Increasing Trends in Clinical Trial Outsourcing Creating Huge Opportunities for logistics service Providers

Top Quote With outsourcing trends in the global clinical trials market increasing rapidly, the demand of efficient cold chain logistic services is predicted to grow robustly in the coming years. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 06, 2011 - Outsourcing trends in the global clinical trials industry are currently growing at an exponential rate. During 2007-2010, the global clinical trial outsourcing market grew at a CAGR of 14% reaching sales worth more than US$ 22 billion. IMARC Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms expects the rapid growth of this market to create huge opportunities for cold chain logistic providers.

    Findings from the report suggest that the increasing trends in clinical trial outsourcing are creating additional steps in the overall supply chain of clinical trial materials (drugs, blood samples, tissue samples, urine samples, sputum samples, etc). In many cases contract research organizations and their sponsors may be present in two different countries, this is quite evident from the fact that the number of clinical trials in many Asian, Latin American and East European countries are increasing rapidly whereas the trial sponsors are based in the US and Western Europe. This large distance is currently creating huge requirements for the efficient cold chain packaging, storage and transportation of clinical trial materials between the trial sponsors and the contract research organizations.

    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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