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Singaporean Firm Zuellig Deploys Blockchain System to Prevent Use of Fake COVID-19 Vaccine

UTC by Sanaa Sharma · 3 min read
Singaporean Firm Zuellig Deploys Blockchain System to Prevent Use of Fake COVID-19 Vaccine
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According to the eZTracker website, the customer only needs to scan the QR code on the packaging to spontaneously confirm if the product originates from an approved dispenser.

Blockchain has once again made a difference in the lives of people with the adoption of this technology into mainstream healthcare services yet again. This time, Asia’s leading Healthcare service provider Zuellig Pharma has acquired a blockchain network to track and follow COVID-19 vaccinations. This will be done to control professionals from dispensing expired vaccines.

Zuellig Pharma has stated that this novel “eZTracker” management system will help detect and identify inefficiently kept and fake vaccines from being brought into use by practitioners. The customers who are injected with these vaccines can spontaneously confirm the origin and genuineness of the vaccines through an app on their mobile devices

According to Daniel Laverick, Vice President and Head of Digital and Data solutions at Zuellig Pharma, mishaps revolving around terminated and inefficiently kept vaccines can be prevented with a better system in place.

eZTracker brings to action the SAP Blockchain technology. This technology allows users to identify, follow and outline several data points to enhance supply chain transparency. According to the eZTracker website, the customer only needs to scan the QR code on the packaging to spontaneously confirm if the product originates from an approved dispenser. In addition to that, Daniel Laverick confirmed that the patients could scan the 2D matrix on the product packaging to verify essential product information like expiry date, temperature, origin via its application which is run on Blockchain.

The SAP Blockchain implements operations as a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS), ensuring its customers design bespoke Blockchain extensions for their current applications. According to SAP, seventy-seven percent of the world’s transaction revenue hits one of their systems.

Earlier in 2020, Pharma company Zuellig collaborated with MSD to employ eQTracker in Hong Kong. This tracker was essentially used to identify and keep a track of the Human Papilloma Virus, Gardasil. According to Laverick, the vaccines pass through several stakeholders and junctures in the supply chain. With the help of this technology, the products’ information statistics are added into the eZTracker’s secure blockchain ledger, assuring the stakeholders a safe transport of the items. The distinctive data matrix code used in the blockchain can help professionals and patients check the origin and authenticity of the product.

About six months ago, there was a significant conjecture around the usage of fake Australian coronavirus vaccination certificates, that could be retrieved easily from the internet. Ever since, lawmakers, as well as experts, have been calling for a Blockchain intervention in the system to help ensure the efficacy of the Covid certificate scheme.

Zuellig Pharma was established a hundred years ago as one of the most influential healthcare service provider groups. The company also sells a product known as eZvax, which is particularly used to supply end-to-end vaccine management systems to governments, local and regional authorities along with the private sector.

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Sanaa Sharma
Author Sanaa Sharma

Sanaa is a chemistry major and a Blockchain enthusiast. As a science student, her research skills enable her to understand the intricacies of Financial Markets. She believes that Blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize every industry in the world.

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