinical Research.
    Established in 1999 as a niche provider of ground transport for batched frozen specimen shipments, B&C was the first company of its kind to offer full specimen tracking and on-site data cleaning. Today we offer a unique combination of logistics services through our network.

    B&C Group adds value to your clinical research logistics process by its unique approach on centralization and integration combined with experience, expertise and geographic reach.

    Since January 2009, B&C Group has relocated its two sites in Mechelen and Wavre to the former Eli Lilly IMP Packaging & distribution facility in Mont-St-Guibert (South of Brussels – Belgium).

  • Mission

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    Our mission is to become a Clinical Expert that provides world-class packaging and logistics services through Innovative technology and continuous improvement in Quality standards.

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    Our mission is to become a Clinical Expert that provides world-class packaging and logistics services through Innovative technology and continuous improvement in Quality standards.

    By re-engineering logistics processes through our centres of excellence (Production, Warehousing & Distribution, Transport Coordination and Specimen Services), we provide Flexible and Efficient solutions for the packaging, distribution, transport and storage or biobanking of all clinical trial materials and biological specimens.

  • Centres of excellence

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    Together with the relocation and integration of the two former sites in a single state-of-the-art facility, B&C started a structural re-design of its services.
    Each specific service unit (Production, Warehousing & Distribution, Transport Coordination, and Specimen Services) will be led by a dedicated Project Coordinator, whom has the field knowledge and expertise to create a Centre of Excellence.

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    Together with the relocation and integration of the two former sites in a single state-of-the-art facility, B&C started a structural re-design of its services.
    Each specific service unit (Production, Warehousing & Distribution, Transport Coordination, and Specimen Services) will be led by a dedicated Project Coordinator, whom has the field knowledge and expertise to create a Centre of Excellence.

    Our approach of using Centres of Excellence ensures that specialists are highly involved from the very beginning of study setup to study completion. They care about your clinical research logistics’ needs. To assure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are well applied, the B&C Group Quality Assurance (QA) team closely supports your study management at B&C.

    On top of those Centres of Excellence, a new BID (Business Intelligence & Development) department has been created. The members of the BID department have a global view of the B&C offer and are able to analyze your specific needs together with the Centres of Excellence to provide and advise you the perfect solution for your projects.

  • Quality Policy

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    B&C Group (B&C for short) is committed to become a world leading niche provider of logistics services that relate to drug development: consultancy, packaging of IMPs (investigational medicinal products), import of IMPs, assembly of clinical trial kits, storage of biological specimens and warehousing, distribution and transport of the required supplies.

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    B&C Group (B&C for short) is committed to become a world leading niche provider of logistics services that relate to drug development: consultancy, packaging of IMPs (investigational medicinal products), import of IMPs, assembly of clinical trial kits, storage of biological specimens and warehousing, distribution and transport of the required supplies.

    The main purpose of this quality policy is to define and communicate the management commitment to implement, maintain and improve our quality management system (QMS) across all operational departments of B&C in line with customers’ requirements and customers’ expectations.  B&C is doing business in a GxP regulated environment and therefore the QMS must ensure integration of and compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements.

    The B&C motto « Because we Care » reflects the management team’s conviction to have a QMS that is subject to continuous improvement via monitoring and analyzing relevant KPIs (key performance indicators).  At B&C we do care about:

    • the customers’ expectations and requirements
    • efficacy and efficiency of our services that should not jeopardize at any moment the patient safety and the product quality
    • the regulatory compliance of our services
    • all B&C staff members who provide these services to the customers

    To maintain and improve the QMS, the B&C management team will provide necessary resources and support to:

    • ensure all staff members are appropriately trained in relation to their job
    • inform all staff members about customer and regulatory requirements
    • ensure that the procedures of the QMS are adhered to
    • ensure that customers’ products are dealt with in a safe and secure manner
    • ensure that customers’ intellectual property is dealt with in a confidential manner
    • ensure follow up on customer complaints, deviations and corrective and preventive actions
    • review on a regular basis that the QMS is functioning with the necessary efficacy (doing the right things) and efficiency (doing the things right)

    Both the QC (Quality Control) and QA (Quality Assurance) departments act as a catalyst of the QMS to ensure that the required quality level is in place and controlled.

    Quality objectives of all departments should focus and integrate the B&C core values: efficient, innovative, flexible, clinical expert and quality.

