Traceability, authentication, serialization

Anti-counterfeiting technology for medical device/pharmaceutical applications
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Anti-counterfeiting technology for medical device/pharmaceutical applications

Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.'s new Ghost process creates an integrated, repeating watermark embedded in the composite flexible packaging material that makes it technically and economically challenging to duplicate for chevron pouches, blister packs, packets, and packaging for other security-driven or luxury items.
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Industrial-grade vision system for serialization
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Industrial-grade vision system for serialization

Cognex In-Sight vision system inspects, identifies, and guides parts. Offers integrated track-and-trace technology to help meet unit-levels erialization needs.
Fully integrated turnkey serialization retrofit for existing packaging line
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Fully integrated turnkey serialization retrofit for existing packaging line

Acsis' Serialization in a Box solution allows for management of serialized and non-serialized product simultaneously through the bundle to the case and all the way out through packaging and distribution.
FDA issues final ruling on UDI.
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FDA finalizes new system to identify medical devices

Agency says the rule will help to improve patient safety.
UPS survey shows supply chain issues in North America.
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UPS survey finds global healthcare executives driving supply chain transformation to reach new markets

Investments planned in areas such as technology amid growing concerns over product protection, global regulatory environment.
Machine Product Brief
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MGS: Small footprint case packer

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #4517! The MatriX case packer from MGS Machine is designed to virtually eliminate track and trace failures, helping manufacturers comply with the January 2015 serialization requirement that all manufacturers serialize 50% of their packages.
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Logopak: Bar code labeler with ISO verification

Logopak’s ISO Verifier bar code labeler with integrated on-line ISO verification automatically verifies bar code legibility, for every label printed, to ISO standards, instead of taking samples from a run.
Figure 1. Manufacturer A is probably acting as a contract manufacturer/packager on behalf of the NDA holder, manufacturer B.
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Working with CMOs under California e-pedigree

For different products, manufacturers may fill the role of an exclusive distributor, a contract manufacturing organization, or a repackager. Each of these would be treated differently under the California law with respect to pedigree origination and updating.
In early July, Packaging Coordinators, Inc. changed signage at its Rockford, IL, facility to PCI, from the former AndersonBrecon.
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PCI invests in packaging's future

Drug delivery developments and pending serialization justify this contract packager's capital equipment, facility, and personnel investments.
Five packs of Cook Medical products.
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Cook Medical meeting global identification challenges

A nearly five-year effort helps Cook and its worldwide customers identify, track, and trace some 16,000 medical device products.

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