Like most companies, PRISYM ID’s year was dominated by a word and a disease that few had heard of on the 1st January. As Christmas approaches, I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s been involved in supporting the Covid response over the last 12 months.
It has been a privilege working in a sector that’s shown such incredible resilience, adaptability and courage in the face of such a profoundly difficult set of challenges – the toughest, in fact, I’ve ever experienced in over 30 years working in the medical technology industry.
The speed and scale of endeavour involved – whether in mitigating the pandemic’s impact by scaling up supplies of life-saving medicines and equipment, or co-ordinating lightning-fast, robust R&D programs, or now getting us to the point of delivering mass vaccination programs in some countries – is nothing short of miraculous.
I’m proud to say that PRISYM ID has played its part in this.
We responded quickly to the acute need for speed and efficiency by improving our PRISYM 360 clinical trials labeling solution, including making a pre-validated pack available with industry standard print processes. This has helped to speed up on-boarding times and enable pharmaceutical and clinical research organizations to support their clinical trials processes quickly and with confidence that their labeling and patient information conforms to regulatory standards.
We also made a significant contribution to the so-called Ventilator Challenge, where our PRISYM 360 medical devices labeling solution helped Smiths Medical, Rolls-Royce and GKN to meet the urgent need for ventilators to support critically ill patients in the UK – an incredibly important project which almost certainly saved hundreds of lives.
In a year when so much was in turmoil, I am hugely grateful to existing and new clients for trusting us to support their supply chain and production needs and allowing us to play a part in their own response to these uncharted circumstances. I look forward to working with you in 2021, as together we seek to create a positive legacy from the experiences of the last year.
Perhaps most important of all, I wanted to express my deep admiration and respect to everyone at PRISYM ID. Having joined you in April, at this unique time in the company’s history to say the least, it’s been a real honor to lead this organization over the last eight months.
As tough as things have been for us all – both personally and professionally – you’ve shown extraordinary diligence, passion and expertise in delivering for our clients, and that gives me huge confidence that we will emerge even stronger in 2021.
For now, I hope you enjoy a very happy and relaxing break – you thoroughly deserve it – and I look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas,