Vaccines to Drive the Growth of the Global Healthcare Cold Chain Logistics Market

Noida, India (PressExposure) July 25, 2011 -- With sales reaching US$ 25 Billion in 2010, the global vaccine market is forecasted to grow robustly in the coming years. IMARC Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms, finds that the rapid growth of the global vaccines market will also create huge opportunities for cold chain logistic service providers. In its new report "Global Healthcare Cold Chain Logistics Market Report & Forecast (2011-2016)", analysts from IMARC Group suggest that vaccines are extremely temperature sensitive products that must be stored and transported under well defined conditions. The ideal storage and transportation temperatures for vaccines range from 2-8°C and any failure in their cold chain distribution can render them completely useless.

Findings from the report also suggest that while the production of vaccines is quite concentrated, its use is highly diversified across the world creating a huge demand for its efficient cold chain distribution. This fact coupled by an increasing number of global vaccination programs is expected to create a huge demand for efficient cold chain logistic services.

Key Aspects Analyzed in this Report:

Comprehensive Market Analysis of Temperature Sensitive Health Care 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 (2011-2016)

Understanding the Operations of a Health Care 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 of various temperature sensitive 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 Health Care Cold Chain Logistic Services Market

Focus of the analysis:

• Quantifying the global health care cold chain logistic services market

• Quantifying the market size by product

• Quantifying the market size by service

• Quantifying the market size by region

Information Sources:

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.

Table of Contents:

1 Research Methodology & Market Definitions

2 Executive Summary

3 The Global Healthcare Cold Chain Logistics Market

3.1 Current Trends

3.1.1 Healthcare Cold Chain Products are Exhibiting Exponential Growth

3.1.2 Temperature Sensitive Healthcare Products Have Well Defined Logistic Needs

3.1.3 Outsourcing Trends in Research & Manufacturing Have Increased Logistic Demands

3.1.4 Increasing Regulatory Focus on the Integrity of Transported Healthcare Products

3.1.5 Cost is Not Always the Most Important Driver in Supplier Decisions

4 The Global Healthcare Cold Chain Products Market

4.1 Current Market Trends & Forecast

4.2 Market Segments

4.2.1 Biopharmaceuticals Current Market Trends & Forecast Cold Chain Requirements for Biopharmaceuticals Cold Chain Opportunities for Biopharmaceuticals

4.2.2 Vaccines Current Market Trends & Foreacst Cold Chain Requirements for Vaccines Cold Chain Opportunities for Vaccines

4.2.3 Clinical Trial Materials Current Market Trends & Forecast Cold Chain Requirements for Clinical Trial Materials Cold Chain Opportunities for Clinical Trial Materials

5 Healthcare Cold Chain Logistics: How Does It Operate?

5.1 Cold Chain Packaging & Transportation Methods

5.1.1 Dry Ice

5.1.2 Liquid Nitrogen

5.1.3 Gel Packs

5.2 Modeling the Cost of Cold Chain Packaging & Transportation

5.3 The Setting & Organization of Cold Chains

5.3.1 Initial Considerations

5.3.2 Choosing the Correct Model

5.3.3 Regulatory/Custom Clearance

5.3.4 Final Stages

5.3.5 Quality Assurance

6 The Healthcare Cold Chain Logistic Services Market

6.1 Current Trends & Forecast

6.2 Market Segmentation

6.2.1 Market by Product Biopharmaceuticals & Vaccines Clinical Trial Materials

6.2.2 Market by Service Packaging & Instrumentation Transportation

6.2.3 Market by Region North America Europe Asia Pacific Rest of the World

7 Challenges in the Healthcare Cold Chain Logistics Market

7.1 Cold Chain Infrastructure Remains Underdeveloped in Many Regions

7.2 Lack of Funding to Implement an Efficient Cold Chain Infrastructure

7.3 New Technologies Nullifying the Need of Cold Chains

8 Key Company Profiles

8.1 World Courier

8.2 DHL

8.3 Fedex

8.4 United Parcel Service

8.5 Kuehne and Nagel

8.6 Cavalier Logistics

8.7 DB Schenker

8.8 Life ConEx

8.9 American Airlines Cargo

8.10 Continental Air Cargo

8.11 Marken

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