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rfxcel A Leader in Track and Trace Technology Moves to Reno, Nevada

RENO, Nev. (November 27, 2018) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced today that rfxcel, the most tenured provider of track and trace solutions in the market today is relocating its corporate headquarters to Reno, Nevada. The new office is expected to open its doors this December 2018. The office will serve as rfxcel’s main headquarters as well as its research and development and back-office operations center. The company plans to hire up to 200 employees over the next several years.

rfxcel’s sophisticated track and trace technology optimizes supply chain operations with Serialization Software, Regulatory Compliance Management, Supply Chain Visibility Software, and Internet of Things (IoT) Environmental Monitoring. Their software also enables products and goods manufactured domestically and abroad to reach consumers without the threat of contamination, adulteration, or diversion. Additionally, rfxcel’s products help companies comply with regulations like the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which regulates the conditions in which foods are grown, harvested, and processed; and the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Act, which requires total end-to-end supply chain visibility into the prescription medications sold in the U.S.

“We recently reached a major milestone celebrating rfxcel’s 15-year anniversary. We intend to be in business for many years to come. That is why we chose Reno. Reno is one of the fastest growing hubs for technology in the country and is conducive to company growth. We will hire in many areas including software engineering, technical support, professional services, sales and marketing, accounting, human resources, training and development, and legal.  We are also exploring opportunities with several government agencies and intend to base our future government contract management staff in our Reno facility,” said Glenn Abood, rfxcel CEO and Co-Founder.

rfxcel’s growing platform of solutions and services will provide Reno residents jobs supporting a U.S. based international company that has continued to grow year over year since its founding 15 years ago. rfxcel will leverage Nevada’s growing technology resource pool, which is experiencing the 2nd highest growth rate in the country.

“The Reno City Council and I would like to extend a Biggest Little City welcome to Mr. Abood and the truly talented and innovative team at rfxcel,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said. “Companies like rfxcel are creating the future right here in Reno. This is another win for our entire region as we continue to transform into a progressive and vibrant technology hub.”

“We are excited that rfxcel has selected Reno for their new operations and corporate headquarters adding to the continued emergence of tech companies in our region,” said Mike Kazmierski, President & CEO of EDAWN. “The company’s reputation as one of the world’s leaders in “track and trace” technology is also proof that well-established companies like rfxcel continue to embrace the opportunities found in Nevada to help them grow their business.”

Ken Stark of Stark and Associates Commercial Real Estate assisted rfxcel in their relocation to Reno.

 

About rfxcel:

rfxcel is the most tenured track and trace provider in the market today. rfxcel provides leading-edge solutions to help organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements, protect their products, and brand reputations. For the last 15 years, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors throughout industry have trusted rfxcel to provide more than just compliance solutions; they rely on rfxcel’s platform for greater supply chain visibility and value. rfxcel is headquartered in the U.S. with offices in the EU, Latin America, India, Russia, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific. rfxcel’s integrated track and trace software suite delivers better business outcomes and lowers supply chain costs.

Contact:

Herb Wong, rfxcel VP Marketing
hwong@rfxcel.com

 

About EDAWN:

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is a private/ public partnership established in 1983 committed to adding quality jobs to the region by recruiting new companies, supporting the success of existing companies, and assisting newly forming companies, to diversify the economy and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks.

Contact:

Norma Yamaji, EDAWN Program Manager Business Development

775-829-3768, yamaji@edawn.org

 

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rfxcel Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification

November 8, 2018, San Ramon, CA – Today, rfxcel, the leader in track and trace solutions for global supply chains announced that it is now ISO 9001:2015 certified for Quality Management Systems.  

The certifying organization used by rfxcel examined rfxcel’s commitment to customer service and requests, commitment to quality from upper management, and processes and procedures put in place to ensure the delivery of quality systems. rfxcel demonstrated its long-standing commitment to quality management and processes and was officially certified on November 4, 2018.  

