Clinical Trial Supply & Logistics Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Clinical Trial Supply & Logistics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Service (Logistics & Distribution, Storage & Retention), By Phase, By Therapeutic Area, By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-356-0
  • Number of Report Pages: 137
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2024 - 2030 
  • Industry: Healthcare

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the clinical trial supply & logistics market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for clinical trial supply & logistics market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of clinical trial supply & logistics market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

Clinical Trial Supply & Logistics Market Categorization:

The clinical trial supply & logistics market was categorized into five segments, namely service (Logistics & Distribution, Storage & Retention, Packaging, Labeling, And Blinding, Manufacturing, Comparator Sourcing), phase (Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, Phase IV), therapeutic area (Oncology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Respiratory Diseases, CNS And Mental Disorders), end-use (Pharmaceuticals, Biologicals, Medical Devices), and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The clinical trial supply & logistics market was segmented into service, phase, therapeutic area, end-use, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The clinical trial supply & logistics market was analyzed at a regional level. The globe was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into twenty-three countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; the UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; Japan; China; India; Australia; Thailand; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait.

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

Clinical trial supply & logistics market companies & financials:

The clinical trial supply & logistics market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • ALMAC GROUP - Almac Group is a privately owned contract development and manufacturing organization that specializes in providing integrated services, such as biomarker discovery, biomarker clinical trial management, companion diagnostic development, internal biomarker discovery, genomic services, proprietary discovery arrays, and bioinformatics consulting.

  • CATALENT, INC - Catalent, Inc. is a leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and manufacturing solutions for drugs, biologics, cell & gene therapies, and consumer health products. The company currently operates in four segments: Softgel & Oral Technologies, Biologics, Oral & Specialty Delivery, and Clinical Supply Services. The Clinical Supply Services segment provides manufacturing, packaging, storage, distribution, and inventory management for drugs & biologics in clinical trials.

  • DHL - DHL is a global leader in the logistics industry. It offers a range of logistics services, including national & international parcel delivery, international express, e-commerce shipping & fulfillment solutions, road, air, & ocean transport, and industrial supply chain management. It is present in more than 220 countries and territories. It connects people and businesses worldwide with security & reliability, which enables global sustainable trade flows.

  • MOVIANTO (WALDEN GROUP) - Movianto is part of the Walden Group, a European leader in logistics and transport for pharmaceuticals. It provides services for pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic industries. It provides outsourcing services along the supply chain, such as warehousing, transportation, active temperature control logistics, and other value-added services. The company has over 275,000 pallet locations spread over a network of 20 wholly owned warehouses in 11 European countries. It mainly operates in three regions in Europe: West (the UK & Eire), North (Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, & Slovakia), and South (France, Spain).

  • UDG HEALTHCARE (INIZIO) - UDG Healthcare, now Inizio, is a global leader in communication, commercial, healthcare advisory, packaging, and clinical services. It is divided into two groups: Ashfield and Sharp, with a geographic presence in 29 countries. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company has three core strategies that it continuously follows. These strategies include developing and growing a market-leading position.

  • PIRAMAL PHARMA SOLUTIONS - Piramal Pharma Solutions is a leading company in pharmaceutical, financial services, and real estate conglomerate divisions. It offers services for drug lifecycle, ranging from drug R&D in commercial drug substances to product manufacturing. It offers clinical development services from Phase I to Phase III for a range of dosage forms, such as liquids, sterile injectables, oral solids, creams, and ointments. It also provides contract manufacturing services for API, HPAPI, and a range of dosage forms.

  • PCI PHARMA SERVICES - PCI Pharma Services, formerly known as Packaging Coordinators, Inc., provides clinical trial services, integrated pharmaceutical development, comprehensive, commercial, and distribution services. In addition, it provides clinical packaging, primary packaging, clinical supplies management, and packaging design. These services are offered mainly to biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries. It has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

  • THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC, INC. - Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. provides analytical instruments, reagents & consumables, equipment, software, and services for manufacturing, analysis, research, and diagnostics under the brand names of Thermo Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, and Fisher Scientific. The Thermo Scientific brand encompasses analytical instruments, lab equipment, and specialty diagnostics.

  • MARKEN - Marken is an integral part of UPS Healthcare and a fully owned subsidiary of UPS. The UPS Healthcare division employs 5,500 people in 128 sites around the world, including Polar Speed and Marken. For clinical drug product storage and distribution, the company provides GMP-compliant depot network and logistic hubs in 58 locations globally. It also offers biological sample shipments, direct-to-patient & home healthcare services, and biological kit manufacturing.

  • PAREXEL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION - PAREXEL International Corporation offers services, such as medical communications, clinical research, consulting, advanced technology products & services, and commercialization. These services are utilized by biotechnological, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies globally. The company operates in three segments: PAREXEL Consulting Services, PAREXEL Informatics, and Clinical Research Services. Services offered by CRS segment include clinical trial management, biostatistics, observational studies, clinical logistics, and patient disease registries.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

Clinical Trial Supply & Logistics Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2023, historic information from 2018 to 2022, and forecast from 2024 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

Clinical Trial Supply & Logistics Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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