— Opening Joins the Existing Beijing Office for an Expanded Presence in China
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Marken announced today the opening of their brand new office in Shanghai, China. The logistics operations center will serve many of Marken’s pharmaceutical clients in Shanghai, Suzhou and surrounding areas.
The facility is strategically located, as are all of Marken’s branches and depots, to provide regional distribution and supply chain logistics services for pharmaceutical products and medical devices for the clinical trials industry. Located close to both the Hongqiao and Pudong airports, the new office within the Zhangjiang high tech district is also in close proximity to several of Marken’s existing pharma clients. Temperature controlled vehicles will join Marken’s fleet to provide ground transportation for time and temperature sensitive shipments. With Asia now a top clinical trial destination, Marken’s growth in the number of offices, depots and now growing number of full time employees in China is tied to their commitment to provide services and facilities where clients need them to be located. In preparation for this growth, Marken was granted a 12 year license to ship biological samples and drug product within China.
An opening ceremony took place yesterday with Marken’s Chief Executive Officer, Wes Wheeler in attendance, and included many of Marken’s local clients in the area. Wes spoke about the new facility. "We are very proud to welcome the Shanghai team to the global Marken network of offices. These logistical experts bring many years of relevant experience to the organization, and the physical presence of this new office now expands the number of clients Marken can serve within the Asia Pacific region. Our opening of the Shanghai office compliments the existing Beijing office and, combined with a fully certified GDP depot, works together seamlessly to provide complete services to our China-based clients."
Celebrating 35 years, Marken is the world’s only Clinical Logistics Organization (CLO), providing logistic services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device and life sciences industries.
Marken is the leading global clinical supply chain solutions provider dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, supporting over 49,000 clinical investigators in more than 150 countries. Marken integrates depot and logistics into solutions that extend the reach of clinical trials to even the most remote treatment-naive geographies. Marken is 100% dedicated to the clinical research industry and a specialist in the transportation of investigational medical products and medical devices. In addition to services such as the storage and distribution of clinical trial materials and drug products to investigators or the patients directly, Marken maintains a leading position for the shipment of biological samples and offers additional services such as shipment lane qualifications as well as GDP, regulatory and compliance consultancy.