News | January 18, 2012

Marken Expands Clinical Trial Distribution Expertise

Dr. Andrea Zobel joins Marken's expanding team of Clinical Supply Chain experts

Marken is pleased to announce that Dr. Andrea Zobel has joined Marken in the new role of Senior Director, CTD Operations. In this capacity she will assume responsibility for all activities within the growing network of Marken operated Clinical Trial Depots once they are completed and qualified for use and will also manage the relationship with Marken's affiliate depot network.

Dr. Zobel is a biochemist by training and spent her early career in drug development as a scientist in various academic institutes and then in Preclinical Development in the biopharmaceutical industry. She has a deep knowledge of managing strategic partnerships within the pharmaceutical industry, specialist knowledge in managing clinical trials logistics worldwide but particularly within Europe and a passion for professional Project Management.

"We are excited to welcome Andrea to our team, her expertise and knowledge of the industry further strengthens the market leadership of Marken's Clinical Trial Distribution service line." Marken CEO, Wes Wheeler commented, "Our continued enhancement of our purpose build Pharmaceutical Service Depot network establishes Marken as the clear choice for innovative global clinical supply chain solutions."

As the premium provider of life science logistics solutions, Marken reinforces its commitment to the Clinical Trial Distribution (CTD) business by accelerating the creation of its global network of Clinical Trial Depots. The company plans to significantly expand its current owned and operated network of depots in 2012 and is supported by an extensive network of specialist third party depot service providers.

Dr. Zobel will be based in the new Marken Berlin office, which is scheduled to begin operations in the first quarter of 2012.

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.

SOURCE: Marken