     

     

     

  • Jobs

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    B&C Group is looking for :

    A Project Manager

    - A Software Engineer

    - An Operations Assistant for the Warehousing & Distribution department

     

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    B&C Group is looking for :

    - A Project ManagerProject Manager

    - A Software Engineer :  Software Engineer

    - An Operations Assistant for the Warehousing & Distribution department : Recruitment W&D Assistant

    Send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to Mrs Isabelle Bertaggia at ibertaggia@bnc-group.com

    Spontaneous Application

    If You

    • Have experience in the Pharmaceutical, CRO or Central Laboratory industry
    • Are a strong dynamic personality with good computer skills (MS Office)
    • Speak English and at least one other European language
    • Wish to join an international dynamic team in exponential growth

    Then

    send your curriculum vitae and cover letter to Mrs Isabelle Bertaggia at ibertaggia@bnc-group.com

     

  • Services

    • What you need, when and where you need it.
    • We offer creative flexible solutions – regardless of timelines or complexities
    • The expertise you need, the expert you require
    • Controlled storage and delivery all over the world
    • A pioneer in bio-medical storage and logistics
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  • Sourcing

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    B&C is recognized for its ability to source the medical material you require for a successful trial.
    Through our global network, we can source practically everything you require: drugs, equipment, supplies and ancillaries.

    We’ll find the best solution depending on what’s required to meet your budget and your specific needs.

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    B&C is recognized for its ability to source the medical material you require for a successful trial.
    Through our global network, we can source practically everything you require: drugs, equipment, supplies and ancillaries.

    We’ll find the best solution depending on what’s required to meet your budget and your specific needs.

    You can rely on B&C Group for all your sourcing needs: drugs, equipment, supplies and ancillaries.

    • Comparator drugs
    • Rescue medication
    • Ancillary supplies
    • Study specific material
    • Samples collection kit material
  • Packaging & Labelling

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    We recognize how important it is that your investigational medicinal products look and feel as professional as marketed products. Therefore we have invested a great deal of time and resources to act as your expert in this field, and that includes state of the art equipment to deliver top-class creative solutions very rapidly.

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    We recognize how important it is that your investigational medicinal products look and feel as professional as marketed products. Therefore we have invested a great deal of time and resources to act as your expert in this field, and that includes state of the art equipment to deliver top-class creative solutions very rapidly.

    B&C Group has the internal resources to create any conceivable packaging and labelling technology you require, no matter how complicated or difficult.

    Production environment

    • A purpose designed facility, compliant with the EU cGMP guidelines.
    • Controlled environment and constant monitoring
    • Over-encapsulation of Active, Placebo, Comparator
    • Flexible production capacity: from small to high
    • Stability analysis management
    • Primary packaging
    • Blistering/deblistering
    • Filling of bottles
    • Walleting
    • Blinding (tablets, vials, syringes, bottles etc.)
    • Secondary packaging & labelling
    • Packaging/labelling specific to protocol
    • Design and creation of labels, printing and QC
    • Manufacturing in Phase I
    • API Weighing in a dedicated room
    • Extemporaneous IMP preparation
    • On-site resourcing solutions
  • EU QP Release

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    The European Regulations stipulate that no Investigational Medicinal Product can be released and distributed without being signed off by a Qualified Person certifying that the IMP has been manufactured in accordance with the relevant requirements and legislation.

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    The European Regulations stipulate that no Investigational Medicinal Product can be released and distributed without being signed off by a Qualified Person certifying that the IMP has been manufactured in accordance with the relevant requirements and legislation.

    B&C Group has a team of highly qualified expert pharmacists ready and willing to assist you in your regulatory and product release matters.

    • Investigational Medicinal Product release
    • EU release
    • Quality advisor GMP, GCP, GDP, GLP
    • Quality systems
    • Audits of manufacturing, packaging & labelling
    • Preparation/revision of SOPs, batch records
    • Quality agreement
    • QP backup services
    • Provide advice/consulting
  • Warehousing & Distribution

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    Knowing that the storage and shipment of clinical materials in a trial is a fundamental part of the process, B&C Group has worked tirelessly to deliver a seamless system of distribution and only works with trusted suppliers around the world to deliver clinical materials on time and under the appropriate conditions. All facilities are GMP… Voir l’article

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    Knowing that the storage and shipment of clinical materials in a trial is a fundamental part of the process, B&C Group has worked tirelessly to deliver a seamless system of distribution and only works with trusted suppliers around the world to deliver clinical materials on time and under the appropriate conditions.

