28 May 2012, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: Marken, a global clinical supply chain service provider dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, has opened its first office in Seoul, South Korea. The office will manage customer service operations and offer local service to its customers who currently operate in the country. Marken currently operates in the country through its partners. This new office has been created recognizing that Korea represents a large and growing base of clinical trials, a growing number of pharmaceutical companies and an impressive number of pharmaceutical manufacturing centers.
The new office will be managed by Ms Linda Kim, a specialist in clinical logistics.
"We are pleased to finally have a permanent location in Seoul," said Mr Wes Wheeler, chief executive, Marken. "We expect to see continued growth in clinical trials in Korea but more importantly we see an opportunity to help our clients with time and temperature sensitive drug product and active ingredient which are biologically manufactured."