Three Life Science Cold Chain Trends to Watch in 2016
A perspective from Kevin Lawler, VP of sales at Pelican Bio Thermal – a manufacturer of passive shipping systems – on trends in Cold Chain:
Cold chain logistics within the life sciences industry tends to evolve over time rather than having revolutions. Because the industry moves pragmatically, many trends that we’ve seen over the last several of years will continue into 2016.
The following are three major cold chain trends I expected to impact the life sciences industry in 2016.
- Interest in passive vs. active bulk shippers
- ‘Big Pharma’ focus on driving down distribution costs through temperature-controlled shipper payload volumetric efficiency
- Growth of valuable biologics and biosimilars in relationship to patent cliff
Source: Life Science Logistics and Pelican BioPharma