- The new agreement will see leading Saudi-based transport and logistics firm AJEX provide specialized international and domestic cold-chain services within the Middle East region in support of the bio-technology industry
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-: AJEX Logistics Services (AJEX), the Middle East specialist in express distribution and shipping solutions, has been appointed by the world’s leading integrated solutions provider of precision medicine, BGI Genomics, to provide it with all necessary transport and logistics solutions within the Middle East region.
BGI Genomics, a world leading biotech company, which provides academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers and other organizations with integrated genomic sequencing and proteomic services and solutions, will be supported by AJEX in the Middle East through the provision of domestic and international express road and airfreight services, including specialized cold-chain services for life-sciences and dry-temperature controlled warehousing in Dammam, Jeddah, and Riyadh.
Thanks to the new partnership, BGI Genomics will be best placed to support human, plant and animal research, drug discovery and development and agriculture and biodiversity preservation and sustainability through its services across the Middle East at a time when regional governments are targeting the expansion of local research and development efforts.
Speaking on the announcement, Fahad Al Salhi, Chief Solutions Officer at AJEX said, “Following stringent testing of our services by BGI Genomics, AJEX has proven that it is the go-to company for specialized logistics services within the Middle East region thanks to our expertise and infrastructure.”
“Known for its work on the Human Genome Project and its development of a real-time fluorescent RT-PCR kit for COVID-19, our appointment by BGI Genomics demonstrates that we are best placed to support the growing pharma and life-sciences industry in the region,” Al Salhi added.
Alwyn Li, Head of BGI Genomics MENA logistics team, commented, “With over 20 years of experience helping our customers achieve their research goals by delivering rapid, high-quality results using a broad array of cost-effective, cutting-edge technologies, it was paramount that we appoint a logistics partner who shares our values. AJEX ticked all those boxes and more with its provision of live-monitored and temperature-controlled import and export full-mile transport services supported by packaging, tracking, and warehousing. With their state-of-the-art support, we look forward to expanding our life-sciences services throughout the Middle East region.”