Recovering A Lost Drug with a Minute to Spare

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The MNX Way

  • A promising radiopharmaceutical therapy was on its way to the clinical trial site—until there was a problem on the runway: spilled fuel.
  • Because of the delay, the shipment missed its connection at the carrier’s hub. Even worse, the package was missing.
  • Fortunately, the package was equipped with GPS Enabled Real-Time Monitoring, an advanced technology that transmits location coordinates anytime, anywhere.
  • Thanks to quick action, the carrier located the package in the airport, and an MNX courier delivered the drugs in time for patient treatment the next morning.


It all started with a fuel spill on the runway. Plane after plane sat waiting for clearance to take off. Time was running out for one aircraft that held a special, irreplaceable cargo: a promising radiopharmaceutical cancer therapy in Phase III clinical trials. These drugs are viable for only a short time—and patients participating in the trial were relying on their arrival early the next morning.

The aircraft was so delayed that—when it arrived at the carrier’s hub—the shipment missed its connecting flight. The drug’s on-time delivery was already in serious jeopardy when a bad situation turned even worse: the carrier couldn’t find the package. It simply wasn’t in the cargo sorting facility.

As the carrier continued to look, time was ticking. What could the carrier do to find the package in time for patient treatment?