Marken Opens Clinical Trial Logistics Hub in Australia

Marken has announced the opening of a new branch located in Melbourne. The new location joins Sydney and Brisbane as the third Australian hub.

The clinical trial market in Australia continues to expand with over 5.2 million people participating in 10,000 Australian clinical trials over a 10 year period. More than $1 billion is invested in Australian clinical trials each year by both government and industry. Australia is in the top five bio-economies globally, and Australia's biotechnology and life sciences sector continues to show healthy performance for the fifth consecutive year. The industry is expected to continue growing, reaching close to $8B in revenue over the current year.

The Melbourne location provides two levels of offices, warehouse and mezzanine storage with access for larger vehicles delivery and pickups. Temperature controlled rooms and equipment ensure product integrity from pick up to final delivery including a walk in 2-8 C refrigerator, a controlled ambient room of 15-25 degrees plus two -20C freezers and a -30C freezer.

"Our new Operations team along with a fleet of Marken drivers have quickly jump started the service and are already serving the growing client base in that area,” Michael Culme-Seymour, VP Asia Pacific (APAC) Region, said. “This new location will strengthen our emphasis on quality customer service and provide us the opportunity to reach even more patients and with the fastest response times possible."

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