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Oracle Corp. has made available Oracle Pedigree and Serialization Manager, an application designed to improve supply-chain integrity in the pharmaceutical industry. According to the vendor, the tool helps pharmaceutical manufacturers to comply with emerging electronic pedigree initiatives and regulatory requirements, while reducing risk associated with drug counterfeiting and product diversion. Oracle Pedigree and Serialization Manager generates, stores, transmits and authenticates drug product serial data and e-pedigree data as products move through the supply chain. Integrated analytics give manufacturers expanded insight into potential threats. The application was designed to boost the efficiency and accuracy of returns management while reducing associated losses. Non-repudiation capabilities automate the assessment and reconciliation of products returned against products shipped. Pharmaceutical companies can use the software to maintain stronger channel integrity through the reduction of product diversions, Oracle said. It can also be used in any industry dealing with high-value products at risk for counterfeiting and piracy, such as medical devices, high technology and luxury goods.
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