The biomedical supply chain is one of the most critical and sensitive supply chains of any manufacturing industry. The pandemic has exposed gaping inefficiencies and stressors that have hampered the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine but also thousands of essential medications, medical devices, and life-saving equipment.
Specific to the industry is that 80% of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) come from overseas. India is a global producer of pharmaceuticals but relies on China for base ingredients.
Biomedical Supply Chain Stressors
Once manufactured, pharmaceuticals cannot be transported like other finished goods.
Industry/product specific packaging
Cold storage warehousing, and transportation
Specific use-by dates and cannot sit on shelves or trucks
Transportation and loading optimization needs and scheduling
Data and product security against theft and counterfeit ingredients for finished products
Regulatory paperwork and oversight
Biomedical Supply Chain Solutions
As the world plans for a COVID-19 exit, biomedical manufacturers, suppliers, and providers have an opportunity to make significant changes to the supply chain.
Diversification will be essential and considered a national priority.
New 3PL partnerships will improve transportation and loading needs.
Automated and data-driven warehousing and inventory management will improve workflow.
Creating truly integrated and data-driven communities will support everyone
Surgere Biomedical Supply Chain Solutions
Surgere provides visibility into the physical supply chain. With a 99.9% data accuracy and fidelity, manufacturers and suppliers can see in near real time where their products are in the warehouse and during transport, along with the environmental conditions that are being stored. All this is enhanced with Surgere blockchain to safeguard against product tampering. Our IoT sensor tags are designed for multiple environments, including cold chain storage and transportation.
The Surgere Solution
Interius™ SaaS Platform
The Autosphere backbone is Surgere’s patented Interius™ Software that is hosted on the secure Microsoft Azure cloud.
Interius provides a variety of solutions designed specifically for OEM and supplier needs.
Interius™ the SaaS Platform that Doesn’t Stress Your Software or Your Tech Teams
Interius™ has been designed to interface with existing software systems.
Interius can enable systems beyond current capabilities by enriching the existing data set. Additionally, Interius can act as the central node to bridge disparate systems across departments. When deployed, Interius naturally creates a symbiotic relationship to existing systems.
With Surgere’s standard API toolkit, it’s simple and easy to distribute data across systems. Surgere utilizes both REST and SOAP protocols with a JSON payload and encrypted and secure connections.
Surgere IoT-sensor Technology
Interius™ works with Surgere IoT-sensor technology. Our multiple forms of sensor technology, a catalog of certified RFID tags and other certified IoT sensors, create a complete map of your inventory with a 99.9% data accuracy and fidelity to identity and inform weaknesses and opportunities in real-time.
Security against theft, fraud, tampering, and counterfeit ingredients is critical throughout the entire biomedical industry from manufacturing through delivery. Surgere Blockchain provides the level of security needed throughout the entire supply chain ecosystem to support these specifications.
Interius™ and the IoT-sensor technology are delivered through Surgere-certified hardware.
Supply Chain Experts
The Surgere integrated solution is engineered, installed, and supported by supply chain experts, people with deep experience in the industry.
We understand that your supply chain is unique and often the product of a merger or acquisition, multiple layers of technology, outdated procedures, a diverse workforce, and changes in the world economy.
Our solutions continue to evolve, exceeding the needs of our customers for the supply chain they have today and the one they hope to have tomorrow.