TraceLink Inc., the world’s largest track and trace network for connecting the life sciences supply chain and providing real-time information sharing for better patient outcomes, today announced that Tubilux has selected its serialization solutions to help its 30+ European pharmaceutical manufacturing customers comply with the rapidly approaching serialization deadlines for the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).
Based in Italy, Tubilux is a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer that provides services to major and emerging pharmaceutical companies and specialises in ophthalmic products, including the manufacture of ointments, gels and eye drops for a wide range of eye disorders. Tubilux selected the TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud to enable its customers to meet the EU FMD regulations on-time, at the lowest cost and least risk to its product supply. By leveraging TraceLink’s network tenant architecture, Tubilux can eliminate the complexity and costs associated with point-to-point integrations for its EU pharmaceutical manufacturing customers.
“Our long-standing history in the international pharmaceutical and contract manufacturing industry has enabled Tubilux to become the benchmark in ophthalmology and preferred business partner for a number of Italian and international companies. In order to preserve our valued client relationships, we chose TraceLink for its market leadership and ability to help us seamlessly provide serialization through a simple integration and wide breadth of interoperability with our partners,” said a Tubilux spokesperson. “With over 30 clients, we could not afford to lose time and resources by establishing individual point-to-point connections with each customer. TraceLink’s network approach instantly transformed our serialization project into a much easier and more manageable process.”
“EU FMD compliance is becoming a stark reality for companies that need to have serialization in place by the February 2019 deadline. The TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud platform provides companies with an easy and fast path directly into the EU Hub,” said Shabbir Dahod, president and CEO of TraceLink. “Tubilux values our deep expertise on EU compliance and chose TraceLink to simplify the serialization process while reducing costs and minimising complexities with data exchange. We look forward to partnering with Tubilux to help ensure EU FMD compliance for its customers in Europe.”
TraceLink has already processed EU compliance reports for more than 660,000 units of product into the European hub, nearly 18 months ahead of deadline. The TraceLink European Union Compliance module supports traceability reporting requirements from a single platform, providing customers with a tested integration to the European hub for reporting information about their product master data, serialised product pack data, and status changes for products targeted for distribution across all Member States.
TraceLink is the World’s Largest Track and Trace Network for connecting the Life Sciences supply chain and eliminating counterfeit prescription drugs from the global marketplace. Leading businesses trust the TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud to deliver complete global connectivity, visibility and traceability of pharmaceuticals from ingredient to patient. A single point and click connection to the Life Sciences Cloud creates a supply chain control tower that delivers the information, insight and collaboration needed to improve performance and reduce risk across global supply, manufacturing and distribution operations. A winner of numerous industry awards including Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 (ranked number 149 in 2016), the Amazon AWS Global Start-Up Challenge Grand Prize, and the Edison Award for Innovation in Health Management, the Life Sciences Cloud is used by businesses across the globe to meet strategic goals in ensuring global compliance, fighting drug counterfeiting, improving on-time and in-full delivery, protecting product quality and reducing operational cost
Macallan Whisky picks Izon® Technology as part of a comprehensive anti-counterfeit solution
(De La Rue Authentication Solutions)
The Edrington Group, makers of world renowned The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, faced a challenge when re-filled used
bottles, intact with labels, began appearing on shelves under their brand name. This posed a serious consumer safety, as well as a global
brand issue. For a solution, they turned to Authentication Solutions for the key overt component of a comprehensive solution.
Epson builds market awareness of authentic product through implementation of layered AC tech
(De La Rue Authentication Solutions)
Epson Latin America estimated that 20% of the product in the market was counterfeit and entering the supply chain through local distributors. The existing anti-counterfeiting ink technology was compromised. Epson developed a new strategy to target unauthorized distributors in key countries and build market awareness of authentic product.
The StellaGuard™ solution leverages the benefits of a barcode and connects it with a three-dimensional visual reference that provides instantaneous authentication with copy-detect protection. StellaGuard™ is a patented and elegant solution to protect your assets, enabling trusted stakeholders, including customers, to authenticate a product using common everyday smart devices.
The smartphone: a new tool to spot fake products
The development of new smartphone technologies offers brands the opportunity to fight counterfeiting more efficiently and drive competitive differentiation by turning their products into smart assets. This paper examines the process of placing the consumer as one of the key actors against illicit trade and creating new business intelligence capabilities for brands.
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