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June 16, 2016

Take a Virtual Tour of the New Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

Video: The new Orbis MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital - conversion, painting, & virtual tour of the plane. Also see designs and stories about how they did it.

May 2, 2016

Contingency Planning for Pharmaceuticals Imports

Avoiding clearance delays is critical for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals shipments since they risk being spoiled at the port of clearance if no cold chain infrastructure is available. FedEx Express has been investing in cold chain areas at airports to maintain the integrity of delayed international healthcare air shipments. As a matter of fact, the FedEx Express

April 26, 2016

FedEx Helps Teen Launch Experiment into Space

Anna-Sophia Boguraev has been fascinated with space since she was four years old.  Thirteen years later she watched as her very own lab experiment was launched into space on SpaceX 8 to the International Space Station (ISS). Anna-Sophia’s experiment was chosen out of 700 entries in the inaugural Genes in Space competition, which challenges high-school

March 29, 2016

FedEx Strengthens Healthcare Portfolio with Opening of Cold Chain Center Memphis

Richard Smith VP Global Trade Services In today’s evolving healthcare industry, temperature matters. It’s estimated that 25 percent of healthcare shipments are temperature sensitive, meaning a rise or a dip in temperature could render a shipment unusable. These materials, such as crucial pharmaceuticals or critical vaccines, are entrusted to FedEx every day, and we deliver.

March 9, 2016

Developing Shipping Solutions for Pharmerging Markets

Pharmaceutical markets can be divided into three categories: mature markets, pharmerging markets and underdeveloped markets. The term “pharmerging” is a word that combines pharmaceutical industry and emerging markets. It is used by consultants to describe high-growth pharmaceutical markets, which are generally characterized by a double-digit compound annual growth rate. Within the pharmerging category, China alone accounts for

January 21, 2016

FedEx Accomplishes a First for Commercial Aviation

When a FedEx 757 landed on Kennedy Space Center’s three-mile shuttle runway, it accomplished something no other commercial aircraft had before.  It became the first commercial carrier to land on the strip, signifying the start of a new collaboration between FedEx and the space industry. “What we’re going through now is the privatization of space,” said

December 28, 2015

An In-depth Look at PREDICT for FDA Import Clearance

Have you ever heard of PREDICT for FDA import clearance? When a shipment regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) arrives at the US border, there are two options: It can either be released immediately by the federal agency without further examination, or it can experience a delay at the American port of entry.

November 10, 2015

Crossing U.S. Borders: Facilitating the Clearance of Critical Healthcare Shipments

Healthcare supply chains are becoming increasingly global and complex. Biopharma products are often manufactured in one part of the world and sold in another, while clinical trials are conducted in remote populations with limited access to medicine. As a result, healthcare shipments have to cross borders and even continents for package contents to reach final