"We are excited to move forward on the FDA pilot project with our customers, representing companies of different sizes, complexities, and operational use cases from all segments of the supply chain. Combining insights from these leading companies with TraceLink's digital supply network will garner compelling information that will contribute to the innovation, security, and interoperability of the U.S. supply chain," said Shabbir Dahod, president and chief executive officer, TraceLink. "The objectives of the FDA pilot program align closely with TraceLink's mission of developing new solutions that will drive visibility and collaboration, resulting in not only increased security and safety, but ultimately, the improvement of human life."
Unique to TraceLink's pilot project is the inclusion of a diverse set of industry stakeholders including large pharmaceutical manufacturers, biopharmaceutical companies, contract manufacturers, repackagers, wholesale distributors, major retail pharmacy chains, diversified healthcare systems, third-party logistics providers and returns processors. The two work streams will explore new approaches for interoperable information sharing and the use of verification and notification for enhancing patient safety, while maintaining data privacy and ownership.
Both workstreams will gather ongoing participant feedback and are expected to be complete in the fall of 2019.