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Marken Commissions New and Expanded London Operational Hub

3/27/2012 11:29:16 AM

PARIS, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marken announced today that it has completed all commissioning work for its new operational hub in Feltham, UK. The new location at 648 River Gardens in Feltham is within 4 miles (6 KM) of Heathrow Airport and part of the North Feltham Trading Estate Industrial Centre.

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The 18.5k sq ft facility is completely occupied by Marken operational personnel and will be one of the company's flagship facilities joining an expanding network. The facility is equipped with space for product staging, re-icing, automatic scanning, quarantined goods, secure storage for dangerous goods, import and export operations and IT support. It will also have ample office space for the London branch operations which also has responsibility for all clients operating within the UK and Ireland.

"This new facility is in direct response to recent expansion requirements in the UK to support our growing client base," said CEO, Wes Wheeler. "We have designed this facility to accommodate all of the needs of the life science industry including inbound shipments of clinical samples and outbound shipments of drug product, active pharmaceutical ingredients and patient kits. We have allowed ample room for growth and for expanded services. We are very excited to be upgrading our facilities in the UK."

Nigel Connolly of Marken remarked, "Our move to North Feltham Trading Estate expands our European resources to support increasing client demand on our already extensive pharmaceutical service depot network."

The facility boasts 9000 sq ft of warehouse storage, 600 sq ft of controlled ambient storage, over 1400 sq ft of secured and caged controlled substance storage and over 250 cubic feet state of the art monitored walk in cold and frozen storage space dedicated to support the life science industry. Combined with our new offices and facilities in Asia-pacific, India and the Americas, Marken is among the fastest growing Life science supply chain companies in the industry.

About Marken

Marken is the leading global clinical supply chain service provider dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, supporting over 49,000 investigators in more than 150 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 naive geographies. Our team members and network of facilities bridge the distance between patients and the essential resources of life science companies.


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