Traceability, authentication, serialization

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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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Serialization: A universal challenge yields staggering survey results

Complexity of a flexible data management solution, regulatory uncertainty, and lack of upper management understanding slow progress.
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UDI: Bane or benefit? You decide

Packaging and labeling professionals may be best prepared to help their organizations navigate Unique Device Identification.
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Helping consumers identify counterfeit products

United Nations report provides visual guide to educate consumers and protect brands.

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.
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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
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.
Too much medication?

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.
Materials Product Brief

Schreiner MediPharm: Peel-off security label

Schreiner MediPharm’s peel-off Pharma-Comb Security Label combines customizable overt and covert features, and incorporates detachable parts for added protection and functionality.


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