Development of authentication solutions for pharmaceutical and biotech production / Increasing data integrity and efficiency / Nymi Band provides secure operator authentication
Lüneburg, Germany, 29 May 2018 – Werum IT Solutions, the world’s leading supplier of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing IT solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, and the authentication expert Nymi have entered a strategic partnership. As part of their collaboration, the two companies are developing joint solutions for the smart authentication of employees on the pharmaceutical shop floor – an important prerequisite for ensuring data integrity and increasing efficiency in the pharma and biotech production.
“Together with our customers and partners, we evaluate new technologies for operating concepts on the shop floor of the future,” says Christiane Dickel, Product Manager at Werum IT Solutions. “The use of an innovative wearable for authentication has proven to be very promising. We are looking forward to working with Nymi and are confident that our new joint solutions will add significant value to customers in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.”
Nymi offers wearable, biometric authentication solutions that are backed by Nymi’s Enterprise Management (NEM) console for ease-of-deployment, security and privacy, while greatly increasing productivity. The Nymi Band is a multi-factor biometrically authenticated wearable that is worn by shop floor workers to perform day-to-day authentication tasks, such as digital signatures within an MES. Once setup, the user simply has to put on the Nymi Band and authenticate using their fingerprint. The device will then remain authenticated for as long as it remains on the user’s wrist. As an extra layer off security, the band also has sensors to read the wearer’s electrocardiogram, this confirms that the person wearing the Nymi Band and placing their finger on the sensor is indeed the authorized person. This authentication solution will be fully integrated into Werum’s PAS-X MES and is intended for use in already existing systems as well as by new customers.
“We are excited to be bringing our wearable authentication solutions to the life sciences industry with the market leader, Werum IT Solutions. As manufacturing becomes increasingly digital, we believe the value of continuous authentication will play a critical role to increase data integrity, but also maximize productivity, providing a substantial leap forward for manufacturing IT,” says Shawn Chance, VP Strategy at Nymi.
About Werum IT Solutions
Werum IT Solutions is the world’s leading supplier of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing IT solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Its PAS-X software product is run by the majority of the world’s top 30 pharmaceutical and biotech companies but also by many mid-sized manufacturers. Werum’s manufacturing IT solutions help pharma manufacturers to increase efficiency, improve productivity, and meet regulatory requirements. Founded in 1969, Werum is headquartered in Lüneburg, Germany, and has many locations in Europe, America, and Asia.
Werum is part of Medipak Systems, the Pharma Systems business area of the international technology group Körber. The Business Area’s companies, Dividella, Fargo Automation, Mediseal, Rondo, Seidenader Maschinenbau, Systec & Services and Werum IT Solutions, are global leading providers of high-quality solutions for the manufacturing and packaging process of pharmaceutical products. As a Medipak Systems company, Werum provides integrated IT solutions for all phases of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical production – including process development, commercial production, and packaging as well as track & trace serialization. Körber unites around 11,500 professionals in industry-leading companies worldwide, achieving annual earnings of 2.3 billion Euros.
Director Corporate Communications
Werum IT Solutions GmbH
21337 Lüneburg, Germany
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Nymi delivers secure, Always On Authentication to the enterprise. Its first product – the Nymi Band – is a wearable, multi-factor authenticator that can be used with any application, device or service for persistent authentication. With the Nymi Band, the traditional model of authentication can be transformed into a secure and seamless experience for enterprises and end-users. Nymi is based in Toronto, Canada and was founded in 2011.