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Dublin hub will handle clinical trial materials (CTMs) of all temperature ranges
Marken (RTP, NC) has been continually upgrading capacities and capabilities worldwide for managing clinical trial logistics for the past several years; the latest upgrades are in Dublin and Singapore.
In Dublin, it has opened what it calls a “distribution hub” to store CTMs for trials or for packaging in that country. The facility has a 15-25°C space, a 2-8°C refrigerator and a -20°C walk-in freezer. It is located adjacent to Dublin International Airport. “The new facility allows us to expand our existing services by offering clients a full service staging and distribution solution at the airport,” says Wes Walker, CEO. “This new cold chain hub will operate as all Marken facilities using Maestro for shipment bookings and tracking worldwide.”Marken Maestro is a comprehensive online booking and tracking system designed specifically for the pharmaceutical and life science industries.
In Singapore, the company has announced that its depot has been certified to ISO 13485 standards for medical device kit building, both sterile and non-sterile. The company has implemented a quality management system, combined with process controls and documentation procedures, all certified following a two-day audit. The depot handles regional distribution of life sciences products in clinical trials, and is already ISO-9001-compliant.
A month earlier, Marken also announced the appointment of Michael Culme-Seymour as VP, Asia Pacific, overseeing the Singapore operations as well as others in South Asia and China. Culme-Seymour has prior experience with Fischer Road Express Pte. Ltd., DHL and others.