The global vaccine supply chain involves a lot of movement with exports from only a few manufacturing countries and imports around the world. This is currently creating huge opportunities for logistic services providers.
Online PR News – 30-November-2012 – Delhi – Robust vaccine sales, temperature sensitivity, global immunization programs and increasing exports are expected to be the catalysts in driving the global vaccine logistic services market in the coming years. Research firm IMARC Group expects this market to experience double digit growth rates during 2012-2017, according to its latest report titled “Global Healthcare Cold Chain Logistics Market Report & Forecast: 2012-2017”. The report which has done a comprehensive analysis on the cold chain requirements and opportunities for healthcare products expects the global vaccine market to exceed sales worth USD 44 billion by 2017, creating a huge demand for cold chain logistic services. According to an analyst at IMARC Group, “vaccine production is concentrated, whereas its consumption is diversified across the world. As a result, the global vaccine supply chain involves a lot of movement with exports from only a few manufacturing countries and imports around the world. The extensive transport of vaccines around the globe is currently creating huge opportunities for logistic services providers”.
The report, an updated and far more analytical version of our popular 2011 study, found that vaccines are highly temperature sensitive and must be stored and transported at well defined temperatures. The ideal storage and transportation temperatures of vaccines range from 2-8°C. Any failure in the cold chain distribution of vaccines can render them useless and even worse can lead to serious health problems to the patient that is being administered that drug. Cold chain breaks in the storage and transportation of vaccines in the past has led to their huge wastage in various immunization programmes. It is estimated that around 25% of all vaccines arrive at their final destination in a degraded state.
The study, that has been undertaken using both desk based and qualitative primary market research, has analyzed three aspects of the global healthcare cold chain logistics market. The first aspect involves the quantification of the global market for temperature sensitive healthcare products into three major classes and evaluation of the current and future opportunities in each of these classes. The second aspect involves an in-depth understanding on the global healthcare cold chain distribution process and logistic requirements for various temperature sensitive healthcare products. The third aspect involves the quantification of the global healthcare cold chain logistic services market and a comprehensive evaluation of its various segments.
What we have achieved in this report:
Comprehensive Market Analysis of Temperature Sensitive Healthcare Products:
Classes Covered: Biopharmaceuticals, Vaccines & Clinical Trial Materials
Focus of the Analysis in Each Class:
• Drivers and challenges
• Historical sales trends
• Logistic requirements
• Impact of temperature excursions
• Opportunities in cold chain services
• Market outlook (2012-2017)
Understanding the Operations of a Healthcare Cold Chain Distribution Process
Focus of the Analysis:
• Understanding the various methods of cold chain distribution and their advantages/disadvantages
• Understanding the cold chain requirements for various temperature sensitive healthcare products and the impact of temperature excursions
• Understanding the various costs involved in cold chain transportation and comparing it with non-cold chain transportation
• Understanding the key steps required in the setting and organization of an efficient cold chain distribution process
Comprehensive Market Analysis of the Healthcare Cold Chain Logistic Services Market
Focus of the analysis:
• Quantifying the global healthcare cold chain logistic services market
• Quantifying the market size by product
• Quantifying the market size by service
• Quantifying the market size by region
Information has been sourced from both primary and secondary sources:
• Primary sources include industry surveys and face to face/telephone interviews with industry experts.
• Secondary sources include proprietary databases and search engines. These sources include company websites and reports, books, trade journals, magazines, white papers, industry portals, government sources and access to more than 4000 paid databases.
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To know more please visit: http://www.imarcgroup.com/global-healthcare-cold-chain-logistics-market-report-forecast-2012-2017/