TraceLink and Catalent Deliver Innovative Solutions to Enhance Partners' Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

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TraceLink Inc and Catalent Pharma Solutions have partnered to create a pharmaceutical supply collaboration program delivering production visibility, advanced data sharing and improved supply network predictability for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer healthcare companies. This program, powered by TraceLink's Predictable Supply Suite of supply visibility and collaboration solutions, will launch in Q3 2010 for Life Science companies seeking improved operational performance across the entire contract manufacturing and packaging product lifecycle.

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Our integrate-once, inter-operate with everyone approach enables Catalent and its customers to seamlessly share outsourced manufacturing data and execution in a single manner.

TraceLink, Inc., the provider of the World’s 1st Industry-Wide Supply Collaboration Network, and Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc. a leading provider of innovative drug development and delivery solutions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer healthcare companies, today announced a partnership that will improve production visibility for Catalent customers across their entire manufacturing and packaging product lifecycle.

“This collaboration will add to the already close relationships and excellent communication Catalent shares with its customers,” said Roy Satchell, Catalent’s Senior Vice President, Information Technology, and Chief Information Officer. “Our customers need strategic partners that can operate seamlessly with them in the execution of supply chain solutions. This collaboration provides that and more—enhancing visibility, improving supply network predictability, and facilitating the incorporation of strategic solutions as part of global supply planning.”

TraceLink and Catalent designed the initial solution based on customer requirements for increased information and integration. Catalent will work closely with customers to drive continuous improvement of both the service and the value generated by the capabilities.

“Our integrate-once, inter-operate with everyone approach uniquely enables Catalent and its customers to seamlessly share data and execution in a single manner,” said Shabbir Dahod, President and CEO of TraceLink, “Catalent’s industry leadership and passion for the customer makes them an ideal partner.”

Catalent plans to continuously evolve the collaboration program based on customer feedback of data sharing and business process collaboration needs. The program will be progressively launched throughout its network starting in Q3 2010.

About TraceLink:
TraceLink helps brand owners, suppliers and contract manufacturing / packaging partners create a predictable manufacturing and supply network by providing them with software solutions that enable execution of any business process with any partner at any time in a secure business cloud. Using our integrated team collaboration platform and instrumented business process modules, companies can establish an inter-company business process web that enhances the performance, quality, and timeliness of their global manufacturing and supply network operations. With visibility across the production lifecycle, companies increase control of manufacturing and distribution operations, improve operational performance and reduce production scheduling risk. For more information, visit http://www.tracelink.com.

About Catalent:
Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, Catalent Pharma Solutions is a leading provider of advanced dose form and packaging technologies, and development, manufacturing and packaging services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer healthcare companies in nearly 100 countries. Catalent applies its local market expertise and technical creativity to advance treatments, change markets and enhance patient outcomes. Catalent employs approximately 9,000 at 30 facilities worldwide and in fiscal 2009 generated more than $1.6 billion in annual revenue. For more information, visit http://www.catalent.com.

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