RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marken announced today the opening of a new office and its own legal entity in Sao Paulo, Brazil as part of their ongoing expansion in Latin America. The expansion further confirms Marken's position in the clinical trials market within this important region. Claudia Tofaneto, Country Manager for Marken, leads a dedicated team as they expertly service more than 1000 clinical trial investigator sites throughout Brazil.
Wes Wheeler, Chief Executive Office for Marken, said this about the new development, "Adding Marken's new office and staff, combined with our own legal entity, once again illustrates our commitment to the region and the clinical trials sector. We now have a global footprint of 36 locations which gives us access and full visibility to all investigator sites throughout the world. Our new office in San Paulo allows us to further tailor our services to the needs of our customers and investigator sites in Brazil."
At the same time, three new depots are nearing completion in South America, which will bring the global total to 10 GMP-compliant, purpose-built depots within Marken's network. The new depots in Chile, Peru, and Brazil will add almost 20,000 square feet (1,860 sq m) of space to Marken's pharmaceutical depot network, bringing Marken's total square footage depot capabilities to over 100,000 square feet (9,300 sq m) globally. These three additional depots in South America combine to provide optimum coverage of all investigator sites in this very important clinical trials region.
Wes Wheeler went on to say, "Our dedication to the pharmaceutical and clinical trial industry allows us to build and expand our network as our clients require. In the last 3 years, we have upgraded many of our branch locations, built two new IT operating systems and added significant infrastructure to our global operation. We continue to seek guidance from our clients on what new services are required in order to provide a complete clinical trials logistics experience. We tailor our strategy and tactics to meet these needs. The addition of our new Brazil office, three new depots and our growing portfolio of services demonstrate our commitment to the industry."
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. Marken integrates depot and logistics into solutions that extend the reach of clinical trials to even the most remote treatment-naive geographies.