Assessing The Future Of The Cold-Chain Industry
The current logistics spend for temperature-sensitive healthcare products is approximately $7.5 billion worldwide and growing, or about 12% of the overall pharma logistics market. Approximately $4.9 billion is spent on transportation while another $2.6 billion is allocated to specialized packaging and monitoring devices. But what will the needs, trends and concerns in market look like in the next 2 to 3 years? Join The Survey.
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