SINGAPORE, March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Marken announced today that they were awarded the pharmaceutical industry award of Best Logistics Service Provider at the Annual BioPharma Asia Industry Awards held in conjunction with the 9th Annual BioPharma Asia Convention. A 3-time winner, Marken received the prestigious award at a dinner reception following day one of the convention which drew 2,000+ key industry stakeholders from the Asia Pacific region. Organizations were nominated in eight categories and the industry selected Marken from all other nominees to win the award by a considerable margin. Marken's CEO, Wes Wheeler, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
The BioPharma Asia Convention is Asia's largest biopharma industry gathering and annually attracts over 250 representative exhibitors from pharma, biotech, research institutes and industry thought leaders, solution providers, and investors.
Marken's Dan Bell, Vice President, Regulatory Compliance and Technical Affairs chaired the opening remarks Wednesday on the Supply Chain track of presentations at the convention. Leslie Chaney PhD, Senior Director for Marken and Robin Marcus, Vice President for GlobalCare Clinical Trials, Ltd. will speak today on: How Direct to Patient Strategies are Changing the Landscape of Clinical Trials in Asia.
Michael Culme-Seymour, Marken's Vice President for the Asia Pacific Region, commented on the award, "We are honored to receive this award for the third consecutive year. We are proud to be recognized from a very competitive field of providers in the region. We were selected due to the strength of our people, the innovative logistics solutions we bring, the strength of our client relationships and our demonstrated performance. The clients who voted for us recognize that Marken is committed to the Asia Pacific region by expanding our portfolio of services, increasing our geographic footprint and investing in technology. We recognize that the sensitive nature of our shipments, from patient-specific biological specimens to high value drugs, requires a dedicated and committed team. We thank our loyal employees and are proud to have the best of the best working for Marken. They 'make it happen' for our clients and the patients who will benefit from the work we do."
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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