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CDMO Speeds its Line with Open-Source L4 Serialization System
With the serialization deadline approaching, Sovereign Pharmaceuticals implemented open-source software that allows the company to make their own changes and improve packaging efficiency.
Jan 16th, 2020
Pelican BioThermal: Updated Asset Management Software
Jan 16th, 2020
Dover to Acquire Systech International, a Leading Provider of Serialization, Traceability and Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions
Jan 7th, 2020
Live from AIPIA: QR Code Accesses Baby Formula’s ‘Grass-to-Glass’ Journey
Anne Marie Mohan
Nov 26th, 2019
$200 Billion Pharma Counterfeit Drug Market Growing by 20% Per Year
Nov 26th, 2019
Will Smart Technology Help Seniors with Pharma and Healthcare Compliance?
RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, and QR enabled packaging are on the forefront of technology solutions in the healthcare industry for pharmaceutical and medical device packaging, with 45% of global consumers using a smart device to monitor a health condition.
Nov 21st, 2019
Live from AIPIA: Abbott Connected Health Challenge
Thirteen smart packaging technology providers pitch their solutions to Abbott to help them create connected packaging that links its consumers to services.
Anne Marie Mohan
Nov 18th, 2019
Using Holography to Fight Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Brand Piracy
Column: New trends in pharma packaging follow developments in emerging markets, demographic changes and new technologies that include holography, says chairman of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association.
Oct 24th, 2019
TraceLink: Digital Network Platform to Further Transform the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
The platform is designed to allow users to rapidly design and deploy network orchestration and analytics applications, enabling patient-centric orchestration across the end-to-end life sciences value chain.
Oct 17th, 2019
How QR Codes Can Help Drug Makers Streamline Recalls
Concerns about a carcinogenic impurity have prompted recalls of Zantac and generic versions of the popular heartburn medication. Smart labeling technology could speed and clarify alerts to consumers and also help drug companies reduce scrapped lots.
Oct 9th, 2019
Saleable Returns Enforcement Delayed to 2020
FDA final guidance says distributors will not be required to verify the product identifier of returned drugs before resale until 27 November 2020.
Sep 25th, 2019
DSCSA: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going?
Recapping current progress, the Nov. 2019 saleable returns deadline and the supply chain transformation expected in 2023.
Sep 17th, 2019
Grass-to-Glass Traceability and Consumer Engagement for Infant Formula Brand, Friso
Kezzler enables FrieslandCampina to reinforce transparency and build trust with Chinese consumers.
Sep 9th, 2019
Company Reports Three out of Ten 2D Barcodes Failing, Letter Stresses Saleable Returns Challenges
Returns verification requirement deadline is approaching fast.
Sep 5th, 2019
Antares Vision: Traceability System with Consumer Engagement Capabilities
TrackMyWay platform offers supply chain transparency through stakeholder communication, and customer engagement.
Aug 12th, 2019
Aggregation Proves Beneficial in a Contract (and Compact) Pharma Facility
Implementing new equipment where space is at a premium, PCI was able to incorporate aggregation and decrease inconsistencies in reconciliation.
Aug 8th, 2019
Sanofi Oral Suspension: From Blow/Fill/Seal to Robotic Palletizing
At Sanofi’s Origgio facility outside Milan, automated efficiency is the watchword when it comes to packaging Enterogermina Oral Suspension. Additional production capacity is in the works.
Jul 12th, 2019
Pfizer Combats Counterfeited Viagra in Hong Kong
Through serialization technology, pharmaceutical company Pfizer was able to target the distribution of counterfeit Viagra in Hong Kong.
Jun 26th, 2019
ACG Inspection Installs 1,000th Track & Trace Line
ACG’s comprehensive serialization services implemented in more than 100 countries around the world.
Jun 10th, 2019
Q&A: The Impact and Benefit of Serialization on Rare Disease Therapies
At FutureLink Barcelona 2019 in June, the serialization discussion will focus on the value of digital information sharing Can healthcare manufacturers use data to help patients and physicians?
Jun 7th, 2019
Contract Packaging Organization Digitizes Supply Chain Operations
Central Pharma selected the Veratrak platform to help achieve digitized end-to-end visibility of the supply chain and improve collaboration.
Jun 4th, 2019
Antares Vision: Line Efficiency Monitoring System
AVionics is designed to utilize data collected for serialization compliance to help improve production practices. The system monitors real-time production status, instant and accumulated speed, overall equipment efficiency and camera performance.
May 10th, 2019
Electronic Position Indicators Ensure Process Security in Track-and-Trace Systems
Compliance with the EU FMD requires implementation of traceability systems. The TQS (Traceable Quality System) from WIPOTEC-OCS employs a position indicator from SIKO GmbH that offers process security during format changes.
Apr 25th, 2019
Cartons and Bottles Most Serialized Package Types
Part Three of a Special Report illustrates the range of package formats involved in corporate serialization efforts.
Apr 9th, 2019
Antares Vision: Verification Router Service System for DSCSA Compliance
AVrs is designed to offer efficient data management and compatibility with external software and hardware.
Apr 8th, 2019
TEKLYNX: Enterprise Labeling
TEKLYNX CENTRAL CFR 5.0 and TEKLYNX CENTRAL GHS 5.0 offer companies in medical device, pharmaceutical, life sciences and chemical manufacturing a centralized system for label design, security and traceability, print automation and regulatory compliance.
Apr 3rd, 2019
Live from Interphex: The Human Challenge in Manual Aggregation
Six months after the serialization enforcement date, a new challenge emerges. Staff and processes must be set up to keep rejected product… rejected.
Apr 2nd, 2019