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February 1, 2019 3:00 PM, EST

DHL Announces Medical Express Service Between US, Brazil

DHL Express has launched its medical express service between Brazil and the United States. The route will serve several major cities in Brazil and deliver temperature-sensitive biological products and new patient-specific treatments to most U.S. destinations in 24 to 48 hours, according to a Jan. 30 press release.

Customers will have a choice of three temperature options: ambient, chilled or frozen. Shipped items include laboratory kits, biological samples, research products, vaccines, drugs for commercial and noncommercial use and medical devices.

The pilot program began in Brazil in November.

“The launch of this service in Brazil completes our ambition to offer logistics solutions in the Latin and South American countries where most clinical trials are conducted,” DHL Express Americas CEO Mike Parra said. “Our strong international network, compliant certifications and combination of responsiveness, reliability and cost-effectiveness will enable this service to be advantageous to all stakeholders in the clinical trial value chain.”

DHL Express is part of Bonn, Germany-based Deutsche Post DHL Group. DHL Supply Chain, based in Westerville, Ohio, ranks No. 3 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in North America. — Transport Topics