With the number of biologics now in development and soon to be making their way into clinical trials, the preservation of cells, tissues, and organs are suddenly increasing in importance. Companies handling the manufacturing, storage, and transportation of these materials need to be focused on improving the yield and extending the shelf life of these time and temperature sensitive biologics.
UPS has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Marken, a global, privately-held provider of supply chain solutions to the life sciences industry. The transaction, which provides UPS with growth opportunities across the life sciences customer base, is expected to close by December 31, 2016, subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals.
Marken collected a shipment from southern Sweden that was bound for next-day delivery in northern Belgium. However, all airline flights into Belgium were cancelled as a result of a strike action by airport workers.
Based in Fargo North Dakota, CSM is a full service packaging and labeling company that specializes in supplying investigational medicines, including cancer drugs and supplies for clinical trials.
RFID is making its way into more and more industries as the technology matures and enterprises discover new use cases with solid ROIs. With a strong customer base in the life sciences sector, we see new markets developing rapidly for the technology. By Joe Pleshek, President & CEO