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2023. 11. 20

[PR] Elevating Clinical Trial Services to New Heights

South Korea's ascent to becoming one of Asia's top clinical trial sites has been nothing short of remarkable, with Seoul consistently ranking within the top 5 world clinical trials by city annually. However, in the past, clinical trial samples from Korea often detoured to countries like Singapore, which have major central labs.Recognizing the need for a specialized lab to provide tailored services for the increasingly complex demands of clinical trial sample analysis, South Korea-based Global Clinical Central Lab (GCCL) was established in 2019 as a joint venture between GC Cell and C&R Research.By blending the local expertise of a regional lab with the capabilities of a global giant, GCCL's vision extends far beyond its domestic boundaries, rewriting the script of clinical trial support. It caters to new drug development companies such as bioventures, pharmaceutical companies, CRO companies, and hospitals.What sets GCCL apart is its unique combination of central lab and bio-analytical functions. While many other central labs in Korea outsource their bio-analytical analysis, GCCL provides customized analysis services for all clinical trial phases, from Phase 1 to 4. It possesses expertise in PK/PD, biomarker analysis, ADA, neutralizing antibody analysis, method development, and validation for small molecule drugs and biologics. This holistic, multifaceted approach positions GCCL as a one-stop shop for sponsors seeking comprehensive support throughout trials.Strengthening its bio-analytical services, the company has also increased its involvement in early-phase clinical trials of new drugs developed by pharmaceutical and biotech companies. With specialized Biosafety Level 3 facilities, GCCL also handles numerous projects on developing vaccines and therapeutics for infectious diseases. Approximately 30 percent of the COVID-related projects conducted in South Korea have been collaboratively undertaken with GCCL."In addition to our analysis services, we take immense pride in our project management prowess. We have embraced cutting-edge technology, implementing Thermo Fisher's LIMS to streamline analysis management. We have also developed our in-house system, G-HUB, which provides a customer portal for real-time project monitoring," says Song Hyun YANG, CEO of GCCL. "Combined with our meticulous lab-collection kit production and a nationwide logistics network, we ensure clients full visibility and transparency into the progress of their projects, from sample collection to final analysis."The company operates in alignment with international guidelines such as the FDA and EMEA and aims to establish itself as a prominent central lab in Asia. To achieve this, GCCL has partnered with over 15 harmonization labs worldwide, increasing its involvement in global projects. It also plans to expand through overseas-owned labs and offices, promising a greater global reach and impact.GCCL offers various proposals and tailored solutions to sponsors in multinational clinical trials. In a Phase 3 clinical trial across Korea, Asia, and Europe, GCCL played a pivotal role in cost reduction and efficiency optimization. By collaborating with a harmonization lab in Europe, GCCL reduced transportation costs by approximately USD 3 billion and reduced turnaround times by 2-3 days. This cost-effective solution highlights GCCL's commitment to delivering value to clients.In another project involving a Sample processing project across Asian countries, GCCL coordinated rapid sample processing and transportation to a specialized lab in Europe. This intervention successfully included Asian sites in the global project, demonstrating GCCL's adaptability and dedication to solving complex logistical challenges.Through innovative solutions and a commitment to excellence, GCCL offers tailored solutions that elevate the quality and efficiency of clinical trials. As it expands its global footprint, GCCL is set to leave an indelible mark on the field, shaping the way clinical trials are conducted worldwide.source : GCCL | Top Bioanalytical Services Company in Apac-2023 (lifesciencesreview.com)

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2023. 11. 20

[PR] GCCL Wins Top 10 Bioanalytical Services Providers in APAC 2023

Recognized for its global-quality sample analysis services based on various analytical platformsYONGIN, South Korea, Nov. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- GCCL, a Korean clinical trial sample analysis company, announced on November 20th that it has been selected as the Top 10 Bioanalytical Services Providers in APAC 2023 awarded by Life Science Review, a U.S. business and technology magazine that focuses on the life science industry.Life Science Review publishes articles covering the advances in the fields of science, technology and solutions, biology, and more. At the end of every year, the magazine selects companies with innovative technologies based on a 3-stage selection process, including subscriber nomination and surveys. This achievement signifies the uniqueness and efficiency of the company's bioanalytical services that are based on the adoption of various analytical platforms.Life Science Review begins the article by commenting that "Seoul has consistently been ranking within the top 5 world clinical trial cities every year and while the past clinical trial samples from Korea often detoured to countries with major central labs, it has now become no longer the case." The article ends by assessing that "GCCL in Korea has been growing rapidly based on its expertise in the clinical trial sample analysis and is now expected to expand further through overseas-owned labs and offices, promising a greater global reach and impact."Song Hyun Yang, Ph.D. CEO of GCCL says, "We have embraced cutting-edge technology, implementing Thermo Fisher's LIMS to streamline analysis management. We have also developed our in-house system, G-HUB, which provides a customer portal for real-time project monitoring. Combined with our meticulous lab-collection kit production and a nationwide logistics network, we ensure clients full visibility and transparency into the progress of their projects, from sample collection to final analysis."GCCL, a Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)-certified agency accredited by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea, is a clinical trial sample analysis company that provides global-quality services for all phases of clinical trials from phase 1 to 4. It has been recently strengthening clinical trial sample analysis for aging-associated diseases including dementia.About GCCLGCCL, a Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)-certified agency accredited by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea, is a clinical trial sample analysis company that provides services for all phases of clinical trials from phase 1 to 4. Based on its variety of analysis platforms that meet global quality standards and its own sample logistics system, the company is providing clinical trial sample analysis services for its partners across Asia and beyond.This press release may contain forward-looking statements, which express the current beliefs and expectations of GCCL's management. Such statements do not represent any guarantee by GCCL or its management of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. GCCL undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained in this press release or any other forward-looking statements it may make, except as required by law or stock exchange rule.Source : GCCL Wins Top 10 Bioanalytical Services Providers in APAC 2023 (prnewswire.com)

