RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Marken today announced the launch of its customized, on-line booking tool specifically for investigator sites. The application or App was built as a new service for investigators which simplifies the booking of a sample export shipment from their own local computer or smart phone. The App, now called Allegro was developed in-house by Marken programmers using pre-built templates which allow investigator sites to book sample shipments with only a few simple key strokes. This allows biological samples which require very fast delivery times to reach their destinations without delay.
Allegro will be available to all Latin America sites this month. Once new translations are available, the app will be introduced to the Asia Pacific regions as well as Europe later in 2016.
During Marken's initial survey of more than 1400 investigator sites in Latin America, an overwhelming number of sites expressed strong interest to have access to online data and tools to more easily manage their logistics online. Marken responded immediately with Allegro which has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese. The downloadable App populates all of the required fields into an order to make scheduling and export documentation an easy process, specific to a particular clinical trial and to each investigator site. Participating sites will receive step-by-step instructions and Marken has also dedicated a toll free phone hotline to aid investigator sites which have questions.
Wes Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Interest has been incredibly strong so far since the launch of our new investigator site tool. From the outset, 154 survey respondents indicated that such an App would be welcomed but we already have 386 registered users in the first few months in Mexico alone. We have worked with our central lab clients on this project and are pleased that we have a service which simplifies the shipping process for them. We will continue to seek new technology to further expand our services, systems, and operations for the 49,000 investigator sites in our network."
Marken is the only patient-centric supply chain organization 100% dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. Marken maintains the leading position for Direct to Patient services and biological sample shipments, and offers a state of the art GMP-compliant depot network and logistic hubs in 43 locations worldwide. Marken's 630 staff members manage 50,000 drug and biological shipments every month at all temperature ranges in more than 150 countries. Additional services such as biological kit production, ancillary material sourcing, storage and distribution, shipment lane verification and qualifications, as well as GDP, regulatory and compliance consultancy add to Marken's unique position in the pharma and logistics industry.
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