Be4ward and rfXcel have recently co-hosted a successful, informative webinar addressing the 2017 DSCSA Serialization Requirements for Contract Manufacturers (CMO).

Held on 16 November, this session helped clarify some of the confusion CMOs are facing when it comes to meeting DSCSA requirements, which will be applied by 17 November, 2017. The webinar addressed key areas of the law, practices to incorporate, what trading partners are looking for, and how you can accelerate compliance while creating value for your company.

The session was co-presented by vice-president and serialisation expert at Be4ward, Stephen McIndoe. He explained how to accelerate the process to meet the fast approaching DSCSA deadline. Stephen reported that: "the webinar was extremely popular, which indicates to me that many CMOs are yet to act for the DSCSA 2017 deadline.

"There are many issues to master in preparing for the DSCSA serialisation deadline and we were able to give general advice to all CMOs that attended. I am now communicating with a number of the attendees to answer questions related to their more specific needs. I am pleased to see that the webinar was helpful to all that attended."

Don’t be left behind! For any CMOs still needing advice on how to prepare for the 2017 DSCSA deadline, please contact Stephen McIndoe at

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 helps clients define the most efficient business processes, organisation design, and helps them select and implement the most appropriate service providers and IT systems to meet their needs. Be4ward helps these companies improve patient safety and drive additional value from their product range.