New digital platforms will deliver bank-safe security to the pharma supply chain.

Pharmaceutical supply chain security has never been more important. Serialization has been implemented in major geographies globally but is not enough to fill the gaps. What’s needed is a layered approach for true product safety. Creating a trusted physical to digital link is a clear requirement to enable better supply chain safety, connectivity and insight moving forward. And, keeping pharmaceutical products connected and protected by bank-safe secure digital platforms like Blockchain will provide the level of security the pharmaceutical supply chain needs.

This informative presentation will focus on how Merck—a global healthcare company with a 125-year old history—approaches supply chain security. With a vision to discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives around the world, today’s speakers will discuss:

  • Merck’s award-winning use of Blockchain

  • How the company is leveraging digital e-Fingerprint® technology

  • A next-generation approach to digitally protect and connect pharmaceutical products

Date | On Demand
Duration | 45 Minutes

Watch "Blockchain Innovations that Connect and Protect Merck's Pharma Supply Chain


megan-biernat_200x200 Megan Biernat
Technical Analyst
Merck & Co.

Megan Biernat is a technical analyst for Merck’s supply chain IT organization. She currently supports an enterprise-level initiative within Merck called Connected Channels. This initiative aims to streamline the supply chain and make it more secure with an ultimate goal of connecting Merck’s products directly to their patients. Blockchain-based solutions are a main focus within Connected Channels, and Megan is also a key member of Merck’s blockchain center of excellence. She also is a participant of industry-wide blockchain consortiums.


steve-tallantSteve Tallant
Senior Director, Market Development, Systech

Steve is a brand marketing and product management expert with over 25 years of experience. He’s worked in a myriad of vertical industries with enabling technologies including anti-counterfeiting, supply chain and product lifecycle management. As a thought leader, Steve has written several white papers and is a frequent contributor of content to global industry publications across pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods industries. His specialty areas include supply chain security, traceability, blockchain and brand/consumer protection.


Originally aired 5/21/20.