Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 2017. Marken announced the launch of their Direct to Patient (DTP) White Book Industry Guide. The guide provides Marken’s clients with clear logistics standards for trials which are conducted at the patient’s home.
Marken continues to expand its clinical trial logistics services with supporting technology and regulatory expertise. Home-based clinical trials are currently the fastest growing service in Marken’s portfolio and are consistent with the industry’s trend towards patient-centricity. Since the establishment of the DTP program in 2012, Marken has managed the largest portfolio of active DTP trials in the industry, including global trials with over 15,000 patients. Marken currently supports Direct to Patient services involving over 1,600 investigator sites in 45 countries around the world.
The new White Book Industry Guide details how Direct to Patient trial services must be set up to comply with industry and regulatory standards. The services offered include delivery of clinical trial materials directly to the patient’s home, home pickup and delivery of collected biological specimens, protection of data, and return of unused or expired clinical trial materials. The company also offers global home nursing services through its partners.
Wes Wheeler, Marken’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased to offer our White Book Industry Guide which leverages our experience from the many successful Direct to Patient trials we have managed for our clients. The guide provides increased visibility of the local requirements and allows us to assist our clients when establishing new protocols for home-based trials. We are very proud to have been named a preferred partner for leading sponsor pharmaceutical companies, Clinical Research Organizations, Contract Manufacturing Organizations and central laboratory clients.”