Bright Simons’ mPedigree Network now mPedigree

The mPedigree Network is now mPedigree.

Effective 31st December 2015, the mPedigree Network started to trade as simply mPedigree as part of their recent rebranding.

MPedigree uses mobile phones to secure pharmaceutical products against counterfeiting. They have also expanded into the textile and cosmetics industries in Nigeria and Ghana.

MPedigree (then the mPedigree Network) was founded in 2007 by Ghanaian entrepreneur Bright Simons and has since expanded operations to 12 countries, with offices in nine.

Bright Simons

Bright Simons

They have hundreds of clients, including manufacturers of veterinary medicine, electrical products, baby food, cosmetics and high-yield seeds used in agriculture.

MPedigree sells software that manufacturers use to label individual packs of medication with a random 12-digit code hidden under a scratch-off rectangle on the packaging.

When individuals buys medicine, they can text the code to MPedigree for free for an instant reply indicating whether the product is authentic or counterfeit.

Today, MPedigree has its labels on more than 500 million drug packets with their major clients including the drug companies like AstraZeneca, Roche, and Sanofi.

MPedigree recently partnered with Citi FM on the Decemba 2 Rememba Concert.

By Delali Adogla-Bessa/

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