Regulatory compliance standardsTraceLink Inc., the world’s largest track and trace network for connecting the life sciences supply chain and eliminating counterfeit prescription drugs from the global marketplace, has announced a partnership with Advanco to support pharmaceutical manufacturers with the integration of line management and enterprise systems when complying with new serialisation regulations.

The agreement will see TraceLink resell Advanco’s ARC Suite software, an industry leading software solution that integrates packaging lines and enterprise serialisation repositories.

It will allow pharmaceutical and contract manufacturing companies to utilise multiple line management systems, providing purchasing flexibility, while also simplifying integration with the TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud at the enterprise and network level for serialisation.

As the leading provider for enterprise and network system Levels 4 and 5, TraceLink will offer the Advanco ARC Suite software to customers looking for a consistent global site server solution that is independent of the Line Management System (LMS).

“Pharmaceutical and contract manufacturers continue to face a number of challenges in synchronising multiple interconnected packaging levels to comply with serialisation regulations.

TraceLink and Advanco recognised the need to provide a flexible option for the industry to cut down on time-consuming and costly integrations between line management and enterprise systems and efficiently comply with serialisation regulations,” said Shabbir Dahod, President and CEO of TraceLink.

“TraceLink is partnering with the industry’s leading companies, such as Advanco, to deliver flexible, scalable solutions, quality implementation services and proven production integrations to its customers.”

“These partnerships supplement our ongoing and active involvement with interoperability standards and industry workgroups such as Open-SCS and GS1, which demonstrate TraceLink’s commitment to working collaboratively with industry to reduce risk and ensure optimal compliance for all members of the pharmaceutical supply chain.”

ARC Suite will streamline integration across all LMS solutions and remove any restrictions associated with purchasing from multiple line vendors resulting from implementing a proprietary site server.

This simplified, interoperable approach through TraceLink and Advanco will allow manufacturers to leverage any combination of line management solutions, while improving procurement and deployment flexibility.

Olgun Yenersoy, founder and CEO of Advanco added: “TraceLink is the global leader in serialisation and track and trace at the enterprise level because its proven Life Sciences Cloud serialisation platform enables more than 500 pharmaceutical manufacturers, CMOs, distributors, 3PLs and dispensers to exchange data with more than 248,000 supply chain partners.”

“The TraceLink and Advanco integration offers true simplicity in system integration and will help facilitate smoother deployment of serialisation solutions for all packaging levels. We look forward to this partnership with TraceLink and working collaboratively to help the industry achieve compliance in the EU, US and other global markets.”

Eric Tjoa, CEO of Tjoapack, commented: “As a customer of both TraceLink and Advanco, we’re able to offer easy integration across all line levels, well ahead of the US and EU deadlines, while continuing to guarantee the highest quality of services for our customer base.”

“The partnership between TraceLink and Advanco gives us increased flexibility, particularly for our customers that need options for leveraging different line management strategies, ranging from a single system to several large line management systems. Seamless integration is a core component to success for serialisation and an integral factor for pharmaceutical manufacturers to achieve compliance on time.”

“We are thrilled about this partnership and will be discussing the benefits of simplified line-level integration with both companies at our upcoming serialisation event on 30 March at Tjoapack headquarters.”

In addition, customers who purchase ARC Suite by Advanco from TraceLink will be able to rely on TraceLink’s global customer success team for implementation assistance and ongoing technical support, further streamlining the user experience by co-ordinating support resources through TraceLink.