Meet Alex Landowski, Founder at 24/7 Medical Courier: Medical Logistics

Tell us about Medical Logistics

Medical Logistics are London’s only 24/7 medical courier, providing high-quality medical services to customers no matter where they are. This includes mobile clinical services, sample collection, screening and clinical consultations, Blood tests, Covid tests, IV drips, vaccines, employee screenings and health checks. We also transport time-critical deliveries from blood transfusions, blood samples, tissues, swabs, medication and X-rays.

How did you come up with the idea for the company?

Before starting the company in 2016, I had been working in the medical courier industry for 10 years. It all started when I came to the UK from Poland in 2010, with only £200, a bicycle and the aim to pay off my debt. With perseverance, I became London’s fastest medical bicycle courier and worked my way up, resulting in me becoming one of the company’s youngest senior operations controllers.

Throughout my career, I recognised a lack of innovation and the need for progression. However, making such big changes internally wasn’t possible so I decided to take the plunge and quit my job to start my own business.

In addition, my personal experience of my wife’s urgent medical needs inspired me to start Medical Logistics. When my wife was 8 months pregnant, she was experiencing internal bleeding and needed to see a nurse for blood flow testing. This experience was made highly stressful when we were given an excessive window of 10 am – 6 pm to wait for a nurse who never arrived. This made me realise that patients needed the option to get urgent medical tests done quickly and I decided to address this gap in the market.

How has the company evolved over the last couple of years?

Within a few years, Medical Logistics has grown to become a multi-million-pound company and leader in our field. As a company, we’ve put an increasing amount of focus on sustainability and made significant investments into emission-free solutions such as drone technology and an electric fleet of medical vehicles. I wanted to ensure that we take advantage of technological advancements to improve efficiency and help more patients as a result.

Therefore, we have been instrumental in the UK’s first drone flight corridor trial that delivered medical cargo to an NHS hospital. We believe that drones have the power to help take pressure off the struggling NHS and the medical industry in general. Drones can help remove various barriers from icy weather conditions and traffic issues, which is especially important when transporting time-critical items. As part of our evolution, we’ve opened Medical Laboratories, our new lab that enables us to provide an end-to-end testing service.

What can we hope to see from Medical Logistics in the future?

Our vision for the future is to remain at the forefront of our field and continue to drive innovation in medical logistics. To achieve this, we aim to dominate the medical courier space in London and the M25 area and leverage cutting-edge drone technology to help save time, lives and the planet.

That’s why now we are currently seeking a private healthcare partner to collaborate with us on a similar ground-breaking drone project we pioneered with NHS. Once the project is successful, we plan to establish a commercial agreement for flying medical drones in the UK, with the partner becoming the world’s first company to offer this revolutionary service.