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Serialization &Track-and-Trace in Healthcare Packaging Trends

Articles focus on trends, issues, and processes pertaining to serialization of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products, including primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging. Key topics include security in the pharmaceutical supply chain, implementation challenges, effective labeling systems, data management solutions, bar coding, regulatory changes from point of manufacture throughout the distribution chain.

Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
July 9, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Congress should have mandated randomization

Congress should have mandated randomization of drug serial numbers, but they did not, so it is up to each manufacturer to recognize the importance it would bring to the protection of their brands and of the supply chain.
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BOTTLE TRACKER. As bottles travel up to the BottleTracker by conveyor, an outsert machine applies a topsert on top of the bottles. This is a folded leaflet applied to the top of each bottle that contains information related to the product.
July 3, 2014 | Feature Article

Apace Packaging sets the pace in pharmaceutical serialization implementation

Contract packager sees investment in serialization on its bottling and blister thermoform/fill/seal lines as an opportunity to gain business and a competitive edge.
Frankfurt to host global roundtable on open architecture for track and trace: Defining global track-and-trace standards for the pharmaceutical industry is a key goal of the Sept. 24, 2014 event in Frankfurt.
June 20, 2014 | News

Frankfurt to host global roundtable on open architecture for track and trace

Defining global track-and-trace standards for the pharmaceutical industry is a key goal of the Sept. 24, 2014 event in Frankfurt.
June 3, 2014 | News

Clinical trial logistics spend to rise

Independent market research study shows that the complexity of new drugs entering clinical development will increase their use of dedicated supply chain providers with temperature control capabilities, on-time delivery, and real-time shipment traceability.
Serialization solution
May 27, 2014 | Video

Serialization solution

Developed by OCS, the most compact aggregation and serialization solution in the world measures just 1.8 m in length. TE label application is part of the package.
Serialization system
May 27, 2014 | Video

Serialization system

Just 1.95 m in length, this Mettler Toledo serialization system for the pharmaceutical industry prints unique carton codes, verifies codes, does TE labeling, and checkweighs at up to 400 pieces/min.
A seminar held during interpack by Optel and Domino emphasizes the urgency of developing a serialization strategy now, and addresses the challenges of implementation.
May 27, 2014 | Feature Article

When it comes to serialization, start now

A seminar held during interpack by Optel and Domino emphasizes the urgency of developing a serialization strategy now, and addresses the challenges of implementation.
Bosch: Carton printing and verification system
May 23, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Bosch: Carton printing and verification system

The CPS series offers flexible serialization and tracking for the pharmaceutical industry.
WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
May 7, 2014 | News

Invisible, edible barcodes for medications

WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
Primera Technology: Label printers
May 7, 2014 | Controls Product Brief

Primera Technology: Label printer software

BarTender software allows customers to design and print labels with ease.

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