Marketwired | 02.18.15

TraceLink Secures $20 Million to Help Life Sciences Companies Protect Patients From Counterfeit Drugs

By TraceLink

TraceLink Inc., the leader in protecting patient safety and enabling health for global Life Sciences, today announced that it has raised $20 million in new venture funding led by Volition Capital, including participation from Fidelity Biosciences and existing TraceLink investor, FirstMark Capital. With more than 120 countries currently reporting counterfeit drugs in the pharmaceutical supply chain, the Life Sciences industry is facing a global transition, where a wide range of new and emerging regulatory laws will protect more than 75% of global medicines by 2018. As Life Sciences companies work to transform their supply chains, the TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud has quickly become the industry-leading platform that drug manufacturers, distributors, repackagers and dispensers rely on to exchange required compliance information and deliver safe medicines to patients everywhere.

“TraceLink is the clear category leader of track and trace software for the Life Sciences industry, and in just a short time, the company’s Life Sciences Cloud platform has become the trusted solution for more than 100 pharma companies, ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers to small, independent pharmacies,” said Sean Cantwell, partner at Volition Capital. “What sets TraceLink apart is the unique approach it has taken to efficiently build a network infrastructure on which the entire pharmaceutical supply chain can connect, collaborate and exchange information in the face of new and complex laws. This differentiated approach positions TraceLink to win global market share faster than anyone else in this sector, and we’re excited to help the company drive its plans for future growth and expansion.”

Jon Lim, partner at Fidelity Biosciences, stated, “We are excited about TraceLink and the opportunity to partner with Shabbir and his team, Volition, and FirstMark. With investments in a broad portfolio of Life Sciences companies, we understand the intricate complexities of the pharmaceutical market and global supply and demand. TraceLink’s platform for networking the entire industry supports key solutions that are essential to the success of the pharmaceutical value chain.”

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