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Page 6 • AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • JUNE-JULY 2017 pharma Unisys releases PharmaTrack system to ‘enhance security’ PHARMATRACK, new software that combines security, advanced data analytics and compliance technolo- gy in a single, unified platform, has been released globally by Unisys. According to the World Health Organisation, dangerous counterfeit drugs make up more than 10 per cent of the drug market world wide. In addition, supply chain theft and materials compromised by poor environmental quality controls can cost manufacturers billions of dol- lars annually and likewise put their patients at risk. PharmaTrack should help secure the pharmaceutical supply chain and prevent pharmaceutical products being stolen or compromised by poor quality control. It uses analytics to identify and pre-empt fraudulent activity, issuing immediate alerts when product authentication fails. PharmaTrack also enables track- and-trace capabilities so companies can verify product shipping infor- mation, monitor temperature issues and other environmental factors affecting drug viability - and also flag potentially counterfeit product at any point in the supply chain. All data tracked and transmitted through PharmaTrack is protected by security software. “PharmaTrack is a first-of-its-kind solution – a true game-changer for the life sciences and healthcare industry,” said Kelly Cook, vice pres- ident and global head, Commercial Sector Unisys. “Because the primary mission of health care stakeholders is to ensure patient safety and pro- tect patient health, it is critical for them to be able to verify authentic- ity and integrity of drugs anywhere within their supply chains.” The software can be seamlessly integrated with existing logistics management systems and a dash- board allows providers to assess differential routing to determine optimal operations. PharmaTrack also helps compli- ance with present and impending US and European regulations that require drug manufacturers to seri- alise their products and electronical- ly transmit transaction information, histories and statements. GAC Samudera Logistics starts work on Cikarang pharmaceutical facility WORK is under way to convert part of GAC Samudera Logistics’ Cikarang distribution centre into a multi-user temperature-controlled pharmaceutical and food grade facility. The new facility, which is the first to be fully owned and operat- ed by a third party logistics service provider in Indonesia, is expected to be operational by the middle of next month. Located within Lippo Cikarang, a flood-free industrial zone adjacent to Cikarang Dry Port, the facility will have a capacity of 20,000 pallet positions with a temperature range of 18 to 250C. Fully equipped The facility will be equipped with a single selective racking system and electrically-operated equipment, and fitted with 200 lux LED lighting with an environmentally-friendly zoning feature. A suspended floor will help keep moisture and termites at bay. It will feature ample truck parking space, a drivers’ waiting room and an air-con- ditioned receiving doorway with a raised dock and moveable dock levellers to allow smooth loading and unloading activities. An air-conditioned re-packing area meeting Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards adjacent to the main facility will support the value added services. A dedicated sampling room will allow sampling to take place with no risk of con- tamination. A separate maintenance area, an ablution block and a staff canteen will complete the features of the fully-equipped facility, which will be protected with fire detection and fighting systems and uninterrupted power supply. GAC Samudera Logistics’ presi- dent director Hari Krishnan said the establishment of this pharmaceuti- cal-grade facility is timely to meet the continuous growth of the sec- tor, driven by increased government healthcare spending, rising income and increased foreign investment. PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk, GAC’s logistics partner in Indonesia of more than 20 years, is supporting the investment. The GAC Samudera Logistics team has already been trained in drug goods distribution practices in preparation for the new facility’s opening.