Authentication

Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors
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Ghost watermark thwarts counterfeiters in cost-effective process; wins FPA honors

Technology employs a repeating watermark embedded in a flexible or semi-rigid package to address counterfeiting and help ensure brand protection.
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PolyOne: Authentication technologies
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PolyOne: Authentication technologies

Draw from overt, covert, and forensic techniques to provide product protection from counterfeiting or unauthorized distribution.
Five packs of Cook Medical products.
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Cook Medical meeting global identification challenges

A nearly five-year effort helps Cook and its worldwide customers identify, track, and trace some 16,000 medical device products.
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GS1 Healthcare US publishes new serialization guideline

The GS1 Healthcare US Secure Supply Chain Task Force, consisting of more than 50 members from throughout the supply chain, developed a guideline to identify and serialize pharmaceutical products using GS1 identification numbers.
Too much medication?
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Report says 40% of parents give young kids cough/cold medicine that they shouldn’t

Many parents disregard label warnings. …Meanwhile, FDA’s BeSafeRx provides interactive map tool to protect against fake pharmaceuticals.
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Bilcare Pharma Packaging: Pharma product authentication

Bilcare Research AG’s nonClonableID is a nano and micro-particle authentication system for the pharmaceutical industry that strengthens supply chain security and fights counterfeiting through the incorporation of unique product fingerprints.
SciClone Schreiner
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Schreiner MediPharm wins award for anti-counterfeiting label

Labels developed with and for SciClone Pharmaceuticals, a US-based, China-focused specialty pharmaceutical company.
AlpVision authentication
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iPhone instant product authentication

AlpVision introduces an iPhone 4 instant product authentication application capable of detecting its Varnish Cryptoglyph® solution, an invisible marking embedded in the standard varnish coating applied to packaging and labeling.
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August Faller
Machine Case Study
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August Faller’s new line codes and prints pharmaceutical folding cartons

Printing, serialization, and coding line in Germany helps secondary packaging supplier meet global market needs of pharmaceutical companies.
Datamatrix code
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Sanofi-Aventis speaker addresses the pros and cons of serialization methods

Product integrity, authentication, and identification are three key principles in an efficient anti-counterfeiting strategy.

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