    All facilities are GMP compliant, and each shipment is tracked and temperature controlled from start to finish, using our proprietary logistics system.

    GMP storage capacity
    Temperature controlled areas: +15-25°C, + 2-8°C,
    - 20°C, – 80°C, -196°C
    Worldwide network of local depots
    Key sites serving the Americas, Europe incl.
    Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia
    Distribution
    EU Release by Qualified Person, Import/export
    license for IMP, biological specimens
    Total management control system
    Information System for Integrated Services (ISIS -
    proprietary tool) 24/7 monitoring of temperature,
    access, and full traceability,…

  • Biorepository

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    Over the last 15 years, B&C Group has been an integral part of many thousands of trials, and is a pioneer in bio-medical storage and logistics. Yet, we know that every project is still a chance to learn new techniques and perfect the services offered to our customers. Short and long term storage solutions 24/7… Voir l’article

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    Over the last 15 years, B&C Group has been an integral part of many thousands of trials, and is a pioneer in bio-medical storage and logistics. Yet, we know that every project is still a chance to learn new techniques and perfect the services offered to our customers.

    Short and long term storage solutions
    24/7 temperature monitoring systems and
    contingency plans
    Complete Storage Equipment
    Sample preparation
    Computerized specimen management
    Sample logistics
    Cost effective and highly flexible/
    customized solutions
    Design & assembly of sample collection
    and shipment kit
    Regulatory compliance and Quality Assurance

News

o March 26, 2015: B&C Group installs a state-of-the-art blister line in its European GMP facility

> Read the newsletter

January 27, 2015: B&C Group delivers GSK’s first Ebola vaccine candidate to Liberia

> Read the press release : EN, FR, NL

January  21, 2015: Management Buy out of NiveLinvest shares in B&C Group

> Published Wednesday 21 January, 2015, by Hugo Leblud in L’Echo

 January 2015: B&C Group has 1 new position to be filled: Junior Sales Manager: more information can be found under the Jobs section

August 2014: B&C Group is now authorized to receive, store & distribute biological samples containing pathogens class 2 or 3

May 2014: B&C Group and Lambda-Plus published on www.appliedclinicaltrialsonline.com: eGSP: Operational Approach for Optimization of Clinical Trial Supplies Through Integrated e-Platforms.
This article aims at simplifying some critical steps of parallel logistics processes to optimize operational challenges faced by clinical trial stakeholders and to achieve significant savings through process rationalization and data integration. Read the complete article here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o April 2014: B&C Group is expending its COR service.
In order to meet the growing demand of our COR service, B&C Group is pleased to announce a service partnership with a specialized courier company: BPL (Bio Pharma Logistics BPL Website) located in the same building. Through this partnership, we drastically improve our capacity and flexibility:
- We increase the number of drivers and vehicles at your disposal
- We increase the variety of specific vehicles
o Refrigerated and validated [ATP certified] vans for your “+2°C to +8°C” consignments
o Isolated and ventilated vans for your frozen and dry ice shipments (from -20°C to -70°C)
o Specially outfitted trucks for all cold chain demands
o Vehicles offering warm and ambient solutions, for your “+15°C to +25°C” consignments
In terms of our specialized service level there is no impact on running/future projects. B&C Group will maintain the specificities and prices of its COR services:
- Setup of specific pickup strategy through consolidation of pickups at several sites according to their locations and pickup frequency. If several countries are involved, we gather and store all samples collected through different pickup rounds at B&C Group before organizing a consolidated shipment to central lab. Such business model drastically decrease the number of shipments and therefore optimize logistic costs.
- Preparation and coordination of all pickups.
- High level of service:
o Drivers are trained on the study (subject, requisition form, type and number of samples to be collected,…)
o A QC on site to react immediately in case of inconsistency with pickup order.
o Road only: permanent physical contact between the drivers and samples. Full control during shipments.
o Real time communication with COR drivers. Specific pickup timing, any delay or lead time due to traffic are communicated, which brings comfort to investigators.
- High flexibility: pickup strategy can be adapted according to the study evolution.

