Verify Brand is pleased to announce that Kyowa Kirin International, formerly ProStrakan, a global virtual pharmaceutical manufacturer and subsidiary of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. Ltd, has selected Verify Brand as its serialization software solution provider to comply with the FDA's Drug Supply Chain and Security Act (DSCSA) and Europe's Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) regulations.
Kyowa Kirin International, headquartered in the U.K., has made its name in the pharma industry by providing its patients with life-saving, high-quality products made from advanced production technology, with a special focus on oncology, nephology, immunology and allergy.
After vetting several serialization and track and trace software providers, Kyowa Kirin selected Minneapolis-based Verify Brand on the strength of its proven track and trace software and time-tested implementation and project management framework.
"During the project scoping stage, Verify Brand demonstrated professionalism and broad expertise, impressing upon us that they are at the forefront of global serialization," said, Kyowa Kirin supply chain manager, Dale Sullivan. "Verify Brand is extremely knowledgeable, proactive and comprehensive in their approach and we are confident we have made the correct decision."
In addition to helping Kyowa Kirin meet global regulatory compliance mandates, Verify Brand's serialization solution will allow the virtual pharmaceutical manufacturer to use the serialization data it captures to track each individual product through the supply chain while providing real-time insights and reports, such as inventory dwell times and product expiration alerts.
"We are looking forward to working with Kyowa Kirin on their serialization project," said Verify Brand CEO, Michael Howe. "Our SWIFT implementation framework will ensure a seamless and timely deployment, while our platform's suite of analytics will equip Kyowa Kirin with the tools to fully leverage its serialization data."
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Pharma Security World 2018: "Anti-counterfeiting and Brand Safety"
March 20-21, 2018 - London, UK
Global Illicit Trade Summit 2018: Out of the shadows
March 22, 2018 - Kuala Lumpur
4XScience 2018 E2E Supply Chain Serialization Benchmark Workshop
March 27-28, 2018 - Brussels, Belgium
Robert Schuman Foundation conference: Smuggling, counterfeiting and the financing of terrorism – mobilising economic stakeholders
April 11, 2018 - Brussels, Belgium
April 17-19, 2018 - New York (NY), USA
4th Global Brand Protection EU Innovation Programme (GBPIP)
April 26-27, 2018 - London, UK
IACC 2018 Annual Spring Conference
May 16-18, 2018 - Seattle (WA), USA
May 29 - June 01, 2018 - Milan, Italy
Partnership for Safe Medicines 2018 Interchange
June 07, 2018 - Washington D.C., USA
June 25-27, 2018 - London, UK
September 2018 (dates tbc) - Switzerland
Rx-360 Global Life Science Supply Chain 2018 Conference: Driving Innovative Quality Strategies
September 25-26, 2018 - Miami (FL), USA
2018 A-CAPP Center Brand Protection Strategy Summit
October 02-03, 2018 - East Lansing (MI), USA
13th Security Document Summit (SDS)
October 17-18, 2018 - Beijing, China
Anti-Counterfeit & Currency Expo (ACCE)
November 06-08, 2018 - Las Vegas (NV), USA