News | December 7, 2011

Marken Launches Solo™ For Management Of Clinical Trials Distribution

Newly validated system will be used to operate its global depot facilities

Marken announced recently the launch of Solo™, their proprietary web based system used to manage the unique regulatory, inventory and operational supply chain complexities of clinical trials. The system, which has been developed exclusively for Marken, is designed to manage all aspects of Marken's global depot network including: receipt of clinical supplies and kits, dispatches, returns, warehouse movements and QA releases. Solo™ is a secure, validated*, web-based system which is fully accessible to Marken's clients on a 24/7 basis from any location in the world. Additionally, Marken has designed Solo™ to integrate with multiple client-directed IXR (Interactive Reporting) systems.

"We are pleased to offer this new system to our growing number of pharmaceutical clients", said Frank Wright, Interim President, Clinical Trials Distribution at Marken. "Solo is a very unique and fit for purpose application which incorporates all of our client's requirements for remote storage and distribution of their clinical trial supplies. We are also excited to be launching Solo as we manage an increasing number of depots around the world".

Solo™ is purpose-built to allow a high degree of customization supporting the dynamic needs of Marken's pharmaceutical client base. The system is being launched just as Marken is opening its third fully owned and staffed depot facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

"We welcome the pharmaceutical industry to discuss their global distribution needs for pharmaceutical logistics and supply chain management with us", said Wes Wheeler, CEO of Marken LLC. "We are uniquely positioned to grow with the industry's need for management of time critical, temperature critical and complex shipments of their clinical supplies. We are committed to providing fully validated facilities in strategic centers around the world from which clinical trials can be managed"

About Marken
Marken is the leading global clinical supply chain service provider dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, supporting over 6,000 investigator sites in more than 100 countries. With decades of experience in the logistics, transport and distribution of temperature sensitive life saving pharmaceuticals, clinical trial supplies and specimen collection; Marken integrates depot and logistics services into solutions that extend the reach of clinical trials to even the most remote treatment naïve geographies. Our team members and network of facilities bridge the distance between patients and the essential resources of life science companies.

*validated in accordance with 21 CFR part 11

SOURCE: Marken