Sunday 01 Oct 2023
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 1): Zuellig Pharma is using a blockchain-based network to track Covid-19 vaccinations to prevent practitioners from administering expired vaccines.

Citing the Singaporean healthcare services provider, cryptocurrency news portal Cointelegraph on Monday (Jan 31) said Zuellig Pharma claims its new “eZTracker” management system can help prevent the use of improperly stored or counterfeit vaccines by allowing its clients to instantly verify the provenance and authenticity of their vaccines via a mobile app.

Zuellig Pharma vice-president and head of digital and data solutions Daniel Laverick said accidents involving expired or improperly stored vaccines can be avoided.

“Patients can scan the 2D data matrix on the product packaging to verify key product information like expiry date, temperature and provenance through its app powered by blockchain,” he said.

eZTracker uses the SAP blockchain to capture, track and trace multiple data points to improve supply chain transparency.

The eZTracker website explains how it works:

“Simply scan the QR code on the packaging to instantly verify if your product comes from an authorised distributor.”

The SAP Blockchain executes operations as a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS), allowing its clients to develop customised blockchain extensions for their existing applications.

According to SAP, 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches one of their systems.

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