NEW PODCAST | Pharma.Aero Healthcare Outlook: Major Trends Shaping Healthcare Innovations and Logistics

The drive of everything happening in the life science and medtech industries is determined by humanity and its increasing need for health care. The customer, or in other words, the patientโ€™s illness will steer the innovations and the related supply chain model and logistics.

In this Healthcare Outlook, is exploring the major trends and challenges influencing healthcare and its innovations.

Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion with Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General of, about ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ and challenges influencing healthcare innovations and logistics, from addressing the ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ for healthcare services and navigating ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ in reaching underserved regions to the transformative potential of ๐š๐๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ and ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž (๐€๐ˆ).

Critical trend – the rapid growth of the global population: “We have reached 8 billion people and it’s growing faster even as we speak. And probably by the end of 2024, we would have 8.2 billion people.”ย 

Major challenge – reaching underserved regions with essential treatments: “The second biggest challenges will be seen in how to bring treatments, how to bring medication to at this moment still very difficult to reach areas in the world.”ย 

Emphasizing the need for orchestrated collaboration among stakeholders to streamline healthcare logistics processes: “You need different stakeholders that are orchestrated in one standard way to make sure that from manufacturing the treatment or the drug or the vaccine or the therapy to deliver it to the patient you have at least five to nine to eleven stakeholders involved.”ย 

Underscoring logistical hurdles: “If you look at Sub-Saharan Africa, only three to four airports are at this moment capable of receiving different types of treatment.”ย 

The transformative potential of advanced therapies like Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP) in revolutionizing healthcare delivery: “It’s wider than only one thing. So I think if you look at the newest drugs that come to the market, let’s name them, ATMP, Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products, that are very, very promising in the treatment of cancer.”ย 

The potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance healthcare logistics by predicting supply chain outcomes and optimizing delivery routes: “AI is an accelerated use of data and analytics to improve healthcare treatments.”ย 

Read the full transcript here’s podcast, Insights, was launched in 2023 as a powerful platform to further showcase valuable expertise and insights on topics relevant to life science logistics. Since its first episode, the podcast delved deep into the complexities of the life sciences and med tech supply chain, presenting a unique opportunity to explore challenges, issues, and innovative ideas that shape the industry.

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