Be4ward Answer Crucial Questions Surrounding EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) Pharma Artwork Compliance in Visual E-Guide

Be4ward Answer Crucial Questions Surrounding EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) Pharma Artwork Compliance in Visual E-Guide

The global pharma market faces unprecedented complexities and pressures regarding the packaging and labelling of medicinal products. This guide examines the changes required for pharmaceutical packaging to meet the requirements of EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) and the crucial questions to ask in order to achieve compliance. This guide includes areas such as; EU FMD packaging related requirements, broader organisation and supply chain implications, unique identifiers (UID), anti-tampering solutions and artwork design implementation guidance.

This guide was recently published by Pharma Logistics IQ for IQPC’s Pharmaceutical Packaging and Labelling Summit, 19 – 21 June 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. Be4ward led the creation of this guide, in partnership with Schawk and Patheon. Stephen McIndoe, lead author of this guide and Serialisation Practice VP at Be4ward explains, ‘We wanted this guide to be useful to companies who are still looking for help with their EU FMD serialisation project. This guide is aimed to provide an awareness of the crucial questions companies should be asking.’

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Be4ward advises companies on how to accelerate the process to meet the fast approaching EU FMD Artwork Compliance deadline. If you would like specific help on preparing for and/or implementing EU FMD Artwork Compliance in your company, please contact Stephen McIndoe on email at or visit Be4ward’s corporate website at

Be4ward has helped many pharma and biotech companies and their supply chain partners to define and implement end-to-end serialisation capabilities to both meet legislative requirements and deliver other business benefits. Be4ward also specialise in the areas of labelling and artwork. Be4ward deliver value to their clients through a combination of deep subject matter expertise and excellent consulting skills.

Be4ward’s serialisation services include:

  • Strategy development
  • Ongoing legislation understanding and impact assessment
  • Requirements development
  • Independent solution supplier selection
  • Detailed design
  • Supply chain partner integration management
  • Implementation support
  • Validation services
  • Support model design and implementation
  • Project and program management

Be4ward is a niche consultancy company helping pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies and their supply base improve their serialisation, labelling and artwork capabilities. Be4ward help clients define the most efficient business processes, organisation design and, being completely independent, help them select and implement the most appropriate service providers and IT systems to meet their needs.

If you would like to discuss your particular situation with regard to aggregation, or other aspects of serialization, please do not hesitate to contact me at

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