TNT’s bio-med biz growing in Singapore

Singapore’s continued development as a biomedical hub has led to signifi cant growth in the area of express and logistics services for the healthcare industry. Riding on the industry’s growth, TNT Express has announced that its healthcare business has grown eight-fold in the past four years. The company, which currently dominates over 60 per cent […]


Singapore’s continued development as a biomedical hub has led to signifi cant growth in the area of express and logistics services for the healthcare industry. Riding on the industry’s growth, TNT Express has announced that its healthcare business has grown eight-fold in the past four years.

The company, which currently dominates over 60 per cent of the outsourced R&D logistics for the life science industry, revealed that its healthcare business grew by 68 per cent in 2007, making it the fastest growth sector for the international express integrator in Singapore.

The growth is most pronounced in specialist sectors such as Clinical Express. "Clinical Express saw the largest growth in our healthcare business.

TNT is the market leader in Clinical Express services ¨C a specialist form of express services which provides the right packaging, transportation and customs regulatory requirements to meet the specific needs of clinical trials," said Damien Tan, managing director, TNT Singapore. "TNT was among the pioneers in this sector, and we continually invest in infrastructure, solutions and services for the industry," TNT operates the largest life science- focused regional distribution centre (RDC) in the world in Singapore and the 65,500 square feet facility was opened in 2007 after an investment of more than S$8 million.