5 July 2016
Solidsoft Reply, the Reply group company creating enterprise strength solutions on-premises and utilising the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, has signed a 7 year contract to implement and operate the
Swedish National Medicines Verification System with e-VIS (e-Verifikation I Sverige). e-VIS, a not for profit organisation set up specifically to implement the requirements of the
EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD; Directive 2011/62/EU) in Sweden.
Sweden are the first European member state to engage a certified blueprint supplier; Solidsoft Reply. Anci Kvarnström, e-VIS’ implementation project leader said that
“Solidsoft Reply’s innovative and modern IT solution together with pragmatic project management strongly influenced our selection”.
The implementation of Sweden’s National Medicines verification system is in direct response to the recent legislation to protect the legal pharmaceutical supply chain from falsified medicines an thus increase patient safety. The
Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD; Directive 2011/62/EU) published by the European Parliament and the European Commission states that each eligible medicinal product must have a unique identifier and tamper-evident seal to allow for the authentication of each medicine pack at the point of dispensing. A European Delegated Act was then passed in February 2016 which requires the full implementation of the European Medicines Verification System across the EEA and Switzerland by February 2019.
Solidsoft Reply was previously selected by the
European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO) to implement the European Medicines Verification Hub, connecting all National systems and enabling medicine manufacturers and parallel distributors to upload their pack data which is then routed to appropriate national systems. The hub together with the individual National systems form the entire European Medicines Verification System. There are potentially 32 markets in which National systems will be required to be implemented.
The EMVO contains the key stakeholders in the European pharmaceutical supply chain, EFPIA, MoE, EAEPC, GIRP and PGEU.
Solidsoft Reply European Hub and National system are built with state of the art technology and is built upon Microsoft’s public cloud platform