CATENA INC. Partners with Intelsius

Collaboration Will Provide Life Sciences Industry With End-to-End Product Security, Monitoring and Data Visualization

WESTON, Fla.--()--CATENA INC., an emerging leader in cold chain visibility and data aggregation technology, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Intelsius, a subsidiary of DGP Life Science Ltd. Under the agreement, Intelsius will resell CATENA’s proprietary software solution and use CATENA’s professional services to provide intelligent cold chain visibility services to its global client base. This partnership will strengthen and enhance both companies’ abilities to deliver high-end products, strategic technology solutions and professional services to the life sciences marketplace.

“It was an easy choice for us to build a strategic partnership with Intelsius because of its global reputation to drive innovation, quality products and commitment to its clients.”

“CATENA’s breakthrough technology provides true supply chain visibility, analytics and data visualization in a single platform for producers as they move their goods through the supply chain,” said Alberto Marzan, founder and CEO of CATENA INC. “It was an easy choice for us to build a strategic partnership with Intelsius because of its global reputation to drive innovation, quality products and commitment to its clients.”

“Intelsius is a forward-thinking company that strives to be at the forefront of innovation. This partnership highlights our commitment to collaborative partnerships that drive change and move the industry forward,” said Steve Healy, Intelsius’ director of global sales. “I believe this collaboration offers our customers access to a solution that will enable them to drive out unwanted costs, whilst maintaining the integrity of the precious cargo being carried. CATENA brings together data from its leading suppliers within the distribution supply chain and provides key information to customers, which enables them to make smart, informed decisions.”

According to 2011 data from EPCglobal, perishable suppliers ship more than five billion pallets of chilled meats, seafood, cheese, produce and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and bio-medical products valued at $2.6 trillion every year. This cold chain transportation marketplace is fragmented, with many different information systems and solutions and little to no common ground between them to enable seamless tracking and monitoring of goods. As a result, transportation providers have great difficulty fulfilling delivery requirements, and suppliers aren’t able to track their shipments with the level of detail they need to ensure their shipments arrive intact and in compliance with handling standards. In the food cold chain alone, $35 billion worth of goods are discarded due to temperature loss and other compliance intrusions during the supply chain journey.

CATENA’s proprietary technology ecosystem solves these problems by delivering the ability for everyone in the supply chain to have a synergistic, unified view of these goods from their point of origin to their final destination. Users are able to:

  • Increase cold chain optimization so that perishable goods arrive at their destinations safer and more efficiently;
  • Increase product quality by reducing spoilage and loss;
  • Reduce insurance costs, liability and product loss;
  • Increase customer satisfaction for producers by providing them peace of mind and visibility to the whereabouts and status of their products;
  • Ensure compliance to standards, and provide an archive of monitoring data.

In addition, CATENA's professional services group provides strategic consulting and direction across all supply chain segments, including producers, manufacturers, retailers and domestic and foreign providers. The team can help life sciences organizations plan and manage pharmaceutical and medical product development programs, devising ways to overcome obstacles, ensure regulatory compliance and accelerate industry imperatives to get products to market faster and smarter. The group also works with food and beverage clients, delivering FSMA strategic planning and compliance, operational risk management, reputational risk management and regulatory risk services with the goal of achieving brand protection.

About Intelsius

Incorporated in 1998, Intelsius is a subsidiary of DGP Life Science Ltd. Intelsius serves a wide range of organizations including government agencies, leading pharmaceutical companies, clinical researchers, major laboratories and life sciences organizations. Intelsius is the preferred response partner for human and veterinary epidemic and pandemic events in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Intelsius provides intelligent, thoroughly tested and qualified packaging systems that meet regulatory compliance standards worldwide. The company also offers solutions to ensure the integrity of customers’ products and samples for better human and animal health worldwide. Intelsius has a growing global presence with headquarters in York, United Kingdom and manufacturing facilities, distribution hubs and local offices situated in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.intelsius.com.

About CATENA INC.

CATENA INC. enables intelligent business decisions by delivering a unified view of logistics data through integrated technology. CATENA brings a diverse set of business, technology, M2M (machine-to-machine) and design experts to the problems facing the cold chain transportation market. Its cloud-based software solution radically transforms and optimizes the way cold chain transportation logistics are managed, analyzed, and delivered by providing a single unified view. For more information, visit www.catenainc.com.

Contacts

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Release Summary

CATENA INC., a leader in cold chain visibility and data aggregation technology, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Intelsius, a subsidiary of DGP Life Science Ltd.

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