“This certification is a testament to rfxcel’s determination and commitment to continually improve as a business, provide our customers with uncompromising experiences, and drive a culture that produces high-quality products and services. Attaining this certification indicates the dedication rfxcel has taken in supporting our customers and exceeding their expectations. Quality is one of our strengths, and it is the reason we are the preferred partner for organizations globally.” – Amit Sewak, rfxcel, Director of Quality Management & Validation.  

The scope of the certification included rfxcel’s flagship product rfxcel Traceability System for serialization (rTS).  rTS is used by some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and dispensers and is being adopted in other industries like Food and Beverage, Consumer Goods, and the Public Sector.  

According to ISO, the 9001:2015 certification means that rfxcel demonstrated the seven following quality management principles for rTS:  

  • QMP 1 – Customer Focus 
  • QMP 2 – Leadership 
  • QMP 3 – Engagement of People 
  • QMP 4 – Process Approach  
  • QMP 5 – Continual Improvement 
  • QMP 6 – Evidence-Based Decision Making  
  • QMP 7 – Relationship Management  

 “Very few if any of our competitors can claim to be ISO 9001:2015 certified. It is a testament to our role as a leader in our industry and our commitment to quality. This certification assures our customers that quality management practices are baked into our systems. Those quality practices and procedures are passed on to our customers through consistent products and services, which brings business benefits like a lower total cost of ownership and predictable outcomes.” – rfxcel, CEO Glenn Abood  

 

About rfxcel 

rfxcel is the most tenured track and track provider in the market today. rfxcel provides leading-edge solutions to help organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements, protect their products, and brand reputations. For the last 15 years, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors throughout industry have trusted rfxcel to provide more than just compliance solutions; they rely on rfxcel’s platform for greater supply chain visibility and value. rfxcel is located across the globe in the U.S., EU, Latin America, India, Russia, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific. rfxcel’s integrated track and trace software suite delivers better business outcomes and lowers supply chain costs. 

 

Herb Wong 

Head of Marketing 

hwong@rfxcel.com 

(925) 824-0300 

rfxcel Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

November 1, 2018, San Ramon, CA – Today, rfxcel, the leader in track and trace solutions for global supply chains celebrates its 15th business anniversary. Over the last 15 years, rfxcel has grown from a small upstart focused on U.S. compliance to a global product track and trace provider with a footprint in Europe, India, Russia, Latin American, the Middle East, and Asia.

Founded in 2003 by Glenn Abood and Jack Tarkoff, rfxcel was created to help the Life Sciences industry secure and optimize its supply chain operations and deliver safe medicines to consumers. Since its founding, rfxcel has brought consumer-focused track and trace solutions to pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and dispensers. In addition to its geographical expansion, rfxcel has extended its vertical reach to include Food and Beverage, Consumer Goods, and the Public Sector.

“We are now the longest-tenured pure-play track and trace company in the market today. I am proud that we continue to innovate and grow in a highly competitive global market. As I’ve looked back on our 15 years, I’ve reflected on our humble beginnings meeting at our local Starbucks to plan and strategize to now running a world-class supply chain company with hundreds of bright and talented people. I also remain heartened by the fact that we have retained so many of our original customers. That is a tribute to our best-in-class products and service. I am looking forward to the next 15 years!”  – Glenn Abood, rfxcel, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer.

rfxcel prides itself in delivering flexible solutions that meet compliance standards while also providing additional value. In response to customer needs for greater supply chain visibility, rfxcel migrated from lot-level “ePedigree” to global serialization at the unit level, and expanded its product lines to include Internet of Things (IoT) Environmental Monitoring, Immunization Tracking, and Controlled Substances Tracking for government and law enforcement.

