Marken appoints VP of QA 1st March 2018
Marken, a Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based provider of logistics and supply-chain services for clinical trial materials, has appointed Navnit Patel, PhD, as vice president, global quality assurance, effective March 5, 2018.
Patel will focus on enhancing Marken’s quality systems and standards for the movement and storage of clinical trial materials. Marken’s ongoing quality initiatives include: implementation of a recently updated quality management system, expansion of the company’s own good distribution practice certification program, and the addition of increased capabilities to its electronic document-management system.
During his 23-year career, Patel served in various quality-management positions with global pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including: DuPont-Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, DSM, Schering Plough, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, and most recently as director of quality assurance and quality control for Rutgers University Cells and DNA Repository-Infinite Biologics, a university-based biorepositor.