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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.

In this Q&A, Chip Meyers, VP, Corporate Public Affairs, UPS, offers perspective on serialization and track and trace for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
November 17, 2014 | Column/Opinion

A common-sense perspective on UDI and DSCSA

In this Q&A, Chip Meyers, VP, Corporate Public Affairs, UPS, offers perspective on serialization and track and trace for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
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Pharma EXPO presenter addresses key architectural and organizational questions that manufacturers need to consider in building serialization programs.
November 12, 2014 | News

Five best practices in serialization solution architecture

Pharma EXPO presenter addresses key architectural and organizational questions that manufacturers need to consider in building serialization programs.
There's an app for that: Pharma packaging authentication
November 4, 2014 | Video

There's an app for that: Pharma packaging authentication

Griffin-Rutgers exhibited an iPhone app that allows a user to authenticate a package in the field. The app works very similarly to a check deposit app. Watch to see how it works.
A view of the main concourse area during PACK EXPO International Nov. 4 in Chicago.
November 4, 2014 | News

Assessing options in anti-counterfeiting

Spectroscopy can help distinguish counterfeits by testing a packaging or pharmaceutical product with an instrument that graphs responses to light and generates a match or no-match message.
Serialization technology protects global pharmaceutical and biotech maker protect its flea-and-tick medications.
October 30, 2014 | News

Animal health medications benefit from serialization technology

Serialization technology protects global pharmaceutical and biotech maker protect its flea-and-tick medications.
Octapharma's Vienna site will employ Werum's PAS-X Track & Trace system.
October 21, 2014 | News

Octapharma adds track-and-trace serialization aggregation

Developer, producer, and seller of human proteins requires a flexible and validated system for marking, identifying, and tracking its products.
Kevin O’Donnell, Senior Partner, Exelsius, is a noted authority in supply chain integrity.
September 29, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Reevaluating drug product stability can save millions on packaging

Kevin O’Donnell, Senior Partner, Exelsius, is a noted authority in supply chain integrity. In this Q&A he lends his “big-picture” insights regarding distribution practices for time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical/biological products.
Rondo-Pak: Multi-media cartons
September 26, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Rondo-Pak: Multi-media cartons

Innovative cartons harness the power of digital media for point-of-purchase or point-of-use consumer messaging.
Schubert-Pharma: Serialization services
September 17, 2014 | Product Brief

Schubert-Pharma: Serialization services

GMP-/FDA-compliant line concepts are available for all process steps, from acceptance of the primary package to ready-to-ship pallets.
GS1 US has published a guideline that details how to implement GS1 Standards to support the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), and enhance patient safety and security in the pharmaceutical supply chain. (This photo is for illustration purposes only.)
September 17, 2014 | News

Guideline delineates how to implement GS1 standards

Document provides intelligence to support pharmaceutical lot-level management and future item-level traceability requirements

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