Sharp Packaging, part of UDG Healthcare, is a global leader in contract packaging for the pharma and life science industries. Operating from eight state-of-the-art facilities in the US and Europe and with over 100 packaging lines, Sharp delivers innovative contract packaging and clinical service solutions for the top 30 pharmaceutical companies in the world.
For almost 10 years, Sharp has partnered with Systech to help clients protect their products and profits and ensure patient safety. Sharp invested in Systech’s UniSeries® platform—the industry’s first standard and productized serialization solution. This deployment enables Sharp clients to meet their global serialization and track-and-trace compliance mandates. However, serialization does not go far enough to deter tech-savvy counterfeiters and other bad actors from ramping up their activities to exploit gaps and weaknesses in the global pharmaceutical supply chain. The industry now finds itself confronted by:
In the face of this disruption, Sharp’s clients began asking for an additional layer of security to help harden their supply chains. In response, Sharp turned to Systech for a unique technology that is sophisticated in its simplicity.
Sharp deployed UniSecure®, Systech’s revolutionary anti-counterfeiting and diversion mobile authentication solution. Designed to combat counterfeiting and diversion, UniSecure is a non-additive and rapidly deployable solution that works with existing package barcodes. Its patented technology analyzes the random micro-variances in native barcode printing to derive a unique digital signature or e-Fingerprint® for every package. This methodology:
Competitive Differentiator – Since its implementation in early 2018, UniSecure has been deployed with clients in both the US and in Europe. UniSecure has enhanced Sharp’s packaging offerings with functionality that meets global compliance requirements, while also providing additional product authentication, supply chain security and brand protection. As a result, Sharp has appended its business presentations to include UniSecure as a value-added solution to:
Based on the rapid deployment and early success of UniSecure, Sharp will look to leverage the Systech solution platform across all 100 lines. This enables Sharp to maximize its existing serialization investments and offer clients a cost-effective and easy-to-deploy additional layer of security that reduces supply chain vulnerabilities.
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