Some new technologies in the arena of medical shipment show the obvious improvements of technology overall in ways that can be applied to many things, such as GPS tracking and 24 access to private flights. Other innovations in medical shipment seem less obvious because once something works well, it appears effortless. Here are some things that have improved the shape of medical shipping:
✫ Packaging containers. Over time, what we package things in has improved both by way of finding ways to make contents safer, and making packaging of individual items easier to consolidate with other items. We ship such a large range of things, from MRI machines to stem cells to liquid, that each requires sensitive packaging to keep items safe and viable. Use of overall space is also important to efficiency, though, and innovations in the packing industry allows us to use as much space as needed without taking up extra so the packages can fit together.
✫ Speed. Technologies in transport contribute to medical shipping in that things get places much faster than they used to. We ship by land, sea, or air. Efficient packaging contributes to speed as well by lessening weight and using methods that minimize jostling during the journey so that we can focus on making good timing.
✫ Access. Imagination is always part of any technological advancement and in the medical field, one thing that has opened up is international connection to medical supplies and equipment. While this takes some research into knowing what’s needed where, the ability to deliver supplies between places of invention and necessity helps the medical world at large.
For a long time, some of the things that we ship today weren’t even thought of as possible to ship. The medical shipping field continues to expand with imagination and technology working side by side.