CAMBRIDGE, England, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Aegate, the leader in medicine verification and authentication services, is pleased to announce that they are on the way to enabling 2,000 Pharmacies across Greece to be Aegate Safe, putting patient safety at the forefront.
Pharmacies are an integral and indispensable part of any health system, Greek chemist shops scanning for counterfeit and expired medicines using the Aegate system have now expanded their capability further to provide patient care at point of dispense. Two way communication is enabled between pharmacist and manufacturer due to the unique Aegate system which is now available in Greece for the pharmaceutical industry to leverage.
The introduction of the Falsified Medicines Directive will require medicines to be uniquely serialised, protected by tamper-proof seals and their authenticity verified before being dispensed to patients. Every pharmacy in the EU will be obligated to have the ability to scan the serialised codes - thanks to Aegate, Greece has already stated to accelerate patient safety rather than wait for it to become compulsory.
Mark De Simone, Aegate CEO commented, "The expansion of our digital medicine network to Greece is an important milestone towards complete European coverage. We look forward to working with pharmacies and patient medication record companies to further expand coverage in Greece."
With a documented history of some 3.3 billion medicines scanned to date with an average rate of 200,000 transactions per hour across 17,000 dispensing points, Aegate is the principal active market leader in medicines verification. Aegate's Reach, Assure and Protect services meet the needs of all stakeholders. Supported internationally by manufacturers and pharmacists alike, Aegate is a European company with offices throughout Europe. Our mission is to protect patients from falsified, recalled or expired medicines.
We operate a highly secure real-time system to verify the authenticity of medicines. This operates seamlessly from manufacturer to pharmacy, and fully meets the requirements of European legislation for falsified medicines. The Aegate network also supports messaging services that provide additional information for the pharmacist at the point of dispense, such as regulatory or drug safety advice and patient education or adherence information.
For more information on Aegate, please visit http://www.aegate.com
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Company Contact: Charis Kosteletos