“We set out to create solutions to protect consumers. When we founded rfxcel, there were no complete pharmaceutical track and trace solutions on the market, and there were very few regulations governing pharmaceutical track and trace. We were ahead of the curve then and remain ahead of the curve now because we produce products with the consumer in mind.” – Jack Tarkoff, rfxcel, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer

About rfxcel

rfxcel is the most tenured track and trace provider in the market today. rfxcel provides leading-edge solutions to help organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements, protect their products, and brand reputations. For the last 15 years, manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors throughout industry have trusted rfxcel to provide more than just compliance solutions; they rely on rfxcel’s platform for greater supply chain visibility and value. rfxcel is located across the globe in the USA, EU, Latin America, India, Russia, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific. rfxcel’s integrated track and trace software suite delivers better business outcomes and lowers supply chain costs.

Herb Wong

Head of Marketing

hwong@rfxcel.com

(925) 824-0300

FMD Compliance Solution for Pharmaceutical Dispensers and Hospital Pharmacies

October 10, 2018: rfxcel, the global leader in track and trace solutions, has released its compliance solution, rfxcel Code Check (rCC), designed to address the specific requirements of the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) for pharmaceutical dispensers and hospital pharmacies.

By February 9, 2019 all pharmaceutical dispensers in the European Economic Area (EEA) must be able to electronically verify and decommission prescription medicines before dispensing. rfxcel has applied its fifteen years of traceability expertise and work with pharmacists to develop a simplified, pharmacy specific workflow that addresses the FMD validation process.

Mark Davison, Senior Operations Director Europe, rfxcel, comments: “The Falsified Medicines Directive will soon impact all pharmacies in Europe, and will require dispensers to verify pack features – tamper evidence and data matrix code – prior to dispensing medicines to the patient. This involves an established and ongoing connection to their National Medicines Verification System (NMVS) as well as a scanner capable of reading the data matrix codes printed on medicine packs. As an accredited FMD service provider, rfxcel can facilitate a secure connection to any NMVS, while rfxcel Code Check (rCC) addresses all the functions required under FMD.”

Functionality within rfxcel’s FMD software has been adapted to build a workflow uniquely designed to enable dispensers to manage split packs, aggregation to bag level during preparation of prescriptions in advance, re-commissioning of items from no-shows, and other pharmacy-specific activities impacted by FMD. In addition, rfxcel Code Check (rCC) offers seamless integration with standard data matrix scanners and is available standalone or as an integrated solution with all major pharmacy software providers, providing a range of options and reducing risk.

Mark concludes: “Organisations in the medicine supply chain, including pharmaceutical dispensers, urgently need clarity and support if they are to meet the complex requirements of the FMD by February 2019, especially amidst continued uncertainty around Brexit. More specifically, they need guidance from experienced solution providers with traceability expertise. The FMD is endlessly challenging, but rfxcel Code Check (rCC) builds these requirements into existing pharmacy workflows and offers a great opportunity to improve patient safety and supply chain efficiency.”

Demonstrations of rfxcel Code Check (rCC)  will be available to visitors to the Pharmacy Show, 7th & 8th October 2018, Birmingham NEC, UK.

rfxcel to present its Pharmacy FMD Compliance Solution

October 2, 2018 Global track and trace software provider, rfxcel, is attending the upcoming Pharmacy Show, which takes place on Sunday the 7th and Monday 8th of October 2018 at The NEC in Birmingham, where it will present its latest FMD compliance solution, rfxcel SNAP, designed specifically to meet the needs of pharmaceutical dispensers.

By February 9, 2019 all pharmaceutical dispensers in the European Economic Area (EEA) must be able to electronically verify and decommission prescription medicines before dispensing. For UK pharmacies, this means new rules for coding and verifying, decommissioning and recommissioning prescription medicines, as well as facing continued uncertainty around Brexit and the UK’s role as a major exporter of medicines. rfxcel is able to help the industry meet these challenges with its simplified, pharmacy specific workflow that addresses all aspects of the FMD validation process.

In addition, Mark Davison, Senior Operations Director Europe at rfxcel, will be hosting a speaker session entitled, “FMD compliance: a simple guide to getting your pharmacy ready for February 2019”.  This session will take place between 12:45 and 13:15 on Sunday 7th October in The Pharmacy Technology Theatre.

