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Achieving Scannable GS1 Codes for DSCSA Compliance

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.

Implementing a Serialization Project Post DSCSA

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

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

Top 10 Pharma and Biotech Trends to Watch in 2018

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

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 Management (SCM) program complete one-year thesis research projects. The students are early-career business professionals from multiple countries with 2 to 10 years of experience in the industry. Most of the research projects are chosen, sponsored by, and carried out in collaboration with multinational corporations. Joint teams that include MIT SCM students and MIT CTL faculty work on the real-world problems. In this series, we summarize a selection of the latest SCM research. The SCM thesis Serialization of Prescription Drugs in the US: A Centralized View was authored by Aisha Nabiyeva and David Z. Y. Wu, and supervised by Dr. Bruce Arntzen, Executive Director, Supply Chain Management Program, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics.

Blockchain in Pharma & Cold Chain Logistics

Blockchain in Pharma & Cold Chain Logistics

By 2020, pharma cold chain logistics spend is anticipated to exceed $16 billion. Despite this massive investment, pharmaceutical supply chains still face tremendous challenges. We sat down with Jack Shaw, Executive Director of the American Blockchain Council, Technology Futurist to discuss this matter, as well as:

  • The direct impact blockchain has on the pharma supply chain
  • The impact blockchain technology will have on cold chain logistics 
  • How cold chain pharmaceuticals is preparing for future technologies 
The Benefits of Blockchain - Part 1: Fact or Wishful Thinking?

The Benefits of Blockchain - Part 1: Fact or Wishful Thinking?

Blockchain is the new buzzword in supply chain circles. Unfortunately, there are many examples of much-hyped innovations that promised to transform supply chains overnight, only to peter out or take much longer to gain traction than originally claimed.

Is blockchain technology any different? We are still early in the process of answering that question.

Serialisation Case Studies: SMEs and CMOs

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.
Working with CMOs: Serialization Tends to Fail in the Details

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

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

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 best practices - data integration and implementation.