XStream Systems, Inc., today announced that Cumberland Distribution, Inc., located in Nashville, Tennessee, has selected XStream’s XT250 Materials Authentication Solution in an effort to advance its supply chain safety process by authenticating and verifying products throughout the receiving, stocking, and fulfillment process.
In its Nashville distribution center, Cumberland is deploying XStream’s authentication solution in order to provide its customers with access to the safest and most verified pharmaceutical products available, and protect it from the growing threat of counterfeit, tampered, and adulterated pharmaceuticals.
By integrating Cumberland’s CareTrac™ inventory management system with XStream’s SPN (Secure Pharma Network), Cumberland will be in a unique position to provide its customers online access to the individual molecular signature of each product distributed.
“We are moving beyond the current standard of pharmaceutical pedigrees, which relies on a sometimes convoluted process of recording transactions from point to point,” said Jerrod Smith, President of Cumberland Distribution. “With the XStream XT250 and SPN solution, we can individually pinpoint each bottle of medication, verify, and authenticate the product inside its sealed container, and provide the molecular fingerprint of that product along with the lot number and expiration all the way from the receiving dock to the pharmacy customer.”
“We exhausted research on other products and technologies, and determined that XStream’s system was the best solution to protect our inventories and provide our pharmacy customers with the greatest assurance of safe medications for their patients. It gives us the confidence to live up to our company’s motto, Cumberland Distribution, Keeping America’s Pharmacies Healthy.”
According to Alan Clock, XStream’s Senior Vice President, Cumberland Distribution exemplifies why many pharmaceutical distributors are seeking out solutions beyond RFID and Pedigrees and are looking to XStream for help. “Like many within the pharmaceutical supply chain, Cumberland Distribution recognizes the many threats that currently exist globally to its source of supply,” he said. “As a result of these threats, it is vital for pharmaceutical distributors to have an effective process to verify and authenticate their products as they receive and ship them to their customers.”
About Cumberland Distribution
Cumberland Distribution, Inc., (cumberlandcare.com) is a nationwide pharmaceutical wholesaler whose mission is to distribute pharmaceutical products to underserved independent pharmacy providers. Cumberland is dedicated to Keeping America’s Pharmacies Healthy.
About XStream Systems
XStream Systems (xstreamsystems.net) produces next-generation equipment for material identification. Their patented systems are based on Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Diffraction (EDXRD) technology. The company’s XT250™ System enables testing of powders, pills AND entire sealed bottles. The equipment’s superior sample penetration allows the identification of contents inside opaque plastic, cardboard and even metal packaging. XStream’s SPN (Secure Pharma Network) integrates testing data into a real time supply chain safety management solution.
About the XT250
The XT250™ Material Identification System, based on Energy Dispersive X-Ray Diffraction (EDXRD), is an easy to use, checkpoint screening device that matches a pharmaceutical’s molecular crystalline structure against its standard profile to determine its authenticity and quality. The XT250 System’s superior penetration allows it to scan directly through the manufacturer’s packaging allowing wholesales to ensure safety beyond current pedigree methods by verifying their inventory at receiving points.
About the Secure Pharma Network
Secure Pharma Network (SPN) is a network suite of functionalities for verification data and system updates. Customizable and scaleable, it can be integrated with inventory control and e-pedigree systems. Critical data on substandard medication can be monitored by manufacturers, distributors, dispensers, re-packagers, and government agencies giving vital up-to-date information to help protect the supply chain across the globe.