About us

ACS PharmaProtect GmbH is part of securPharm, an organisation that coordinates the system for checking the authenticity of medicines in Germany. We have been operating the German pharmaceutical industry database system developed for medicinal products protection since June 2012. This system of verification is designed to prevent counterfeit medicines from entering legal supply chains. Similar systems with the same objective exist in a large number of European countries.

Our partners

The shareholders of ACS PharmaProtect GmbH are the following four pharmaceutical associations:

  • Bundesverband der Arzneimittel-Hersteller e.V. (German Medicines Manufacturers’ Association – BAH),
  • Bundesverband der Pharmazeutischen Industrie e.V. (German Pharmaceutical Industry Association – BPI),
  • Pro Generika e.V.,
  • Verband Forschender Arzneimittelhersteller (German Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers Association – vfa).

Our partner for the development, implementation and operation of the database system is Arvato Systems GmbH.

Our remit

As a service provider, we are responsible for the pharmaceutical industry's database system (ACS MAH System), which is used to verify the pack data of prescription medicines available in Germany. To achieve this, pharmaceutical companies enter the data of each individual pack into our database. This then allows for end-to-end documentation.

Our staff also provide information and advice on all questions related to connecting pharmaceutical companies to the system. We also provide support for all pharmaceutical companies that are already connected.



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