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DHL supports Taiwan's biotech sector with Medical Express solution

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- DHL recently reaffirmed its support and commitment to Taiwan's life sciences and health care industry, especially in the growing sector of biotechnology.

The company announced the extension of the DHL Medical Express solution in Taiwan, a dedicated transportation solution for time-sensitive medicines, specimens and clinical supplies during the clinical trials phase for new medicines.

First launched in Europe in 2004, DHL Medical Express is now available in over 70 countries globally and is specially tailored for the life sciences and health care industry and their increasing need in getting time-sensitive biopharmaceutical products delivered within the shortest possible time to the right place.

Chee Yaw-chek (朱耀杰), Managing Director of DHL Express Taiwan, said: “Taiwan is an important market for DHL and we are keen to provide and contribute our logistics expertise to support its biotech sector development. We think there is considerable growth potential for Taiwan's biotech sector in the coming years, and we hope to play a part in supporting this growth.

According to the 2013 Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries White Paper published by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan's biotechnological sector is experiencing a healthy growth trend. In 2012, the sector boasted a turnover of US$8.881 billion, a growth of 9.4 percent from 2011. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) data also shows that health-related and long-term care spending in OECD countries is forecast to rise from the current 6 percent of gross domestic product to 14 percent by 2060, if left unchecked.

“DHL Express' global network ensures that all DHL Medical Express shipments such as investigational medicines, kits and clinical trial samples are safely and reliably shipped to the desired destinations in the shortest time possible, with capabilities for intercepting these shipments during transit due to the sensitivity of contents,” says Chee.

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DHL Taiwan staff receive guests and visitors at their booth in the Bio Taiwan 2014 Conference & Exhibition at the New Taipei City Pavilion (新北市主題館), yesterday. The packaging materials used in Medical Express are on display and consultation on the service is available. (Courtesy of DHL Taiwan)



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