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Medical Couriers in the US: Market Research Report

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Medical Couriers Market Research Report | Life Sciences | Healthcare Services | Aug 2014

Special delivery: As technology changes, demand for specialized medical courier services will grow

IBISWorld’s Medical Couriers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
30,368
Businesses
7,463
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Medical Courier industry is expected to perform relatively well compared with general couriers and distributors during the five years to 2014. During this period, revenue is expected to increase overall. The healthcare sector is generally more resilient to economic downturns than other sectors due to its necessary nature. Nonetheless, industry revenue did decline during the Great Recession, as Americans reduced healthcare utilization and companies and providers consequently limited spending on courier services. Growth has been rebounding in more recent years, driven by healthcare globalization and technological innovation. These two trends will drive demand in the coming five years as well.... purchase to read more

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The Medical Couriers industry is comprised of two subsectors with different barriers to entry. Barriers are higher for global medical couriers as these participants are required to set up vast distribution networks containing sophisticated technological systems, specialized transportation containers and a variety of vehicles. Large-scale couriers must compete with well-established mainstream courier services (i.e. FedEx, UPS and DHL) and their entrenched brand power. In contrast, local deliverers often do not require an integrated network of transportation systems, so barriers to entry are low.

Technically, anyone with a vehicle and communication equipment, such as a mobile phone, can operate a medical courier business... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Medical Couriers Industry?

Medical couriers deliver medical equipment to patients and healthcare providers, and they deliver specimens to medical laboratories for testing. Some medical couriers carry donor organs and recipient patients to hospitals. Couriers are distinguished from other medical distributors by features such as speed, security, tracking, specialization and individualization of services. This industry excludes courier companies that do not primarily serve healthcare industries or patients.

Industry Products
Medical equipment warehousing and deliveryBlood and tissue deliveryLaboratory and specimen deliveryDonor organ delivery
 
Industry Activities
Laboratory and specimen delivery servicesBlood and tissue delivery servicesMedical equipment warehousing and delivery servicesDonor organ delivery services


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