By Dave Sebastian

 

Moderna Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. are teaming up on vaccine management by exploring technologies for vaccine management, with the initial work partly focusing on tracking vaccine batches as they travel from plants to administration sites, the companies said.

IBM's technology can help information sharing among governments, healthcare providers, life-science organizations and individuals, the companies said Thursday.

"As governments, pharmacy chains, healthcare providers and life sciences companies continue to scale and connect their tools, and as new players enter the supply chain, open technology can help drive more transparency and bolster trust, while helping to ensure accessibility and equity in the process," said Jason Kelley, an IBM managing partner.

IBM also has a Digital Health Pass platform, which uses blockchain technology to verify health credentials of individuals in a system, the company said.

 

Write to Dave Sebastian at dave.sebastian@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

March 04, 2021 11:47 ET (16:47 GMT)

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