NORTH READING, Mass., March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TraceLink Inc., the World's Largest Track and Trace Network
The report highlights a massive gap in industry readiness for drug serialization, with only one-third of respondents stating that they are "very prepared" to comply with serialization deadlines in the U.S. and EU. The in-depth analysis also reports that not one survey respondent has completed all of the fundamental steps for serialization compliance.
Key Findings From the Global Drug Supply, Safety and Traceability Report Include:
"This year, serialization becomes a true reality for many pharmaceutical companies. As the leader in the market, we feel that TraceLink has a corporate responsibility to provide insight into the state of serialization as it stands today, by leveraging our unique ability to reach the entire supply chain, from end-to-end, through our 266,000+ trade partner network," said Shabbir Dahod, president and CEO of TraceLink. "These survey results are startling. Despite goodwill efforts by industry and regulators to meet compliance on time, the industry is extremely behind in being ready for serialization. In 2018, as we reach the final hours of serialization in both the U.S. and EU, the industry-wide lag in full serialization implementations remains a concern and emphasizes the criticality of trade partner connectivity within the supply chain."
TraceLink partnered with independent research firm, Penn Schoen Berland, to conduct the survey and produce the report analysis.
The 65-page Global Drug Supply, Safety and Traceability Report can be downloaded here at no charge. The full report includes global serialization readiness results, as well as industry-wide insights on differing preparation timelines between EU FMD and DSCSA, disparities between pharmaceutical companies and CMOs, and how all companies across the supply chain are managing network connectivity, data exchange, and aggregation. The report also includes a peek into the highest value-added benefits companies are looking to leverage from their serialization data.
About TraceLink 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. For more information on TraceLink and our solutions, visit www.tracelink.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
TraceLink is funded by Goldman Sachs, FirstMark Capital, Volition Capital and F-Prime Capital.
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