PharmaSecure

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PharmaSecure
Type Private
Industry anti-piracy
Headquarters Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S.
Area served India
Employees 25-30
Website pharmasecure.com

PharmaSecure is a U.S.-based software and technology company that works to improve global public health using mobile phone technology.

History[edit]

PharmaSecure was founded by Nathan Sigworth and N. Taylor Thompson in 2007. The company was started to address the problem of counterfeit pharmaceuticals. The original technology provided consumers with the opportunity to verify that their medicines are authentic by using a unique identifier on the package and a cell phone.[1]

PharmaSecure now provides security for hundreds of millions of packages around the world[2] and connects patients to healthcare services based on the medicines they are taking.

In July 2012, PharmaSecure became the first company to partner with the INTERPOL Global Register.[3]

Company Profile[edit]

The company is currently headquartered in Lebanon, New Hampshire, with a subsidiary operation in Gurgaon, India,[4] and is funded through private investment.[5][6]

Key People[edit]

  • Nathan Sigworth, Co-Founder and CEO
  • Nakul Pasricha, COO
  • Keith Nalepka, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing
  • Jay Kunin, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer
  • Mark Davison, Chief Business Officer[7]

Products and Services[edit]

PharmaSecure has four main products: psID™, psVerify™, psConnect™, and psResearch™.[8]

  1. psID™ -- The psID™ platform is a code generation system that allows pharmaceutical producers to apply unique codes to their product packaging.[9]
  2. psVerify™ -- PharmaSecure’s “flagship product,” psVerify™, allows for the verification of pharmaceuticals via SMS, website, phone call, or mobile web application.[10]
  3. psConnect™ -- PharmaSecure’s mHealth platform connects patients with healthcare services, such as medicine refill reminders or talking to wellness advisers.[11]
  4. psResearch™ -- This product allows for companies engaging with psVerify™ to conduct studies on subjects such as product use and patient behavior.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnoldy, Ben (14 December 2010). "Indian start-up strikes deal to combat counterfeiting of medicine". Christian Science Monitor  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "30 under 30: Nathan Sigworth, PharmaSecure". Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Real or fake? Just dial an Interpol registry to find out". Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  4. ^ "PharmaSecure". Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  5. ^ "PharmaSecure completes $4M funding round". Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  6. ^ "PharmaSecure seals up $2.5M in latest round". Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  7. ^ "PharmaSecure Leadership". Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  8. ^ "PharmaSecure Solutions". Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  9. ^ "PharmaSecure psID™". Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  10. ^ "PharmaSecure psVerify™". Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  11. ^ "PharmaSecure psConnect™". Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  12. ^ "PharmaSecure psResearch™". Retrieved 2012-11-19.