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A non-profit platform to repurpose non-used clinical trial medical supplies and lab kits for humanitarian aid

TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE A LIFE

ABOUT Kits4Life

Kits4Life is a not-for-profit platform created to repurpose non-used clinical trial lab kits for humanitarian aid. Currently, research centers are required to destroy surplus lab kits, which they estimate can take up to 4 hours at the end of each trial. The cost of this burdensome activity is now being passed on to the Study sponsors, or absorbed by the research sites. Interviews of site staff found they feel destroying lab kits is a “wasteful and meaningless” activity, and that the supplies should be repurposed to help those in need.
To date, numerous industry stakeholders have been instrumental in the development Kits4Life including IQVIA; Society for Clinical Research Sites; Janssen; UST Global; Eli Lilly; Sanofi; Q2 Solutions; Deaconess Health System; and Medical Surplus Alliance. Though Kits4life has the potential to remove the considerable burden and costs associated with destroying unused lab kits…these founding stakeholders share in a vision that these surplus medical supplies could now deliver life-saving aid to those in need throughout the world.

SITE TANK – 2016 WINNER

Kits4Life won the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) award for innovative technology concepts in 2016

RESEARCH SITES

Kits4Life empowers Research Sites to turn the “wasteful” activity of destroying unused lab kits into a “meaningful” act for humanitarian aid… while also reducing the expenses and risks associated with disposing of medical supplies.

  • Research Sites can utilize the Kits4Life platform upon authorization by the Trial’s Sponsor via their standard Clinical Trial Agreement.
  • By using Kits4Life, Site staff will no longer need to breakdown all unused lab kits, remove confidential information, & process the medical waste.
  • Research Sites only need to display the contents of a single lab kit, post a picture of the supplies with the Kits4Life App, then ship all the kits at no cost to the Research Site.
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SUBMIT SUPPLIES NOW FOR DONATION
Supplies currently accepted: Tubes (Vacutainer, Transfer, etc.); Needles (Venipuncture, butterfly); Hubs; Tourniquets; Syringes; ECG Supplies; Spirometry Supplies; Pipettes; Slides

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SPONSORS & LABS

Kits4Life enables Pharma to reduce sites’ considerable administrative burden (staff time, medical waste fees, etc.) associated with the destruction of surplus lab kits at the end of each trial.

  • Reduces Sponsor’s increasing closeout costs associated with the destruction and/or return of non-used lab kits
  • Provides lab facilities with the means to donate the significant volume of non-used bulk medical supplies and lab kits destroyed monthly while reducing their associated costs
  • Provides a global social cause the industry can embrace to further enhance its domestic and international exposure and perception among patients, doctors, businesses, and government leaders
  • Kits4Life use of accredited MSROs ensure Pharma Sponsors’ surplus lab kits are processed according to pre-determined “de-linking” standards, and distributed according to WHO guidelines, and the international laws of recipient aid organizations.

MSROs

Lab kits and supplies donated and shipped via Kits4Life reach recipient aid organizations thru accredited Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations (MSROs) which ensure the supplies are used for humanitarian aid, and not diverted or illegally sold

  • MSROs ensure participating Pharma’s surplus supplies are processed according to pre-determined “de-linking” standards , distributed according to World Health Organization guidelines , and the international laws of recipient aid organizations
  • Aid Organizations are assured donated supplies received from Kits4Life participating MSROs were processed according to WHO guidelines

OUR INSPIRATION

Battling Yellow Fever Epidemic in the Congo

In September of 2016, the Democratic Republic of Congo was battling a yellow fever epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, 1400 cases of the disease in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo, resulted in 82 deaths.

To combat the epidemic, the country received over a million vaccine doses, but experienced a severe shortage of syringes. The country needed an additional six million syringes to effectively combat the epidemic. By December, the disease took an additional 350 lives.

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