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Marken Launches New Bluetooth Technology for Clinical Shipments
Roambee Will Increase Visibility of Assets and Shipments in Real Time
Research Triangle Park, NC, April 23, 2019 – Marken announced today the addition of Roambee monitoring technology to their packaging portfolio in order to provide increased end to end visibility throughout the supply chain for valuable clinical product shipments. Roambee devices will be affixed to Marken‘s packaging fleet and will allow shipments to be more visible at certain staging locations throughout the clinical supply chain.
The investment in Roambee real-time monitoring technology provides the platform for growth and expansion for shipment visibility. The advantage of having the packaging fleet equipped with Roambee sensors is that Marken can continuously scan, identify, locate and re-deploy assets faster and in a more cost effective way, as well as monitor the location, condition, and security of products travelling with them. This integrated solution meets industry qualification standards for data integrity and temperature assurance and will provide added visibility within the Marken network. The service will also be extended to clients for whom Marken manages their owned reusable packaging fleet. The validated GPS and temperature monitor validated devices are sized so that they can be utilized for even the smallest of packages and offer a price-competitive solution for any kind, size, and value of shipment. Marken can provide instant details to clients who need to know, in real time, that a definitive delivery date has been met.
Wes Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We have seen an incredible growth in the number of sensitive shipments that demand real time tracking and we understand that clients expect tracking technology for shipments of any value in today’s industry. As the value of clinical products continues to climb, our clients are asking Marken to manage and track their shipments as a standard value-added service. The Roambee solution, when added to our already well established Sentry technology solution, will provide an increased level of supply chain security which our clients have come to expect from us.”
Sanjay Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of Roambee said, “We are delighted to partner with Marken to deliver an on-demand visibility solution using a combination of our BeeBeacon sensors and cloud-based machine learning platform. Using reliable data collection and integrated shipment analytics, we will not only provide a verifiable chain of custody globally, but also deliver business intelligence for real-time decision making.”
Marken is a wholly owned subsidiary of UPS. Marken is the only patient-centric supply chain organization 100% dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. Marken maintains the leading position for Direct to Patient and Home Health care services, biological sample shipments and offers a state-of-the-art GMP-compliant depot network and logistic hubs in 48 locations worldwide for clinical trial material storage and distribution. Marken’s more than 900 staff members manage 55,000 drug and biological shipments every month at all temperature ranges in more than 150 countries. Additional services such as biological kit production, ancillary material sourcing, storage and distribution, shipment lane verification and qualifications, as well as GDP, regulatory and compliance consultancy add to Marken’s unique position in the pharma and logistics industry.