In addition, B&C Group still acts as a courier broker. According to study characteristics, B&C Group can select and coordinate one or several transporters for the same study (integrators, specialized couriers, COR) and remains the Sponsor single point of contact. Such flexible approach allows B&C Group to offer a highly customized logistic strategy and optimized budget.
Feel free to get back to us if you want to have some more information.

 

 

 

B&C is pleased to announce that the French Ministry for Higher Education and Scientific Research has decided to grant a CIR certificate (Crédit Impôt Recherche) for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. This agreement will allow France based companies, in accordance with certain criteria, to obtain financial advantages for the accredited years and retroactively. This initiative is part of B&C’s willingness to optimize processes and costs while helping their customers to take advantage of the tools made available in the Clinical Research.  Please contact your Project Advisor at B&C Group should you require additional information.

o February 2014: B&C Group is pleased to announce the start of its activity in the US from February 2014. The services offered are: Biomedical material storage (Biological samples) and sample collection kit design and assembly. Please contact us for more information.
B&C Worldwide Logistics Inc., 6681 Snowdrift Road Suite 2A, Allentown , PA 18106, USA. Tel: +1 610 898 3873 Fax: +1 610.391.9002 e-mail: salesus@bnc-group.com

o Book your agenda! B&C Group 15th Anniversary on the 06th May 2014. To access the agenda, please refer to the 15 years page.

o We are very pleased to announce B&C Group will be exhibiting at the following 2014 events:

- Clinical Trial Supply Europe, Conference: 22nd-23rd January 2014 | Workshop Day: 21st January 2014 | Frankfurt, Germany. Visit us at booth 20.
link to event Website

- « 3ème Journée de la Recherche Clinique » Salons Hoche, Paris VIII • 30/01/2014 – 30/01/2014 (AFCROs). Visit us at booth M16
link to event Website

- CTS Europe, 26th – 27th February 2014, Ergife Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy. Visit us at booth 29.
link to event Website

- CTS Nordics, 11th – 12th June 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark. Visit us at Booth # (coming soon).
link to event Website
More events coming soon…

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We are very pleased to announce B&C Group will be exhibiting at the following events:

  • IATI BioMed, 16th National Life Science & Technolgy Week, 24th – 26thMay 2016, David InterContinental, Tel Aviv, Israel. Link to event Website
  • 16th Annual Clinical Trial Supply Europe, 25th – 26th February 2015, Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France. Link to event Website
  • 2nd European Federation of CROs (EUCROF), 2nd - 4th  February 2015, Salons Hoche, Paris VIII, France. Link to event Website
  • Global Clinical Supplies Group European Conference, 07th – 09th October 2014, Hotel Fira Palace, Barcelona, Spain.  Link to event Website
  • 7th Annual International Partning Conference BioPharm AmericaTM 2014, 22nd – 24th September 2014, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA, USA.  Link to event Website
  • BioSpain 2014 7 th International meeting on Biotechnology , 24th – 26th September 2014, Congresos Sant Yago, Santiago De Compostela, Spain. Link to event Website
  • Clinical Trial Supply Nordics 2014, 11th – 12th June 2014, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark.  Link to event Website
  • PCMG 10th Annual Conference, 04th - 06th June 2014, Hotel Cascais Miragem, Lisbon, Portugal. Link to event Website 
  • Israel Innovation Conference (MIXiii), 20th - 22nd May 2014, Tel Aviv Fairgrounds, Israel.  Link to event Website
  • Clinical Trial Supply Europe 2014, 26th - 27th February 2014, Ergife Palace Hotel, Rome, Italy. Visit us at booth 29.  Link to event Website
  • « 3ème Journée de la Recherche Clinique », 30th January 2014  (AFCROs), Salons Hoche, Paris VIII, France. Visit us at booth M16.  Link to event Website
  • Clinical Trial Supply Europe, Conference, 22nd – 23rd  January 2014 | Workshop Day: 21st January 2014 | Frankfurt, Germany. Visit us at booth 20.  Link to event Website

Contact

B&C Group s.a
Watson & Crick Hill
Rue Granbonpré 11
B-1435 Mont-Saint-Guibert
Belgium

Tel: +32 (0)10 237 444
Fax: +32 (0)10 237 430
e-mail: info@bnc-group.com

B&C Worldwide Logistics Inc.
6681 Snowdrift Road Suite 2A
Allentown , PA 18106
USA
Tel: +1 610 898 3873
Fax: +1 610.391.9002
e-mail: salesus@bnc-group.com

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