19. February 2021 | Press release
Biocair delivers COVID-19 vaccines to the frontlines in South Africa
19 February 2021 - Biocair’s global team of logistics experts have worked around the clock transporting the first 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from Belgium to Johannesburg and immediately deploying it throughout South Africa, with all doses arriving at their destinations on time and in perfect condition.
Leonard Lazarus, Africa and India Regional Director, comments:
“Firstly I would like to thank the global scientific community for their heroic efforts in developing COVID-19 vaccines within such a short space of time. The past few days have served as a true testament to the dedication, care and knowledge of each and every Biocair employee in delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to the people of South Africa.”
Under strict time and temperature-sensitive conditions, Biocair, the global specialist in life sciences logistics, worked alongside trusted partners in managing the deployment of the vaccines across all nine provinces in the country.
Speaking about the project, Vincent Howard, Chief Operating Officer, comments:
"This is another clear demonstration of Biocair’s commitment and contribution to global health, and ultimately reflects why we exist. Our team in South Africa have truly embodied the values and mission of Biocair.”
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Biocair has ensured the continuity of the life sciences supply chain, implementing new solutions 24/7 to ensure our customers’ critical shipments are transported both safely and effectively.
Biocair is a global specialist courier with over 35 years of dedicated experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science sectors. Specifically, we provide dedicated, specialised logistics services – both the systems and the people – for the scientific sector and our services are the most comprehensive of its kind available on the market.
The company has built up a unique, client-centric approach by employing scientists in front-line logistics positions and assembling a team of best-in-class industry experts in quality, cold chain and regulatory compliance amongst others. Biocair focuses on providing the most comprehensive time-sensitive and temperature-controlled logistics services available whilst delivering flexible, tailored, cost effective solutions to all clients.
The Biocair network spans more than 850 locations in over 160 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Biocair works to GDP standards across its network of global offices.