Sept. 20, 2006
Integrated Asset Management & Proofreading Solution Now Available for Drug Packaging

Paxonix, a MeadWestvaco company offering brand and packaging asset lifecycle management software, today announced a strategic partnership with Global Vision, providers of automated proofreading software.

By combining PaxPro and Docu-Proof, packaging and brand managers will enjoy a single platform for package management. PaxPro offers intelligent forms linked to a business rules engine, electronic routing and approvals, digital asset management, workflow processes, and project management. Delivered as a software as a service, PaxPro imparts complete visibility into all assets at all times in a central, secure environment, creating a single version of the truth. Docu-Proof, a document and graphic comparator, ensures the highest accuracy of packaging components. The complementary system lets packagers compare graphic and text files for missing, added, or moved text as well as font differences and spelling errors.

As both companies focus on the pharmaceutical industry as a key target, PaxPro and Docu-Proof, individually and collectively, meet FDA requirements including 21 CFR part 11, a rule governing electronic record systems. With validation embedded within the solution, compliance then becomes an afterthought, not a barrier.

"The market today affords no room for error, particularly at a time when being a day late to market can result in the loss of thousands, maybe millions of dollars," said Kent St. Vrain, VP of marketing and business development for Paxonix. "Therefore, brand and packaging managers need to get it right the first time — to improve speed to market on new products and minimize rework on new or revamped packages."

St. Vrain continued, "By integrating our solutions, packaging departments are assured improved efficiencies as many packaging blunders can be averted."

"Paxonix shares our vision for dramatically reducing supply chain time and the risks of artwork errors," said Reuben Malz, CEO of Global Vision. "With Paxonix, Global Vision can build on its commitment to delivering unsurpassable quality to the process. Collectively we can ensure only accurate information goes to the right people at the right time."

Under the terms of the agreement, Paxonix will also act as a preferred reseller for Global Vision's suite.

About Paxonix

Paxonix, a specialized division of MeadWestvaco, offers services and technologies to help branding professionals responsible for sharing and tracking the revenue, expense, and profitability of product lines to create and manage cost-effective, end-to-end branding and packaging processes. Paxonix works with customers within the pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods markets to make package design a cost-effective means of enhancing brand value. In addition, Paxonix ensures all regulatory, environmental and company specific compliance requirements are fully met through the packaging process.

About Global Vision

Global Vision is a world leader in the design and delivery of automated proofreading solutions. The company provides solutions to eliminate printed artwork and copy-related errors found on items such as labels, cartons, inserts, leaflets, press sheets, manuscripts, procedures and contracts. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Global Vision has worldwide representation.

Contact information:

Global Vision, Inc.
15795 Gouin Boulevard
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H9H 1C5
Tel: +1 (514) 624-4422
Fax: +1 (514) 624-7633
USA toll-free: 1-800-501-0511