IBM: Helping Track Pharmaceuticals Through The Supply Chain
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This offering will allow all participants in such a chain -- manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, hospitals -- secure, on demand access to historical data on individual bottles or packages of medicine.
Underlying this new offering is WebSphere's RFID Information Center (RFIDIC), which was designed to manage and aggregate product serial numbers, enabling a manufacturer to track the product through the entire chain.
AP has a deeper dive here, or you can read the full press release here.