Research Triangle Park, North Carolina - 05 August 2014 - Marken has opened its newest clinical trials depot in Sao Paulo Brazil. The new depot in Brazil, combined with new depots opening shortly in Chile and Peru, completes Marken’s second-phase global network design. The three new depots in South America also provide the square footage needed for the storage and distribution of clinical trial materials in the Latin America region.
The new Marken depot in Brazil is cGMP/GDP compliant and will be co-located with its logistics operations, near the Congonhas (CGH) Airport. The Brazil facility will also operate under Marken’s global and fully validated 21CFR Part 11 proprietary software, SOLO. The new depot will offer temperature controlled storage at all levels from 2-8 deg C, controlled room temperature and -20C. The depot will offer drug receipt, pick and pack, dispatch and drug return/destruction services.
Gerit Offenhauser, Senior Vice President, Clinical Trials Distribution, said this, “The opening of our newest depot in Brazil brings us one step closer to the completion of our strategic depot growth plan that was put into place two years ago.”
Marken is the leading global clinical supply chain solutions provider dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, supporting over 49,000 clinical investigators in more than 150 countries.