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  • We Understand Time is Precious – Choose an Agile Supply Chain Partner When Every Minute Counts

    CHALLENGE A global specialty pharmaceutical company contacted Marken’s team in Singapore late one night needing logistics assistance with an urgent clinical shipment. The company needed to ship a dose of an antifungal drug to a patient in Islamabad, Pakistan suffering with a life-threatening hematologic disease. At the time, the drug was unavailable in Pakistan and… Read more »

  • Winter Storm Jayden (U.S.)

    As of Tuesday, Winter Storm Jayden forced the cancellation of more than 1,300 flights and triggered states of emergency in several states. The winter storm brought blizzard-like conditions to the Midwest and is expected to bring snow to the South and Northeast U.S. ahead of polar vortex blast.   Marken has put contingency plans into effect… Read more »

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  • Personalized Logistics Solutions for Virtual and Hybrid Clinical Trials

    The pharmaceutical industry is moving toward siteless/hybrid clinical trials. Implementing such complex studies requires participation from all members of the supply chain and the support of an experienced service provider that can ensure the development of appropriate protocol designs.   Patient Centricity and the Growing Interest in Siteless/Hybrid Trials In virtual or siteless trials, patients do… Read more »

  • Hurricane Lane

    As Hurricane Lane advances towards Hawaii, the anticipated impact of the Category 4 storm on air and surface transportation has prompted restrictions as the islands brace for flooding, surges and damaging winds. Marken has contingency plans in place for shipments located the region. Clients may reach out to their local Marken office for information on… Read more »

  • Marken Launches New Website Highlighting Clinical Supply Chain Solutions

    Website Reinforces Marken’s Leading Position within Industry Research Triangle Park, NC, August 23, 2018 – Marken recently launched a new website with fresh content, features and innovative search options, reflecting the company‘s leading position within the clinical supply chain industry. As the partner of choice for the clinical trials industry and the clinical supply chain… Read more »

  • Typhoon Soulik and Typhoon Cimarron

    According to recent forecasts, Typhoon Soulik will sweep across South Korea with flooding rain and damaging winds into Friday (August 24). Hundreds of flights have been canceled in South Korea and many businesses throughout the country will be closed as a result of the storm. Typhoon Cimarron is expected to cross western Japan on Thursday… Read more »

  • Marken Offers First Hybrid Service From Brazil to USA

    Approval by ANVISA Paves the Way for use of UPS Flight from Viracopos Airport Research Triangle Park, NC, August 21, 2018 – Marken announced today that Brazil’s ANVISA has approved shipments of biological samples from Sao Paulo’s Viracopos airport to the United States using the UPS airline. The pilot program approved by the Brazilian authorities… Read more »

  • Navigating Extreme Weather to Collect and Deliver Critical Samples

    CHALLENGE Marken had been working with a client for several years on a study which treats babies with immune disorders. One baby in Boston was suffering from a severe immune deficiency and was in Phase II of a clinical trial using an interferon-gamma compound. The client scheduled a shipment for pickup in Boston to be… Read more »

  • Expanded Access: Coordinating Complex Deliveries of Lifesaving Clinical Drugs

    CHALLENGE A very sick pediatric patient in Cordoba, Argentina, needed a compassionate use drug that required a highly trained medical professional to carefully inject the clinical drug into the brain on a specific time and day. Expanded access programs, sometimes referred to as compassionate use, allow eligible patients to receive an investigational medical product outside… Read more »

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