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Join us in June for PharmaTrace Spring 2018 to candidly discuss strategies and tactics companies are using to meet those deadlines and optimize current processes. A feature of this spring’s event is our intimate discussion groups providing a unique platform for you to share your ...


An Inside View of Pharma Traceability Forum

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Past Attendee Snapshot

We have you covered. From companies to job titles, here's a glance at some of the industry experts anticipated to be at this year's forum - many of whom you're likely to run into on the show floor this year.

Justify Your Trip Letter

Present your boss with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the upcoming Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum.

2017 Pharma Traceability Post Show Report

Find out what you missed in 2017! Get the inside scoop on who attended, what they learned and how the benefited from attending the 2017 Pharma Tractability Forum.To receive this report via email, please contact us at

Exclusive Content

Expert Insight into Top Pharmaceutical Challenges Surrounding Serialization: Aggregation and CMO Integration

In anticipation of the Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum, we spoke with Matt Sample and Christopher Howell about the top pharmaceutical challenges surrounding Serialization: Aggregation and CMO Integration. Both speakers shared their unique perspectives on the topic and also expressed what they were most excited to learn about at the upcoming event. 

Preparing for 2023: Advice from a Top Wholesaler

In advance of the Forum, we spoke with an elite representative from the wholesaler side of pharmaceutical shipping about the plans his company has and the challenges he’s facing. Take these into consideration today for best results 7 years from now.

Serialisation Case Studies: SMEs and CMOs

Pharma IQ spoke with Mark Davison, Chief Executive Officer at Blue Sphere Health Ltd, and Vetter Pharma to gain insight into SME pharma & biotechs for serialization, as well as strategies that CMOs can implement to succeed in serialization.

Pharmaceutical Traceability Industry Experts eBook

Before you hear from these great speakers at the Forum, read their thoughts on serialization within the life sciences industry. We sat down with speakers from top companies such as AmerisourceBergen, Merck & Co., NC Mutual Wholesale Drug Company and Neurocrine Biosciences, find out what they had to say!

Pharmaceutical Serialization and Traceability 2017 Trend Report

With time running low, Pharma Logistics IQ tracks the state of the industry’s serialization projects. This year’s research report maps out and measures the changes in consensus as the industry advances closer to an entirely track-and-trace pharmaceutical environment. Sections covered:Project PlanningImplementation ProgressTraceability In Operation Benefits Beyond Compliance

Working with CMOs: Serialization Tends to Fail in the Details

This is the second article in a series looking at how to avoid the supply risk when working with CMOs on serialization. In this article I will discuss another six learnings covering everything from resource-planning to clarifying your RACI.

The Final Stages of Serialization

Pharma IQ conducted extensive market research to pinpoint the concerns and priorities of those in the more mature phases of serialization.

Software Best Practices: Implementation & Data Integration

Effective data management is imperative to achieve regulatory compliance with a serialisation programme. Non-standard data exchange and integration methods are seen as one of the biggest hurdles in serialisation compliance. In light of the data responsibilities expected within serialisation projects, Pharma IQ consults with a selection of experts on software...

Traceability in Operation Market Research: Concerns and Priorities

Pharma IQ collected the following market research to pinpoint the concerns and priorities of those in the more mature phases of serialization. Commentary supplied by Pasi Kemppainen, Executive Consultant, Pharma Serialization and Traceability.

Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) Interactive Implementation Timeline

The Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), was enacted by Congress on November 27, 2013. Title II of DQSA, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), outlines steps to build an electronic, interoperable system to identify and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed in the United States. This...

Serialization World Map

Pharma IQ have created an updated serialisation printable world map to assist with your worldwide serialisation compliance strategies and help the industry prepare for these various approaching deadlines all over the globe.

FDA Vision For 2023

Ahead of the 6th Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum, December 7 -8, we interviewed members of our speaker faculty on their immediate impressions of the FDA meeting that was held in August. Get your copy of this exclusive interview to find out what the FDA vision of the future is for 2023!

Additional Content

Tools of the Trace

Past speaker Peter Sturtevant, Sr. Director of Industry Engagement at GS1 US, discusses the tools which will help you achieve and surpass DSCSA compliance, such as the Electronic Product Code Information Service and the Master Data Exchange. 

Serialization: Driving Business Value Beyond Compliance

As serialization and track-and-trace capabilities go mainstream to meet regulatory compliance mandates, pharmaceuticals companies should simultaneously explore how these tools and techniques can improve supply chain planning and operations, elevate patient and doctor engagement, and increase sales and marketing effectiveness. Whitepaper courtesy of Cognizant.

Examining Serialization as a 21st Century Approach to Anti-Counterfeiting

Check out this webinar from Ben Locwin of Healthcare Sciences Advisors! 

Achieving Scannable GS1 Codes for DSCSA Compliance

Take a look at this exclusive whitepaper put together by VideoJet. Within the paper you will find out more about how the DQSA and DSCSA compliance regulations can impact your overall operation.

Serialization: An Implementation Guide

This white paper gives in-depth descriptions of the:Challenges driving new serialization regulation.Pending regulation requirements and deadlines.Implementation and interoperability challenges in serialization solutions.New holistic serialization solution from Rockwell Automation built on a modular and scalable off-the-shelf control and information platform.Business benefits of the common data source created by serialization.

Implementing a Serialization Project Post DSCSA

Are you ready? The likely answer is no, but it’s just as likely that you are working on it. The fact is, the pharmaceutical industry is still wrestling with challenges which will continue to evolve as serialization systems are rolled out.

7 Steps To Implementing A Serialization Project

Take sneek peak at the 7 steps to implementing a full serialization project:1: Get ready for a cultural change.2: Invest in high volume items

Optel Acquires Verify Brand to Set the Stage for End-to-End Traceability

At the 6th Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum, Optel made an exciting industry announcement. Watch the live video here..

Top 10 Pharma and Biotech Trends to Watch in 2018

Pharma IQ takes a look at some of the trends forecasted to take hold this year: disruption for vendor landscapes, regulatory intervention and sophisticated analytics technologies gaining speed.

Implementing Serialization in the Drug Supply Chain

Currently, the pharmaceutical industry uses tracking and tracing technology heavily in the upstream supply chain. Maintaining visibility of the source of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) is of utmost importance.Editor’s Note: Every year, 40 or so students in the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics’ (MIT CTL) Master of Supply Chain...

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Past Presentations

The Hidden Requirements of Enterprise Serialization Systems

Past speaker Scott Pugh, Principal at Jennason, talks about the key functionality, architecture, hosting, and deployment, implementation and validation of enterprise serialization systems in this past presentation.

Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) “Push” Method

2017 Presentation! Distributed databasesSending EPCIS data (TI,TS) to forward trading partners.One-up, One-down visibilityPresentation by Peter Sturtevant Senior Director Industry Development, Pharmaceuticals GS1 US

Understanding Blockchain and DSCSA

2017 Presentations!Ensures your data requestors are legitimate with minimal effortDoes not require a central repositoryWorks seamlessly with GS1 EPCISPresentation by Robert Celeste, Founder, Center for Supply Chain Studies