Medical technology is making fast progress and many treatment options require highly specialized products and samples which are very sensitive and, in many cases, highly volatile.
The need for safe and secure movement of pharmaceutical stocks has always existed, and so has solutions for the same. However, the pandemic has created an increased awareness towards the issue and we are all now equally concerned about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine being administered to us. We have realized that the vaccine is only as effective as the cold chain being used to bring it to our doorstep. Cold chain logistics solutions for secured transportation of pharmaceutical stocks has hence become a household concern. This increased consumer awareness and hence the pressure for adoption of effective cold chain practices has given the much-needed impetus to many logistics and pharmaceutical companies, allowing them to design and adopt specialized solutions.
Medical technology is making fast progress and many treatment options require highly specialized products and samples which are very sensitive and, in many cases, highly volatile. Treatment options like stem cell therapy, biomarker testing, cellular therapies etc. involve movement of samples and medicines which are not just temperature sensitive, but also sensitive to shock, light, humidity and other ambient conditions.In most of these cases, the treatment is only as effective as the cold chain that carries the samples/medicines. These high value products also have very stringent compliance requirements which call for highly specialized transportation solutions. Hence such treatment options require highly specialized packaging and logistics solutions that guarantee efficacy and quality of delivery. Such scenarios in medical treatment are creating increased dependencies between logistics solution providers and pharmaceutical companies.The success of the currently booming pharmaceutical e-commerce market also will also to a great extent depend on right choice of cold chain solutions by e-commerce brands. In India too, with many large brands offering home delivery of medicines and home collection of blood samples, it has become extremely important to have reliable and viable packaging and transportation solutions.