Thursday, 10 March 2011

Forest Laboratories and Allergy Asthma Research Institute join SAFE-BioPharma Association

In a move to improve efficiency by reducing paper in their respective operations, Forest Laboratories and the Allergy Asthma Research Institute, have joined SAFE-BioPharma Association. They now have access to the SAFE-BioPharma digital identity and signature standard, used throughout the biopharmaceutical industry to verify and manage digital identities involved in electronic transactions and to apply digital signatures to electronic documents.

Forest Laboratories has franchises in the central nervous system and cardiovascular therapeutic areas. The Allergy Asthma Research Institute, based in Waco, is the premier center for allergies, asthma, and respiratory disorders in central Texas.

Participation in the SAFE-BioPharma standard provides access to SAFE-BioPharma interoperable digital identity credentials, a form of software installed on a computer, cell phone or other device, which establishes a close link with the user’s proven identity and allows for the application of legally binding, digital signatures to electronic documents. SAFE-BioPharma digital identity credentials are trusted within US federal agencies and in other industries. SAFE-BioPharma digital signatures are recognized by regulatory agencies throughout the US and Europe.

“Forest Laboratories and the Allergy Asthma Research Institute are streamlining their systems by shifting to interoperable digital identities and digital signatures. We welcome them to the growing SAFE-BioPharma cyber-community,” said Mollie Shields-Uehling, president and CEO, SAFE-BioPharma Association.