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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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Serialization and track and trace

Pharmapack workshop on serialization reinforces challenges, draws some distinctions between Europe and the U.S.
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Produce packaging gets QR and human-readable codes in single pass

Produce packaging supplier for the likes of Jolly Green Giant adds capabilities to print human-readable and QR codes in one pass, allowing consumers to learn about the origin of their products.
Printer designed for serialization
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Printer designed for serialization

Twin-print thermal-transfer printer from Fox IV is designed to help pharmaceutical companies implement track-and-trace strategies.
Once produce is packed, variable information on the lot is sent from the ERP system to the printer, where it merges with static label data and is printed for manual application.
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Produce packer easily integrates printers with ERP

Tomato and cucumber packer EuroFresh Farms uses cost-efficient, seamless software solution to link its 30 bar-code printers to a new enterprise resource planning system.

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