Guidelines for importing and exporting biological samples


The United States government has a heavily regulated process for importing and exporting biological samples, and for good reason. The oversight is designed to prevent the transportation of exotic diseases and inhibit the supplying of illegal markets.  


While understanding the reasons for the high regulation, it can still be extremely complicated to navigate the different governing bodies and acquire the correct applications or permits. Failure to follow the process also has dire consequences: samples can get held at customs, there may be fines involved, and your estimated drug development timeline just got much longer.


Download our comprehensive guide on how to properly import and export biological samples to avoid these issues and stay on track.


Our guideline reviews:

  • Application process by biological sample types threatened animal materials livestock or poultry animal materials – including those bred for laboratory use known to be infectious human materials known to be infectious animal materials non-human primate materials bat materials
  • Specific license or permit websites to visit & type of form to complete
  • The frequency a license or permit should be acquired
  • Approval timeline & Action Required


We know how frustrating delays in your development process are. Our comprehensive guide gives you the information you need to be confident that your samples will not be compromised, and your timeline will not be delayed. 

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