News CMO Seminar Pro-active strategies for T&T deployment | Goa, India

Pharmaceutical companies all over the world are facing challenges establishing and running cost-effective Serialization/Track & Trace programs. With legislation already in effect in many countries, and other global deadlines quickly approaching, building an approach to select and implement the right solution can be a vast task.

Keeping this is mind, industry leaders Optel Vision, Tracelink & Conval Group organized a common platform for the Indian Pharmaceutical industry to understand various strategies that can be implemented for global T&T deployment. This CMO seminar held on 13th April, 2016 at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Goa, India saw a huge turnout of more than 100 national and international speakers & delegates.

Supported by industry stalwarts Abbott, Actavis, Apotex, Fresenius Kabi, Par Pharmaceutical, USV, Kemwell Biopharma, Domino & industry body Pharmexcil. ​ “Creating awareness in all stakeholders of the practical issues involved in implementation of Track & trace requirements is the need of the hour” stressed Mr. S. M. Mudda, Former board member of Pharmexcil and Director Global Strategy (Technical) – Micro Labs in his keynote speech.

Mr. Shaunak J. Dave, Asian Market Director for Optel Vision well stated the objective of this conference: Care & Share. About 700,000 people die every year globally because of counterfeit medicines. This conference aimed to express our commitment to the society that we care. Industry, Technology Provides & Govt./Regulatory Agencies across the globe must work together to share their knowledge, experience and key learnings towards common objective: Patient Safety .

Daniel J. Lentsch, emphasized on a “pragmatic approach” as he explained the project execution challenges faced during Track & Trace implementation.

Further echoing, Dr. Vadlamudi Rao, President – Indian Pharmaceutical Association mentioned that “Ensuring a deep understanding on serialization is critical in implementing a fool proof system.”

Clearly, the key take away from the sessions was getting each stakeholder understand the project and adherence to timelines is the key challenge of implementing track & trace project in an organization.

A platform for exchange of knowledge, the seminar saw attendance from engineering, project management, IT, QA & supply chain professionals from all over the industry. The one-day event featured presentation, case studies, strategic roundtable discussions and covered validation perspective on 21 CFR Part 11 compliance,

Major highlight of the seminar was the interactive roundtable discussions organized by Supply Chain Wizard that covered packaging line implementation challenges & solutions, CMO serialization support strategy

Ken Fallu, Marketing Director for Optel Vision concluded the session by stating that Optel Vision is committed to organize such educational events with industrial collaboration primarily to facilitate the understanding of the challenges involved in track & trace

For more information about this press release, please contact Depinder Kaur Sandhu on [email protected]


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About Optel Vision:

For over two decades, hundreds of pharmaceutical companies across the globe have trusted Optel Vision’s highly reliable automated vision systems to significantly reduce health risks associated with mislabeled products, dosage errors and product mix-ups. With Optel Vision, the industry not only benefits from our extensive experience in packaging line inspection and serialization systems, but also with our unmatched passion for innovation. Optel Vision’s dedicated team have recently developed a unique online serialization application to improve the pharmaceutical manufacturer’s ability to reduce counterfeiting and further enhance patient safety. Optel Vision’s continuous investment in researching new cutting edge technologies guarantees that our customers receive the most innovative solutions to meet their challenging needs. The success of the implementation of package inspection and serialization systems cannot be compromised, as these solutions will have a significant impact on the operation and the efficiency of the manufacturing lines. With this in mind, we developed Optel Vision to be a single source supplier for pharmaceutical companies packaging inspection in order to meet the serialization requirements. Our development, manufacturing, project management and integration teams’ work with you to deliver reliable and profitable solutions. Optel Vision’s tailor-made turnkey solutions are inspecting and serializing products in more than 20 countries.

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About TraceLink

TraceLink is the world’s largest track and trace network for connecting the Life Sciences supply chain and eliminating counterfeit prescription drugs from the global marketplace. Leading businesses, including 16 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies, trust the TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud more than any other track and trace solution to improve the visibility and traceability of pharmaceuticals from ingredient to patient. A single point and click connection links any pharmaceutical company to hundreds of thousands of supply chain trading partners to deliver the information, insight and collaboration needed to comply with global serialisation and regulatory requirements anywhere in the world.

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About Conval Group

CONVAL group was incorporated in Toronto Canada in 2000 as a company with a mission of serving as consultants and technology enablers to Life Sciences Industry for increasing compliance and quality in various disciplines of Life Sciences industry such as production, quality control, quality assurance, information technology and R&D.

CONVAL group established its presence in Europe in August 2004 with its headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey. CONVAL group established its Indian arm in the year 2012 in the name of “Life Science consulting Private Limited” in Pune. CONVAL group has worked on various compliance training and compliance consultancy projects with Asian, North American and European customers. Conducting training in “Computer System Validation” (CSV) is also a key expertise of CONVAL group and we have conducted trainings for CSV on behalf of ISPE, India.CONVAL group is closely associated with International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) and has significant contribution in ISPE’s various seminars and special interest groups related to Good Automated Manufacturing Practices (GAMP) and Quality Metrix.

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