Installing serialisation allows contract packagers to add recurring revenue sources and better serve clients. Serialisation requirements will, when enacted, increase requirements on biopharm companies and some will choose to outsource instead of making in-house investments.
For contract service providers (CSP) serialisation requirements could create a growth market and Covectra is looking to support entry. Steve Wood, CEO of Covectra, said the system, designed to be used by a wide range of firms, can increase CSP competitiveness in the emerging market.
“Our CSP Serialization Gateway offers CSPs new opportunities for increasing their market share, effortless implementation and a variety of business benefits using serialised data, and enables CSPs to collaborate successful with alliance partners and brand owners”, said Wood.
In addition to serialisation management the system also supports: improved patient safety and adherence; returns verifications; recall management; patient communications programmes; and precautionary monitoring to preclude adverse events.
Using the system CSPs can: generate, send and receive serial IDs to and from multiple clients; add, update and manage customer information; and perform compliance reporting and audit trails. These features help CSPs serialize select products for clients lacking in-house capabilities.
The serialisation gateway and applications can be purchased in software-as-a-service (SaaS) and upfront licensing models. Offering different options is intended to maximise the range of CSPs and projects to which the system is applicable.
Other features offered by the system include: EPCIS industry standard interface; real-time serial ID inventory status across the network; secure, multi-tier access to IDs; and connectors for XML, csv and flat files.