Mark will outline the practical expectations that the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) is placing on UK pharmacies. Cutting through the hyperbole and misinformation around FMD and Brexit, Mark will focus on the knowledge you need to ensure compliance.

In the session, delegates will benefit from the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand FMD and how it impacts UK pharmacies
  • Get clarity on Brexit and ‘what-if’ scenarios
  • Understand what FMD solutions and tools are available
  • Get proven tips to become FMD compliant… quickly!

Delegates to the event will be able to see demonstrations of rfxcel SNAP and rfxcel’s FMD compliance software at Stand PE26 as well as get a chance to discuss, debate and share the latest issues with rfxcel experts.

rfxcel Extends Solutions to Food & Beverage

October 11, 2018, San Ramon, CA – rfxcel, the Leader in Track and Trace Solutions for the pharmaceutical market, announced today that it is extending its leading-edge track and trace solutions to the Food and Beverage industry. Like the pharmaceutical market, the Food and Beverage industry seeks innovative technologies to protect their consumers and brand reputations from contamination, adulteration, and fraud.  rfxcel’s track and trace solutions offer farm to fork product visibility, providing unprecedented supply chain insights.

Glenn Abood, CEO of rfxcel said “The Food and Beverage industry is similar to pharma. Like pharma, the Food and Beverage industry is under a tremendous amount of pressure to deliver products free of contamination, adulteration, fraud, and diversion. It’s a highly competitive, regulated market with little room for error. Their supply chain operations must be lean, reliable, and automated in such a way that the supply chain learns and adapts quickly. Our track and trace solutions do just that. We are an industry leader in track and trace. Not only does it make sense for us to offer our solutions to the Food and Beverage industry, but I am also pleased that our entry into this segment is a continuation of our founding principle, which is to deliver safe products to consumers.”

rfxcel’s complete end-to-end solution offers Food and Beverage Traceability, Serialization Processing, Ingredients Traceability, Finished Goods Traceability, Compliance Management, Blockchain Enabler, and Environmental Monitoring. rfxcel’s award-winning Environmental Monitoring tool helps to protect products from contamination and enables the quick identification of products for surgical recalls.

rfxcel’s solutions implemented separately or in toto, provide valuable supply chain insights starting at harvest, ending with consumers, and all points in-between. rfxcel’s solutions give suppliers and retailers the ability to optimize their supply chains and keep the food in their supply chains safe; and enable the tracking of ingredients and raw materials through to finished goods, by lot or by item.

“It has never been easier for consumers to enjoy food from other countries or for retail chains to import foods to serve their customers. Moreover, while consumers enjoy choice, they’re equally committed to transparency, provenance, and authentication of the food they eat. Our solutions, and in particular our Environmental Monitoring solution, provide the critical components for companies to realize true track and trace, secure their supply chains, and deliver the transparency the consumer expects.” – said Todd Fabec, Sales Director, Food & Beverage, rfxcel.

 

About rfxcel

rfxcel is a world-class supply chain track and trace company. rfxcel provides leading-edge track and trace solutions to help companies meet regulatory compliance requirements, protect their products, and brand reputation. rfxcel has been an industry leader since 2003, expanding to locations beyond the US to include the EU, LATAM, India, and APAC. rfxcel’s integrated track and trace software suite delivers better business outcomes and lowers supply chain costs.

 

Herb Wong

Head of Marketing

hwong@rfxcel.com

(925) 824-0300

 

UK Government Selects rfxcel to Participate in the Digital Outcomes & Specialists Framework

October 2, 2018 San Ramon, CA – rfxcel, the leader in track and trace solutions for global supply chains, announced today that it is now an approved UK government Digital Market Place vendor under the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework.  

The Digital Outcomes and Specialist framework, also known as DOS, allows the public sector and arm’s length bodies in the UK to buy from a preapproved list of vendors to expedite contracting. This reduces time and costs of procurement and provides rfxcel with the opportunity to support a wide array of digital supply chain transformation efforts across the public sector.  

