IT and process consulting that ensure your medicines are forgery-proof
The global healthcare market is undergoing some major changes. Both politicians and the commercial sector are placing an ever-greater focus on drug safety, as more and more countries hammer out the legal framework necessary to ensure that a clear system of labeling for medication packaging is established. Currently several government initiatives are already in place to help combat drug falsification and billing fraud.
What exactly does serialization mean for market participants such as pharmaceutical manufacturers, contract manufacturers, marketing authorization holders and wholesalers?
The serialization experts at Arvato Systems have developed a comprehensive and fully proven serialization solution for the healthcare segment that provides end-to-end cover for the entire process chain. This portfolio includes solutions for commercial entities from small companies to globally active business groups and also covers national verification systems.
The serialization process: More than just code on a package
Whether your activities are restricted solely to a national market or you are engaged in international operations, you must ensure you meet all legal requirements for protecting against drug forgery. In doing this, however, it is important that:
Your serialization solution isn't something that just operates in a back corner of your data center. Instead, it is vital that it is directly tied to your ERP software, production and packaging machinery, your external service provider's operating systems and an overarching national verification process.
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A reliable serialization system must include the integration of product lines, partners, customers and suppliers.
An important component is the data matrix code and serial number that make each package uniquely identifiable.
The technology: Arvato CSDB
The "Arvato CSDB" combines all the required serialization steps
- ensuring that internal systems and processes are connected so that the relevant data can be exchanged
- "Arvato CSDB" generates and manages serial numbers and also
- forms the interface between product lines and the corresponding customers, suppliers & production sites
- using the "Arvato CSDB", data can be reported to the appropriate national verification systems and corresponding reports can then be produced – whether the manufacturer is in China, the U.S. or the EU
Arvato Systems: Experts in serialization
We believe that proximity to our customers is the key to success. With locations around the world, we are always close to them. We understand their needs and have the right solutions.
Whereas industries, such as IT, are well accustomed to the use of serial numbers, for pharmaceutical companies, this is something completely new. Serial numbers have been used for many years on products such as CD-ROM packaging as a proof of authenticity. Because Arvato produces CD-ROMs for software and computer games, so we already know the security regulations required and are thoroughly aware of the demands that comprehensive serial number pools place on technology, administration and organization – valuable experience in serialization projects that we are able to bring to our work in the pharmaceutical industry.