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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 cli...

  • 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 »

  • Marken Opens Clinical Trial Logistics Hub in Melbourne, Australia

    Third Australian Location Positions Supply Chain Provider as Industry Leader for Key Clients Research Triangle Park, NC, July 31, 2018 – Marken announced today the opening of a new branch located in Melbourne. The new location joins Sydney and Brisbane as the third Australian hub and solidifies the company’s position as the leader in Australia… Read more »

  • Marken Offers Unique Clinical Logistics Services in Russia

    Customer Solutions Center and Hybrid Services to and from Europe are First in Industry Research Triangle Park, NC, July 26, 2018 – Marken announced the opening of a Customer Solutions Center within their existing Moscow depot to support all clinical trial investigator sites across Russia.  In addition, Marken has begun their unique hybrid service for… Read more »

  • Speed and Flexibility to Deliver Temperature-Sensitive Immunotherapies Anywhere

    CHALLENGE Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. In recent years, immunotherapy has emerged as a promising treatment to potentially change the way this disease is treated and the research to find a cure. A specialty pharmaceutical company investigating prostate cancer treatments launched a Phase III, randomized, double blind… Read more »

  • Ready Anytime with a Global Cryogenic Capacity to Bring Therapies to Market

    CHALLENGE An international pharmaceutical company engaged in a Phase II, multicenter trial for pediatric patients with Leukemia reached out to Marken for expertise with sensitive, cryogenic shipments. With less than 100 participants, the study required T cells (apheresis material) to be shipped from patients to manufacturing sites at 2-8 ºC within 28 hours. Over the… Read more »

  • Australia: Imports of Placebos and Clinical Trial Kits Now Duty Free

    As of July 1, 2018, imports into Australia of clinical trial kits containing placebos or a combination of medicines and placebos are duty-free. A recent update to the Australian Customs Tariff[i] introduced new “Free” rate of duty provisions for clinical trial kits and placebos under Schedule 4, item 56. The kits and placebos covered under the new… Read more »

  • Dry Ice Shortage

    Europe is currently experiencing some issues with availability of dry ice (CO2) in some locations. However, Marken has sufficient access to stocks of dry ice through our primary suppliers and has a network of back-up suppliers already in place as well.  The shortage is not expected to impact Marken’s ability to transport shipments needing dry… Read more »

  • Cancelled Lufthansa Flights (Frankfurt, Germany)

    Several Lufthansa flights and trucks with continental destinations have been cancelled from Frankfurt Airport until Monday, June 18.  Marken has implemented contingency plans to avoid impacts to your shipments by using other airlines and alternative routings via Munich Airport.  Please contact marken.fra.ops@marken.com if you have any further questions. 

  • Marken Moves Chicago Operations To New Full Service Location

    Logistics Hub Relocated and Expanded to Serve Local Clinical Trial Clients Research Triangle Park, NC, June 12, 2018 – Marken announced today the relocation of its Chicago logistics hub into a new, larger facility with close proximity to Chicago’s O’Hare (ORD) Airport. The new full-service facility is equipped with state-of-the-art cold chain technology including: a… Read more »

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