Uncomplicating compliance.
It's not what you know, it's who.


A maze of regulations between you and the world

Operating in an increasingly diverse, global environment, healthcare and life sciences companies must navigate thousands of complex, ever-changing regulations intended to protect the patient. The resulting time and resources required to address regulations, maintain product integrity and monitor security can cost them millions of dollars.

Companies that can manage these challenges and stay ahead of changes:

  • Get to market faster
  • Position themselves to take advantage of global opportunities
  • Avoid losses due to temperature deviations and security breaches
20° C
30% reported change in temperature

According to Cold Chain IQ findings, nearly 30% of individuals surveyed reported temperature excursions in 6% or more of their temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical product.1

Getting past the red tape and to the patient

By relying on a third-party logistics provider with the healthcare regulatory compliance expertise and knowledge to move their products through customs, adhere to strict processes, and manage complex paperwork and documentation, healthcare companies can realize greater efficiencies, maintain product integrity and help to deliver better patient outcomes.

Healthcare companies must adhere to over 35 GxPs that represent thousands of different regulations, guidelines and best practices.2

UPS. The cure for the common supply chain.

UPS can help healthcare companies more easily and economically maintain healthcare regulatory compliance, mitigate risk and optimize their supply chains.

Building trust (with policymakers) through an established rapport and understanding is part of what UPS brings to the table. Your issues become our issues; your successes become our successes. - Chip Meyers, VP, Corporate Public Affairs, UPS


The UPS healthcare quality assurance team manages more than 1,100 licenses to adhere to FDA, EMA, CFDA and TGA regulations. By adding them to your team, they can help your company navigate global regulations, saving you time and money.

more than 170 destinations

from 64 origins

on 5 continents

Cold Chain Expertise
and Product Offerings

Every year, the healthcare and life sciences industry loses hundreds of thousands of dollars due to temperature deviations.

Some of the world’s largest healthcare companies have already worked with us on their most complex shipments to reduce their risk and maintain the integrity of their products.

UPS manages thousands of temperature-sensitive shipments with flexible air, ocean and ground options for parcel and freight from 64 origins to more than 170 destinations. Our healthcare-dedicated team can help your company with quality assurance, documentation and cold chain monitoring.

Calgary, AB
Los Angeles, CA
Reno, NV
Winnipeg, MB
Mexico City, MX
Dallas, TX
Memphis, TN
Atlanta, GA
Louisville, KY
Durham, NC
Harrisburg, PA
Newark, DE
Toronto, ON
Mount Pearl, NL
San Juan, PR
Bogota, CO
Goiania, BR
São Paulo, BR
Santiago, CL
Madrid, ES
Bedfordshire, UK
Roermond, NL
Venlo, NL
Milan, IT
Rome, IT
Budapest, HU
Singapore, SG
Hangzhou, CN
Shanghai, CN
Sydney, AU

Worldwide Visibility

Security breaches continue to grow every year, costing healthcare companies millions of dollars. In order to protect your products, we offer advanced monitoring through UPS’s global control towers. This helps ensure the visibility and security of your company’s high-value healthcare merchandise. Plus, it gives us the ability to intervene to maintain product integrity based on transportation milestones and product needs.

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60% identify regulatory compliance as a top concern.

40% report success in addressing compliance.


44% report cost management as a top concern.


38% report success in addressing cost management.

Get key insights into:

State of Healthcare: Economic overview and industry trends, cost management and healthcare supply chain disruption
Risk Factors: The evolving regulatory environment and product protection requirements
Strategies for Overcoming Risk: Technology investment, collaboration, and expertise
Opportunities: Global expansion, channel and distribution strategies, and home healthcare
Regional Spotlights: Findings from Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America and Western Europe

1 Cold Chain IQ 2012

2 Orphan Drug Report 2013