Global leaders in medicines verification

Global leaders in medicines verification

Aegate is an expert in the digital authentication of medicines. We have developed tried and tested technology that provides the high performing authentication service that NMVOs require to keep patients safe from falsified and expired medicines, across Europe.


Welcome to Aegate

Experience Counts

Each year in Europe 10 billion medicine packs are dispensed. Under the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) each one will need to be checked in real time, in all dispensing environments.

Aegate has extensive experience with over 10 years of continuous operational service that has seen 3.9 billion packs scanned. This means that we are acknowledged as authentication specialists. We are professionals in Blueprint with an existing, fully functioning solution.

We are able to demonstrate:

  • Long term performance measurement of speed of response, accuracy and security. Proving the robust nature of the service.
  • Understanding of the cultural and structural differences and challenges in the individual markets across Europe.
  • Meaning that we understand what it will take when it comes to implementing a successful medicine authentication solution.

The FMD Clock is ticking

With the publication of the Delegated Regulation on February 9 2020 the time available to implement the Falsified Medicines Directive reduces every day. That is less time to connect 170,000 pharmacies, less time to test, less time to be ready to scan 10 billion packs every year and less time to protect the 500 million citizens of Europe.

The Aegate NMVO Stakeholder Guide – are you asking the right questions?

Our expert advice for stakeholders forming their local NMVO can be found here. Ensure your country’s Authentication Service is the best in can be in terms of security, compliance, operation and governance.
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Our Blueprint Solution

The Aegate Blueprint solution delivers clear advantages for the NMVOs:

  • The system is robust and mature and is fully proven in dispensing environments meaning lower risk
  • It can be tailored to local requirements, language and regulations allowing flexible implementation and no interruption to pharmacy routines
  • It has an existing repository and interface (API) meaning it will work from day one
  • The Aegate Blueprint solution is the standard

Aegate is an EMVO appointed Blueprint provider. The Aegate Blueprint solution is highly secure and resilient, because it is hosted on a private cloud, which delivers 100% availability. It is performance proven with a well-established test harness an intuitive reporting.

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Report Highlights the Cost of Fake Drugs in the EU

According to The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (EUIPO) fake drugs cost the EU pharmaceutical industry €10.2bn annually. In their recently published report, that refers to manufacturers and wholesalers but not retailers, The Observatory estimates that the loss of sales in the sector is equivalent, in direct employment losses, of almost 38,000 jobs. The report also highlights the serious consequences for health that fake drugs can have on patients across Europe. These health issues also have economic implications, especially on healthcare systems. For more information, see the full report here.

This risk to health is why the EU Parliament have taken action to introduce the Falsified Medicines Directive, which needs to be implemented by February 2019, to help to secure the pharmaceutical supply chain from the dangers of falsified medicines.

Aegate – expirience and track record

  • The only experienced medicine verification service provider with 7 years active operations in multiple European countries
  • Aegate can load serialised codes from the European hub and also immediately direct into the Aegate national repository for testing purposes
  • A trusted subject matter expert advising the European Commission and national stakeholders on multiple occasions
  • Currently accessing 20% of all European pharmacies. 2.5 million transactions per day. 250 millisecond response time for the pharmacist and 99.998% availability for 7 years
  • Call us now to make an informed decision – Aegate are ready to roll- out in your country

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