Clinical logistics providers World Courier and Marken build out new capabilities
World Courier and Marken, competitors in the clinical logistics market, both recently announced additions to their service offerings catering to their research and commercial clients.
In Marken’s case, a partnership with OnAsset Intelligence (Irving, TX) brings the latter’s FlightSafe Sentry system into Marken’s packaging and delivery services. The Sentry device and IT platform provides wireless communication of temperature, location, container integrity and other conditions; the FlightSafe feature ensures that the device is quiet during aircraft flight time—a requirement of most airlines (Sentry is approved for use on over 40 airlines).
In World Courier’s case, the AmerisourceBergen subsidiary is announcing the opening of Climate Optimisation Research & Engineering (CORE) Labs, a testing and development center based near Cologne, Germany. CORE Labs is “focused solely on helping pharmaceutical manufacturer clients evaluate, validate and select the right climate-controlled packaging solutions for their specific needs,” says the company. Services will include climate chambers for environmental testing, consulting on packaging design, and data analysis from shipments and trade lanes.
Source: Pharmaceutical Commerce