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Traceability, authentication, serialization

Serialization: Why IT Matters
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Serialization: Why IT Matters

Standards are in place to get your organization aligned to committing to a serialization strategy, says Elliot Abreu of Xyntek at Mettler Toledo’s recent Pharma Exchange. Abreu talks about the complexity of the environment and why it is important to get started now.
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Pharma Exchange
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Serialization urgency: Industry has failed to sound the alarm

Resources are being stretched so thin, hoping for another California delay is not going to cut it.
AlpVision authentication
Machine Product Brief
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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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MT Pharma Exchange
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Serialization need not be complex

You don’t have to wait for California’s 2015 target date to reap benefits—a modular, flexible approach to data is the key to keeping it simple.
Tag it to track it
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Microtrace, LLC: Molecular taggant technology for product security

Using taggant technologies, (security labels and laser systems that are completely invisible and otherwise undetectable) new Molecular Taggants from Microtrace offer dilution detection (as low as 10% dilution) to positively identify products and materials, prevent fraud, and deter counterfeiting. have a low loading ratio, economical tagging of high volume bulk materials, are soluble for fluids, and offer standoff detection.
FDA Teva Adderall
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Filling errors, counterfeit packs gain FDA’s attention

Hospira’s prefilled cartridges are overfilled, but not recalled. Counterfeit versions of Teva’s Adderall use wrong package, with print misspellings.
Fingerprint scan
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No 'one-size-fits-all' approach to pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting

Securing the distribution system will help, but eliminating counterfeit pharmaceuticals may be impossible.
Live From Interphex: Carton printing track and trace module
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Live From Interphex: Carton printing track and trace module

The Bosch CPS800 is a carton printing system module, which consists of a print and a camera to automatically print and verify up to 400 cartons per minute. Tracking data is printed onto the product and automatically checked for accuracy by the camera with reads each printed digit. Within milliseconds it compares the human-readable text with the 2D data matrix code and verifies it for accuracy.
Live from Interphex: Labeling machine for unstable pharma containers
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Live from Interphex: Labeling machine for unstable pharma containers

The Monostar Pharma labeler from Capmatic labels small products such as vials, syringes, and ampoules. The track-and-trace capabilities require the removal of a faulty label before it's applied onto the container. This prevents destruction of the entire product due to a labeling error, which can be quite costly.
BD GTIN
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Becton, Dickinson takes proactive stance on device identification

Medical technology company/Mercy Health System’s joint packaging data integration program includes some 650 products and 950 global trade ID numbers.

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