Marken Announces the Opening of a Directly Owned Clinical Trial Supply Depot in Singapore

By Marken, PRNE
Sunday, March 6, 2011

Marken, a Leading Life Science Logistics Specialist, has increased presence and capability in Singapore.

LONDON, March 7, 2011 - As part of Marken's continued expansion of services in the APAC region,
they have relocated and expanded their Singapore office to further support
clients' needs for specialty logistics services. This expansion incorporates
a new directly owned, purpose-built Singapore depot to support growing
customer demand for Investigational Medical Product distribution.

The new GMP compliant facility enables clients to leverage Marken's
global expertise in Life Science logistics while adding key Life Science
specialty services for their programs in the Asia Pacific and Middle East
regions. In recent presentation to Marken employees, Gerard Barba, CEO of
Marken announced, "The opening of our directly owned depot in Singapore sets
the corner stone of an expanding global network of GMP compliant distribution
centers for Marken."

The new 14,500 sq. ft. Clinical Trial Supply Depot offers the full range
of secured storage conditions including:

    -- Secured Controlled Drug (ambient)
    -- 15 - 25C (controlled ambient)
    -- -2 - 8C (cold storage)
    -- -20C (frozen)
    -- -80C (deep frozen)

Clinical Trial Logistics services offered:

    -- Storage and distribution
    -- Drug returns and destruction
    -- Kit building
    -- Biological specimen storage in ultra low freezers - short and long

In delivering specialty logistics services to the Asia Pacific market,
Marken draws upon over 30 years of experience in providing premium
transportation and Life Science logistics services worldwide. The expanded
Marken office in Singapore provides Life Science material logistics and
Clinical Trial Supply management for Pharmaceutical and Biotech customers
throughout the Asia Pacific region. This represents Marken's latest
investment in the region, which in 2010 saw the opening of a new office in

About Marken

Founded in 1980, Marken is focused on supporting the logistics of Life
Science companies. They manage the global collection, transportation, storage
and distribution of specimens and clinical trial supplies. Additionally
through their depot network, Marken supports regional storage and
distribution of Life Science materials. Marken's team members and network of
facilities bridge the distance between patients and the essential resources
of Life Science companies.

Elan Josielewski, Elan.Josielewski at, +1-347-855-3526

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