Catalent's Schorndorf, Germany facility utilizes a label check station (LCS) which verifies labels on a backing tape for errors and discharges defective labels. Due to adjustable failure sensibility, errors can be excluded before the actual labeling process, and only complete and correct labels are applied on the final product. All printed details of the label are examined in the LCS; in particular the variable data (optical character verification/optical character recognition) and the label code (Pharmacode, Barcode or Datamatrix®) are verified, which allows for increased quality assurance. The benefits for Catalent customers include increased productivity and accuracy on assembled clinical supplies.
“Our continued global investments in the latest technology upgrades in clinical packaging, like the purchase of a ZED in-line blister card sealer earlier this year, use of automated scan and assemble systems and label check stations, illustrates our commitment to our customers' needs for new strategies to streamline supply chain management. It is important to Catalent to support high standards in quality, accuracy and reduced timelines to help our clinical trials customers worldwide,” said Frank Lis, Vice President and General Manager, Clinical Supply Services, Catalent.