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2023. 09. 05

[PR] GCCL to be the first in the industry sector to adopt Lab Information Management System (LIMS)

GCCL to be the first in the industry sector to adopt Lab Information Management System (LIMS)- The first clinical trial sample analysis provider to adopt LIMS- To provide enhanced quality of pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and immunogenicity data from bioanalytic testingGCCL, a Korean clinical trial sample analysis company, announced on Sep. 5th that it has adopted the Lab Information Management System for the first time in the sample analysis industry.Thermo Scientific™ Watson™ LIMS by Thermo Scientific, which GCCL has adopted this time is a well-known software widely used by many global CROs, pharma companies and regulatory authorities. It is known to support the entirety of bioanalytic workflow from assay validation for pharmacodynamic analysis of biologics and chemical pharmaceuticals to sample analysis and reporting. According to GCCL, the company has even added the Immune Response Module that supports the immunogenicity analysis workflow in order to provide more enhanced bioanalytic services.Song Hyun Yang, CEO of GCCL, said, "Striving for better data accuracy is at the core of our company as a sample analysis service provider." And he added that "with the introduction of LIMS, we provide a high-quality sample analysis service that adheres to the global guidelines".With the server in place, GCCL is planning to complete the Computer System Validation (CSV) and start applying the system for pharmacodynamic analysis of chemical and biologic pharmaceuticals as well as for immunogenicity analysis of biopharmaceuticals from Q1 next year.About GCCLGCCL, a Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)-certified agency accredited by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea, is a clinical trial sample analysis company that provides services for all phases of clinical trials from phase 1 to 4. Based on its variety of analysis platforms that meets the global quality standards and its own sample logistics system, the company is providing clinical trial sample analysis services for its partners across Asia and beyond.Source : NewsChannel10 (GCCL to be the first in the industry sector to adopt Lab Information Management System (LIMS) (newschannel10.com) )

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2023. 03. 18

[PR] GCCL Develops PBMC Resource Management System

GCCL Develops PBMC Resource Management SystemTo enhance accuracy and credibility of sample management and provide real-time information for customersGCCL(Global Clinical Central Lab), a company specializes in clinical trial sample analysis, announced on Mar.17 that it has built a resource management system for Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs), or PBMC Resource Management System.Under the PBMC Resource Management System, the whole process of PBMC testing, from the arrival of an original sample, centrifugation, and production of vials for split sample PBMC, to storage, dispatch mapping and disposal, is managed and stored in a computerized system using 2 barcodes.The system creates exclusive barcodes for each original and split samples after mapping, and the end-to-end testing cycle is computerized in the system. This will prevent human errors from manual entry and allow real-time data provision upon customer request."With more and more clinical trials for new biologic drug development, such as immunotherapy drugs require Cell Mediated Immunogenicity (CMI) analysis, we have decided to build this IT system to ensure excellent PBMC production and management services for customers.", said Hee-Joo Lee, Vice President of GCCL Lab Operation. She added, "This system development is expected to bring safer, more efficient and credible sample management services."About GCCLGCCL, a Good Clinical Laboratory Practice(GCLP)-certified agency accredited by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea, is a clinical trial sample analysis company that provides services for all phases of clinical trials from phase 1 to 4. Based on its variety of analysis platforms that meets the global quality standards and its own sample logistics system, the company is providing clinical trial sample analysis services for its partners across Asia and beyond.PR Newswire (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gccl-develops-pbmc-resource-management-system-301774708.html)

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2022. 05. 31

[PR] GCCL launches vaccine and treatment neutralizing antibody titers' analysis service

GCCL launches vaccine and treatment neutralizing antibody titers' analysis serviceGlobal Clinical Central Lab (GCCL), a subsidiary of GC Cell, said it would provide an analysis service of neutralizing antibodies of vaccines and therapeutic agents for infectious viral diseases from June.Only specialized institutions equipped with biosafety knowledge and analytical technology can perform neutralizing antibody analysis using live viruses.The services introduced by the lab include two methods -- plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) and the focus reduction neutralization test (FRNT)-- preferentially required when confirming the efficacy of a substance during clinical trials. The lab stressed that both assays have advantages such as high reproducibility and objectivity.Notably, the FRNT method reduces the measurement time of neutralizing antibodies, which normally takes about five to 10 days, to two to three days. Also, it allows simultaneous measurement of multiple neutralizing antibodies, according to GCCL.The lab explained that after establishing this analysis service, it has completed verification using the World Health Organization (WHO) standard serum used to verify the service and will be able to provide services from basic research fields, such as live virus-based candidate material verification and disease model research to research fields requiring various special facilities."The lab expects to help developers conduct clinical trials for developers, as they struggle with a lack of neutralizing antibody analysis facilities for new and mutated infectious disease," said Hee-Joo Lee, head of GCCL Lab Operations. "We will continue to expand various services for our customers."GCCL is a good clinical laboratory practice (GCLP)-certified laboratory that provides full-cycle analysis services from phase 1 to phase 4 clinical trials.Based on the company's sample transport and logistics system and various analysis platforms that meet global quality standards, the company supports the analysis of clinical trial samples from partners in Asia and around the world, GCCL said.About GCCLGCCL, a Good Clinical Laboratory Practice(GCLP)-certified agency accredited by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of South Korea, is a clinical trial sample analysis company that provides services for all phases of clinical trials from phase 1 to 4. Based on its variety of analysis platforms that meets the global quality standards and its own sample logistics system, the company is providing clinical trial sample analysis services for its partners across Asia and beyond.Korea Biomedical Review (https://www.koreabiomed.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=13784)

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