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

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Medical Couriers can be used to help you understand the industry’s market size, growth potential and major companies. Five-year forecasts provide insight into the industry’s prospects, so you can make decisions with confidence. This information is perfectly suited to informing your business plans, pitch books, benchmarking and SWOT analysis.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Technological advancements will boost demand for specialized medical courier services
  • More skilled and trained labor will be needed due to technology change and rising regulation
  • Technological advancements and the resulting growth potential will entice new entrants

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    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 2016. 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. The industry has been driven by healthcare globalization and technological innovation. These two trends will drive demand in the coming five years as well...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Medical Couriers industry in the growth phase of its economic life cycle; this stage is characterized by establishment growth, rapid technological change and new types of buyers. Industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 3.5% over the 10 years to 2021. In contrast, US GDP is projected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.2% during the same period. Typically, an industry is considered to be in the growth stage of its economic life cycle when growth in IVA trends at a faster rate than GDP growth over a 10-year period.

    Over the 10 years to 2021, the industry is set to expand with the number of enterprises forecast to increase at an annualized rate of 1.8% to reach 5,569 companies. As ..

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    Additional Insights for the Medical Couriers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Medical Couriers Industry are

  • Effective quality control
  • Ability to pass on cost increases to clients
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of physician visits and Regulation in the Medical Couriers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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 delivery
    Blood and tissue delivery
    Laboratory and specimen delivery
    Donor organ delivery
    Industry Activities
    Laboratory and specimen delivery services
    Blood and tissue delivery services
    Medical equipment warehousing and delivery services
    Donor organ delivery services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of physician visits
  • Regulation
  • Total health expenditure
  • Technological change
  • External competition
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Healthcare utilization
  • Regulation makes specialized couriers more valuable
  • Competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Technological advances lead to further globalization and strong demand
  • Increased competition
  • Table: Medical Couriers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Medical Couriers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Laboratory Testing Services
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Specialty Hospitals

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Gas Stations
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Laboratory and specimen delivery
  • Blood and tissue delivery
  • Medical equipment warehousing and delivery
  • Donor organ delivery
  • Chart: Medical Couriers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Managed care organizations
  • Commercial clients
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Medical Couriers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciationOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Medical Couriers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Medical Couriers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Medical Couriers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Medical Couriers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • No. of physician visits (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Medical drugs produced using biotechnology; they include proteins, nucleic acids and living microorganisms like virus and bacteria.
  • Cold Chain
  • A temperature-controlled supply chain.
  • Dry Ice
  • The solid state of carbon dioxide used primarily for cooling purposes.
  • Logistics
  • Management of the flow of resources from the point of origin to the destination.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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