September 28th, 2016

Sharp, a global leader in contract packaging and clinical services, today announced they will be addressing delegates at CPhI WorldWide, alongside technology partners and leaders in serialization – TraceLink, Systech, Covectra and Domino.

The alliance will offer Sharp’s clients a proven and rapid implementation path to serialization readiness in view of the upcoming directives by the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) in November 2017 and the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (EU FMD) in February 2019.

Rick Seibert, SVP of Innovation & Technology, commented on the partnerships:

We are very pleased to be collaborating with TraceLink, Systech, Covectra and Domino, each of whom are leaders in their field. Sharp has implemented a robust and tested technical architecture in line with all current and evolving regulatory requirements to support our customers for serialization globally. These collaborations will provide a skillset and deeper knowledge base to our clients in preparation for the upcoming serialization directives. By leveraging our network of technology partners, we are ensuring our customer’s path to serialization is as seamless and efficient as possible.

Sharp is partnering with TraceLink to help its 100+ pharmaceutical manufacturing customers prepare for the next phase of rapidly approaching regulation requirements. As the serialization solution provider to Sharp, TraceLink’s productized functionality will assist Sharp in meeting the variable set of customer requirements for serialization transactions. Additionally, TraceLink’s Life Sciences Cloud multi-tenant network architecture will help eliminate point-to-point integration complexities, provide seamless compliance for global regulations and reduce business risk for Sharp’s extensive pharmaceutical customer base.

The partnership with Systech will implement the company’s best-of-breed UniSeries™ Serialisation suite to deliver seamless multi-regional, multi aggregation serialization provisioning to its customers, reducing the risk of failure to meet the regulatory demands and allowing full flexibility of service.

Covectra partners with Sharp to supply a complete serialization solution for the life science market, through its AuthentiTrack solution, which offers a modular yet comprehensive approach to serialize down to the unit of use. Together Covectra and Sharp have implemented complete product rollouts with serialization to dose levels.

Domino has extensive experience in developing and manufacturing compliant coding solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors and Sharp has worked successfully with Domino printing technology over the last eight years to serialize over 2 billion pharmaceutical packages.