July 10, 2018

TraceLink Unveils Product Information Manager, a Standards-Based Network Application for Its Industry-Leading Digital Information Sharing Platform

NORTH READING, Mass. — TraceLink Inc., the World’s Largest Track and Trace Network for connecting the life sciences supply chain and providing real-time information sharing for better patient outcomes, today announced Product Information Manager, a standards-based network application built on TraceLink’s end-to-end information-sharing platform. Designed to leverage serialized product information and address a range of business use cases such as rich media product education, patient engagement, and digital recalls, Product Information Manager will first deliver capabilities for master data sharing, verification routing and verification responses, in order to help companies meet the 2019 U.S. Drug Supply Chain and Security Act (DSCSA) saleable returns verification requirement.

As a notable contributor to 15 industry standards workgroups, including the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) Verification Router Service Task Force, and co-chair positions on two GS1 workgroups, TraceLink has leveraged interoperable standards defined in partnership with these organizations to ensure that Product Information Manager meets the interoperability requirements for saleable returns mandated by the DSCSA. More than 195 TraceLink customers from 93 companies spanning pharmaceutical manufacturers to healthcare organizations have also participated in a Product Information Manager solution innovation group to provide input into the application development process and ensure that their critical challenges associated with saleable returns verification and master data sharing are being addressed.

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