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TraceLink: Product Information Manager

Standards-based network application for its digital information sharing platform addresses a range of use cases, beginning with saleable returns.

TraceLink Inc., the track-and-trace network for connecting the life sciences supply chain and providing real-time information sharing for better patient outcomes, 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 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 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.

Product Information Manager is designed as a first step in helping life sciences companies activate their digital supply chain strategies. By combining the value of unique product identification, an integrated network of trading partners and dedication to industry standards, TraceLink offers information sharing network capable of delivering business value both to individual organizations and across the entire supply ecosystem in which they operate.

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