Antares Vision, a global provider of serialization-based track-and-trace solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, will showcase various innovations at PACK EXPO Las Vegas. These will include a fully serialized warehousing and distribution environment; elements of a program that guarantees DSCSA compliance within 10 weeks; software compatible with a soon-to-be-announced Open-SCS Group serialization standard; and a promising new tool for employee training.
Among the highlights from Antares Vision will be the display of a completely serialized warehouse and distribution center environment, including re-aggregation and shipping. A nod to the upcoming 2023 U.S. mandate for track and trace throughout the pharma supply chain, the set-up will be based on a similar arrangement currently in place at Antares Vision’s new U.S. headquarters in Moorestown, NJ. The facility increases warehousing space fourfold, and includes a spacious testing facility capable of conducting multiple factory acceptance tests (FATs) simultaneously.
Also at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Antares Vision will showcase its newly developed Quick Compliance Program, which draws upon a large lineup of pre-configured modules to enable serialization compliance within 10 weeks from project start. The program guarantees a fully integrated, validated, and complete serialization program by utilizing preconfigured modules in concert with a standardized package of software, documentation and services, minimizing the need for Project Management Office (PMO) efforts. All units, which also offer post-implementation flexibility and scalability, are preconfigured in Antares Vision’s Moorestown, NJ warehouse space, and are ready to ship.
The company will use PACK EXPO Las Vegas to complement a pending announcement from the Open-SCS Group, a collection of healthcare sector companies dedicated to standardizing packaging line serialization and aggregation data exchanges. At the show, the organization will hold a press conference to formally introduce its initial Serialization Standard. Dubbed V1.0 Antares will showcase its GTS Plant Manager software, which generates or imports serialization numbers and stores all data while interfacing with Level 4 repositories. GTS Plant Manager comes preconfigured and ready to manage line serialization. As needs evolve, the scalable software can be expanded to manage additional lines and other communication layers.
Antares Vision’s new e-Learning Platform will also be shown. As pharmaceutical production methods increasingly incorporate serialization initiatives, sufficient personnel training has become fundamental to ensure seamless business operations. Antares, in conjunction with many of its customers, now features a full portfolio of training for supervisors, maintenance technicians, IT, quality control personnel and line operators. The platform is designed to optimize both initial training efforts and long-term program maximization.
The company will also showcase a full serialization line set up to display both automatic and manual applications. The line will include a Print & Check Advanced machine (shown here) and a Top View Aggregation Station working together to simulate a complete warehouse environment, providing visitors the opportunity to see its effectiveness in compliance with DSCSA regulatory requirements. By showcasing the Print & Check Advanced machine and Top View Station working in concert, Antares Vision will demonstrate a comprehensive track and trace solution spanning Levels 1 through 4. This comprises a complete data flow, starting with initial serial data acquisition from an external source and continuing straight through to work order execution and transmission of data reporting.