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Press Release

11. May 2017

Ursapharm relies on Arvato Systems serialization solution to meet international requirements

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Serialization for the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Arvato Systems provides serialization for pharmaceutical company Ursapharm’s production sites around the world
  • Ursapharm will implement Arvato Systems proven serialization solution

Gütersloh / Saarbrücken – Arvato Systems is to support international pharmaceutical company Ursapharm with Arvato CSDB, the complete IT solution for serialization. With their decision for Arvato Systems, Ursapharm paves the way for their implementation of pharmaceutical industry global serialization requirements.

The international importance of the issue of drug security has increased from both an industry and a political point of view. EU delegated regulations stipulate that from Feb 9, 2019 all prescribed medicines may only be sold when packaging has unique serial number. Other countries, such as the USA, already have similar legislation in place, while important markets such as China and Turkey are in the process of implementing directives in this area. The common goal is to prevent counterfeit drugs from entering the legal supply chain. 
Ursapharm has decided to respond to the upcoming challenges by implementing Arvato Systems’ complete IT solution. The Arvato Corporate Serialization Database, Arvato CSDB, encompasses the complete pharmaceutical manufacturing process: generating and managing serial numbers, communicating with the production lines and registering numbers into the national verification system. 
“With sales offices in more than 60 countries, including Russia, France, the Netherlands and India, and as a contractor with partners around the world, we were in the market for a proven IT solution to meet the requirements of national and international directives,” comments Ivica Saric, Head of IT and Validation coordinator for Ursapharm.“ In Arvato Systems we have a partner at our side who, in Arvato CSDB, can offer us a reliable and proven IT solution”. 

About Ursapharm

Ursapharm is a medium sized company, active in many areas around the world. With a broad range of ophthalmic products, it is a leader in the German market. The portfolio is rounded out with a range of general medical products. In addition, as a highly productive contract manufacturer, Ursapharm offers expertise in development, production, quality control and quality assurance to partners worldwide.

About Arvato Systems
Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies through digital transformation. More than 3,000 staff in over 25 locations epitomize in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes and take on IT systems operation and support.

In Healthcare, Arvato Systems provides its own serialization solutions covering the entire end-to-end process chain. These solutions support both individual producers and national verification systems. Arvato Systems was chosen as an official service provider by the European Medicines Verification Organization (EMVO). We rely on a dedicated team of serialization experts that has already carried out numerous international projects.

As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Our business relationships are personal; we work with our clients as partners, so that together we can achieve long-term success.

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