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McKesson BioServices 

14665 Rothgeb Drive

Rockville  Maryland  20850  U.S.A.
Phone: 888-4-MBS-BIO-462-7246 or 301-315-8460 Fax: 301-340-0508

McKesson BioServices, part of the McKesson Health Solutions business unit, is a leader in the management, packaging and labeling, analytical testing, storage and distribution of clinical trial materials and biological specimens covering preclinical through Phase IV clinical studies. McKesson BioServices is a professional contract services business founded to meet the needs of an expanding biomedical services market, earning a reputation for responsiveness to client needs and technical excellence. As a partner in support of the research and development efforts of the U.S. government, universities, contract research organizations (CROs), pharmaceutical and biotech industries, we provide the following services:

  • Clinical Supply Management
  • FDA registered, cGMP compliant Facility
  • Packaging and Labeling
    o Blister/Bottle Packaging with senior friendly/child resistant packaging capabilities
    o Clinical Label Design
    o Automated Vial Labeling
    o Kit Assembly
    o DEA license to handle controlled substances
  • Controlled Temperature Storage
    o Room Temperature (20°C to 25°C)
    o Refrigerated (2°C to 8°C)
    o Freezer (-10°C to -25°C)
    o Ultra-low Freezer (-70°C to -85°C)
  • Distribution worldwide
  • Analytical Laboratory
    o Method development and validation
    o Analysis of drug substances, excipients and finished solid and oral dosage forms
    o Stability storage and testing
    o ID and release testing
    o Cleaning verification
    o Analysis of controlled substances (Schedules I-V)
    o Microbiological testing
  • Validation Services
    o Shipping configuration
    o Controlled temperature storage space
    o Freezers and refrigerators

  • Commercial Product Acquisition/Comparator Agents
  • European Affiliate: DHP Ltd.

  • Biological Specimen Management
  • Controlled Temperature Storage
    o Refrigerated (2°C to 8°C)
    o Freezer (-10°C to -25°C)
    o Ultra-low Freezer (-70°C to -95°C)
    o Liquid Nitrogen (-135°C to -196°C)
  • Distribution worldwide
  • IATA trained personnel
  • Specimen Collection Kit Assembly
  • Barcode Label Production
  • Biological Laboratory Services
    o Specimen Cataloging and Archiving
    o Aliquoting
    o Blood Processing
    o DNA and RNA Extraction
    o Buccal Cell Processing
  • Cell Bank Storage

  • Direct-to-Patient Pharmacy Services
  • Patient Assistance and Compassionate Need Programs
  • Promotional Programs
  • Phase IV Studies
  • Prescription Filling and Distribution (ship nationwide)
  • Controlled Substances License

  • Commercial Distribution of Temperature-Sensitive and Time-Sensitive Products, including emergency distribution

  • Regulatory Affairs

    Key Management:

    Richard A. Zakour, Ph.D., General Manager
    Ted Miller, Sr. Vice President, Quality Assurance/Quality Control

    Pharmaceutical Services Division
    Jayant Shukla, Ph.D., Vice President, Pharmaceutical Services Division
    Anita M. Dopkosky, R.Ph., Vice President, Sales & Marketing
    Donald Nolde, Director of Sales

    Biological Services Division
    Steve Lindenfelser, Vice President, Biological Services Division
    Scott Hixon, Manager, Commercial Biological Services

    Government Services Division
    Phil Baird, M.S., Vice President, Operations and Business Development
    Bobbie Peterson, M.S., Director of Business Development

    McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) is a Fortune 20 healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality healthcare by reducing costs, streamlining processes and improving the quality and safety of patient care. Over the course of its 170 history, McKesson has grown to provide pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management across the spectrum of care; healthcare information for hospitals, homecare and payors; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payors designed to improve outcomes for patients. McKesson Health Solutions business unit offers integrated technologies and services for the payor, provider, and pharmaceutical manufacturer markets.

    Last Updated: 01-13-04

    Key Statistics

    Ownership: Subsidiary

    Web Site: McKesson BioServices
    Employees: 300 (BioServices); 24,000+ parent company
    Symbol: MCK

  • Company News
    Informedix, Inc. And McKesson BioServices (MCK) To Distribute Co-Branded Medication Dispensing Electronic Diary Device, 'McKesson Med-eMonitor'; Device Simplifies Clinical Trials, Cuts Costs And Improves Accuracy Of Results10/19/2005 5:12:42 PM
    Informedix, Inc. And McKesson BioServices (MCK) Co-Present Their Integrated Technology Platform For Clinical Studies At CSSG Conference10/19/2005 5:12:03 PM
    InforMedix And McKesson BioServices (MCK) Co-Present Their Integrated Technology Platform For Clinical Studies At PARCS Conference10/19/2005 5:11:55 PM
    Informedix, Inc. And McKesson BioServices (MCK) To Provide Clinical Study Services For Diabetic Patients At St. Vincent Healthcare10/19/2005 5:11:50 PM
    Informedix, Inc. And McKesson BioServices (MCK) Forge Strategic Alliance To Provide Turnkey Solution For Clinical Trials10/19/2005 5:11:45 PM
    McKesson Awarded JCAHO Accreditation10/19/2005 5:11:03 PM
    Fisher Scientific International Inc.'s (FSH) Second-Quarter Sales And Earnings Reach All-Time High; Company Completes Acquisition Of McKesson BioServices (MCK) And Announces Acquisitions Of Lancaster Laboratories And Cellomics, Inc.10/19/2005 5:09:05 PM
    McKesson Corporation To Sell BioServices Unit To Fisher Scientific International Inc. (FSH); $60 Million10/19/2005 5:08:52 PM