Friday, February 29, 2008

XStream Systems Attends Leading Industry Event

Sales Executives from XStream Systems, Inc. attended the Secure Pharma 2008 Conference in Philadelphia this week.

Attending from XStream were Alan Clock, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and John Lundquist, Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

The Secure Pharma 2008 is billed as The Comprehensive Supply Chain Security Conference For the Pharmaceutical Industry and this year's event certainly lived up to that billing.

Attending the conference were dozens of representatives from pharmaceutical manufacturing, pharmaceutical distribution and various pharmaceutical software and security companies.

XStream representatives networked with a variety of attendees including representatives from manufacturing, distribution and several trade publications.

Although XStream did not present at the meeting, it was very apparent that through individual meetings and networking, the capabilities of XStream Systems' technology became one of the highlight take aways from the show.

The overarching message from those that presented at the conference, is that the pharmaceutical industry is relying totally on RFID, pedigree, tracing and bar code technology to combat counterfeiting and provide security for the every increasing threats posed to the pharmaceutical supply chain. It seemed very clear that although these technologies are robust, they are only half of the overall solution. RFID chips, bar codes and pedigrees do not offer complete protection and a proper comprehensive defense against sophisticated threats to raw materials, production and distribution.

All of the technology and systems formally demonstrated at Secure Pharma 2008 showed that they can only verify the packaging and pedigree within the supply chain but these technologies do nothing to authenticate the actual contents and materials of the products inside the packaging.

The technology of RFID's, bar codes and pedigrees cannot protect the pharmaceutical supply chain against issues of tainted raw materials, poor quality production or degradation.

XStream Systems, XT250 system, which has the ability to authenticate and verify the contents of a sealed container compliments and completes the overall solution to a secure pharmaceutical supply chain. Coupled with the ability to network with pedigree, inventory and security systems, the XT250 is the missing component to assuring the safety of a pharmaceutical product from manufacturing, through distribution and dispensing to the end consumer.

"John Lundquist and I came away from the meeting very excited about the potential of our solutions in all of the various members of the pharmaceutical supply chain," stated Alan Clock. "The capabilities of the XT250 surprised many attending the meeting and it was very apparent that the technology and complete solution that the XT250 provides, fills a gaping hole in all of their current QC, safety and security initiatives."

John Lundquist commented. "This was a very important event for XStream Systems, it validated our technology and solutions and gave us access to those who are responsible for securing the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain."

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