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Super Typhoon Mangkhut

With winds exceeding 250 kilometers per hour, Super Typhoon Mangkhut is bearing down across Southeast Asia. As the storm nears Hong Kong this weekend, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) expects to lift the T8 warning signal (the second highest in severity).   Marken...

  • Super Typhoon Mangkhut

    With winds exceeding 250 kilometers per hour, Super Typhoon Mangkhut is bearing down across Southeast Asia. As the storm nears Hong Kong this weekend, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) expects to lift the T8 warning signal (the second highest in severity).   Marken is continuously monitoring shipments in and out of the region.  For information on… Read more »

  • Hurricane Florence (U.S. East Coast)

    As of Monday, September 10, the National Weather Service had upgraded Hurricane Florence to a Category 4 storm capable of catastrophic damage for the East Coast. As the storm strengthens, it is expected to make an impact with the Carolinas on Thursday, September 13. Marken has contingency plans in place for shipments located the region.… Read more »

  • Tropical Storm Gordon

    Marken has already put contingency plans into place to reroute shipments and personnel to minimize any impact and to ensure the safety of our team members.  Clients may reach out to a local Marken office for updates on a particular shipment. Forecasts indicate Tropical Storm Gordon is strengthening and estimated to make contact with the… Read more »

  • Typhoon Jebi

    Marken is continuously monitoring shipments in and out of the region.  For information on shipments moving in and out of the region, please contact your local Marken office for more details about the contingency plans that are already in place to reduce impact on shipments. According to recent reports, Jebi is one of the strongest Typhoons to hit… 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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