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TRAXSECURE UNALTERED. The TraxSecur™ security feature is printed, without a requirement for any special inks, as a background that looks similar to those seen on security paper, except that it is created as a unique “instance” relating to a single time and place, which inextricably links an individual package to its unique corresponding track-and-trace information; this is Serialized Security™.
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Update on serialization and unique device identification regulatory developments

Key regulatory developments could preempt California e-pedigree and provide clarity for manufacturers and packagers of pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices.
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The U.S. House passed a track-and-trace and compounding bill.
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U.S. House passes track-and-trace bill

H.R. 3204 now awaits Senate approval. If passed into law, the new bicameral bill would preempt California e-pedigree and give industry more time to comply.
Q-Med security seal
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Medical-cosmetic products secured in China

Q-Med, Schreiner MediPharm partner to secure products through telephonic authentication.
The Servo-controlled Rotary Pocket (SRP) bottle unscrambler features patented rotary pockets and provides speed, precision, and expandability.
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Teva maximizes efficiency in minimal space

Unscrambling equipment provider tailors machinery for flexibility, efficiency, and to meet future track-and-trace requirements.
GTIN-12 encoded in a UPC-A
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GS1 Connect 2013 to address supply chain strategies

Top companies in healthcare and other industries, and the U.S. FDA to headline key conference program June 10-13 in San Antonio.
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Pharmaceutical serialization: Should you wait?

Exclusive Healthcare Packaging survey reveals half have yet to begin serialization projects, and more than 25% don’t plan to spend money on serialization this year!
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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.
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FDA’s Crowley addresses Unique Device Identification

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has provided a detailed description of proposed effective dates for Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements on its Web site.
A preprinted pharmaceutical carton showing the GS1-128 bar code (on right, with 20 digits) required by China’s PIATS program is printed by RSI printheads using HP’s TIJ (thermal ink-jet) 2.5 cartridge technology. HP’s TIJ 2.5 can print at resolutions up to 600 dpi. RSI optimizes bar-code resolution and print-cartridge life using patent-pending Variable DPI and nozzle-flipping features. Hailong incorporated RSI’s HP-based printers into its track-and-trace system for PIATS.
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Printing technology helps Chinese firm meet that country’s product identification requirements

Hailong Machinery Group uses thermal ink-jet technology to print high-density, high-resolution bar codes and text on primary and secondary packaging.
Nordic ID Stix UHF RFID reader
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UHF RFID reader

Nordic ID Stix is a sleek, easy-to-use and flexible UHF RFID reader for interactive read/write applications with adjustable reading range.
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