Q-Med security seal
Package Case Study

Medical-cosmetic products secured in China

Q-Med, Schreiner MediPharm partner to secure products through telephonic authentication.
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The Servo-controlled Rotary Pocket (SRP) bottle unscrambler features patented rotary pockets and provides speed, precision, and expandability.
Machine Case Study

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

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.
Feature Article

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!

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.

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.
Feature Article

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
Machine Product Brief

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.
Serialization bar codes

Serialization and track and trace

Pharmapack workshop on serialization reinforces challenges, draws some distinctions between Europe and the U.S.
Machine Case Study

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.


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