“As an approved Digital Market Place vendor, we are able to provide the UK public sector with the same leading-edge digital supply chain technology as their private sector counterparts. Furthermore, as an experienced Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) service provider, DOS will enable us to work more closely with the NHS trusts and pharmacists to assist in their FMD implementation efforts. This is especially important given the February 2019 deadline for FMD is fast approaching,” – said Mark Davison, Senior Operations Director – Europe, rfxcel.  

Contact us today to learn more about our digital supply chain traceability solutions. 

About rfxcel 

rfxcel is a world-class supply chain track and trace company. rfxcel provides leading-edge track and trace solutions to help organisations meet regulatory compliance requirements, protect their products, and brand reputation. rfxcel has been an industry leader since 2003, with global locations including USA, EU, Latin America, India and Asia Pacific. rfxcel’s integrated track and trace software suite delivers better business outcomes and lowers supply chain costs. 

Herb Wong 

Head of Marketing 

hwong@rfxcel.com 

(925) 824-0300 

rfxcel Announces New U.S. Public Services Vertical

September 18, 2018 San Ramon, CA – rfxcel, the leader in track and trace solutions for the pharmaceutical market, announced today entry into the U.S. public sector with a new U.S. Public Services vertical. This new vertical will provide leading-edge track and trace solutions for federal agencies, state and local governments as well as defense and law enforcement.  

Glenn Abood, CEO of rfxcel said, “we decided to invest in a U.S. Public Services vertical because there is a national opioid crisis, and a growing problem with foreign drugs entering the legitimate supply chain. These problems impact not only drug prices, but also drug safety, which has been a founding principle of our organization from the beginning.”  

rfxcel’s entry into the public sector highlights the need for more sophisticated track and trace technology solutions for government to combat threats to public health. “There is growing intersection between the goals and needs of the public and private sector because of laws like the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), Drug Quality Security Act (DSQA), Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). rfxcel understands enforcement challenges. We will work with government agencies to implement many of the same track and trace solutions used in the private sector, and bridge the information gap to allow for a more complete view of data required by laws and regulations,” – said Jack Tarkoff, CSO, rfxcel.  

“Today marks an important milestone in our business as we extend our capabilities into government by announcing the creation of a new U.S. Public Services vertical led by Greg Moulthrop, Vice President of U.S. Public Services. In the past, while we have not directly partnered with the government, we have been good stewards of the laws that protect consumers from counterfeit, contaminated, stolen and adulterated pharmaceutical products. For years, we have worked with our private industry partners to ensure the practical application and implementation of requirements in response to laws and regulations, and have developed innovative solutions that meet and exceed regulatory requirements.  It is therefore not only a natural evolution of our business to move into the public sector, but also a natural fit as our business is able to offer similar innovative solutions to government and law enforcement,” – said Glenn Abood, CEO, rfxcel.  

About rfxcel U.S. Public Services  

Our mission is to develop innovative solutions for federal, state, defense and law enforcement agencies that utilize our robust track and trace platform and capitalize on existing laws and technologies. We understand that the government has made significant investments to enact laws and regulations that protect citizens and consumers from counterfeit or harmful products and predatory practices, which is why rfxcel strives to provide solutions that pair leading-edge track and trace solutions with powerful data and insights for better decision making.  

 

Contact us today to learn more about our Public Services solutions.  

 

Herb Wong 

Head of Marketing 

hwong@rfxcel.comP 

(925) 824-0300 

rfxcel Awarded a Group Purchasing Contract by Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance

August 29, San Ramon, CA:  rfxcel announces it has been awarded a contract with the Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP) for FDA Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) Compliance Solutions.

rfxcel’s dynamic traceability platform enables companies to protect patients, comply with regulatory mandates, e.g., DSCSA, and gain visibility into their supply chain. rfxcel’s commitment to customer success and continuous innovation ensures that companies can meet today’s requirements and tomorrow’s challenges.

The Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP) is a free, voluntary group purchasing organization for government facilities that provide healthcare services. MMCAP has been delivering pharmacy and healthcare value to members since 1985. MMCAP’s membership extends across nearly every state in the nation, delivering volume buying power. Members receive access to a full range of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products and services, such as medical supplies, influenza vaccine, dental supplies, drug testing, wholesaler invoice auditing, and returned goods processing.

“We are honored to be selected by MMCAP to help their members become and stay compliant with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The end goal of the DSCSA is to ensure the safety of patients and consumers. This is an exciting time of change in the industry and we look forward to helping MMCAP members meet this goal,” said Glenn Abood, rfxcel’s Chief Executive Officer.

 

About rfxcel

Founded in 2003 by Glenn Abood and Jack Tarkoff, rfxcel is the first company to focus on the safety of the pharmaceutical supply chain, and bring advanced track and trace software to manufacturers, repackagers, wholesalers, distributors, and dispensers. rfxcel’s mission is to be the thought leader in traceability technology, and to enable customers to better manage their business today and deliver value tomorrow.

To learn more about rfxcel please contact us at https://www.rfxcel.com/contact-rfxcel/.

Herb Wong

Head of Marketing

hwong@rfxcel.com

(925) 824-0300

 

Top 6 India Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Choose rfxcel

August 22, 2018 San Ramon, CA – rfxcel, the leader in track and trace solutions for the pharmaceutical market, today announced tremendous growth in India. rfxcel more than doubled its annual sales performance in India and APAC. This speaks to the significant market opportunities and demand for traceability technologies delivered by rfxcel.

Our rapid growth in India is the result of our dominant position in the serialization platform space and our emergence as the leader in track and trace technologies. Through our focus on customer success and product innovation, we have become the trusted global traceability standard for more than 300 brands,” said Vikash Pushpraj, Senior Vice President of rfxcel. “Over the past year, we have invested heavily in building traceability technology critical for regulatory compliance and supply chain visibility.  As a result, we have emerged as the essential traceability platform, focused on full-service on-boarding, 24/7 support, and the platform for true data integrity.

Traceability is the primary focus for the life sciences in 2018. According to a rfxcel customer survey of 100+ brands, 89% believe collaboration, full-service onboarding, continued support, and interoperability are important for a successful and secure supply chain. rfxcel is the first-ever traceability platform to help companies of all sizes and industries easily connect and integrate with trading partners, resulting in predictable outcomes and lower supply chain costs.

rfxcel’s unwavering commitment to our success has enabled us to grow our serialization program and engage our trading partners more effectively,” said a CIO at one of India largest pharmaceutical companies based in Mumbai, India; “rfxcel is an innovative company delivering cutting-edge technology and data-driven intelligence that we can leverage in our programs.

Because of this growth, rfxcel has achieved many major milestones, including:

Exceptional Business Performance in India: rfxcel more than doubled annual sales growth and its customer base in 2018; while securing wins with 6 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in India.

Exceptional Growth in Europe: rfxcel announced its successful expansion in the UK and EMEA, with triple digit revenue growth since 2017.  This includes an increase in sales headcount by 300% and an expansion in our delivery and support teams by 350% in the same period.

New Board Members: Chris Sultemeier (President and CEO of Walmart Transportation LLC.) and Martin Van Trieste (Chief Quality Officer and SVP of Quality at Amgen), joined rfxcel’s Board of Directors. Veterans of supply chain, Chris and Martin have played instrumental roles guiding highly visible supply chain and traceability efforts.

About rfxcel:

rfxcel is a world-class supply chain track and trace company. rfxcel provides leading-edge track and trace solutions to help companies meet regulatory compliance requirements, protect their products, and brand reputation. rfxcel has been an industry leader since 2003, expanding to locations beyond the US to include the EU, LATAM, India and APAC. rfxcel’s integrated track and trace software suite delivers better business outcomes and lowers supply chain costs.

 

Herb Wong

Head of Marketing

hwong@rfxcel.com

(925) 824-0300