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Traceability, authentication, serialization

Quality control: Since glass vials are often filled with aggressive medicinal products, they are subjected to precise checks beforehand. (Photo: Schott PP/Jan Siefke)
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New pharmaceutical packages protect proteins and prevent counterfeiting

Biopharmaceuticals present challenges for packaging. Here’s a preview of some new technologies to watch for at interpack 2014.
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Industry leaders praise Senate passage of H.R. 3204 bill with enhanced track-and-trace initiatives for the pharmaceutical supply chain.
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GS1, UPS hail Senate passage of H.R. 3204

Industry leaders praise bill with enhanced track-and-trace initiatives for the pharmaceutical supply chain.
U.S. Senate passes H.R. 3204 and sends it to President Obama. Bill would preempt all current serialization and pedigree laws, have impact on compounding.
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Drug Quality and Security Act passes Senate

U.S. Senate passes H.R. 3204 and sends it to President Obama. Bill would preempt all current serialization and pedigree laws, have impact on compounding.
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A resource you should know about: GS1

GS1 US administers bar-code standards, but did you know about all these GS1 education, support, online tools, standards and events?
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Rollprint: Anticounterfeiting flexible packaging technology

Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. developed a proprietary new technology for composite flexible packaging materials to support medical device and pharmaceutical company anticounterfeiting efforts.
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Each individually bagged product can be scanned for date of harvest and point of origin.
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Digital ink jet printing enhances food safety

Grower/packer implements advanced on-film labeling technology to track and trace fresh produce from field to store to kitchen.
What does the recently ended government shutdown mean for the healthcare community?
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The healthcare community and the government shutdown

What’s the impact from the just-ended shutdown for makers of pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices? Give us your opinion.
TRAXSECURE UNALTERED. The TraxSecur™ security feature is printed, without a requirement for any special inks, as a background that looks similar to those seen on security paper, except that it is created as a unique “instance” relating to a single time and place, which inextricably links an individual package to its unique corresponding track-and-trace information; this is Serialized Security™.
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Update on serialization and unique device identification regulatory developments

Key regulatory developments could preempt California e-pedigree and provide clarity for manufacturers and packagers of pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices.
When implementing serialization, it’s important to consider handling partial containers.
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Serialization readiness: What about my partial containers?

When implementing serialization, it’s important to consider handling partial containers.
Live from the 'Cold Chain' Forum: High-value pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices retain their appeal as a focus of criminal activity around the globe.
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Security issues continue to vex healthcare product manufacturers

High-value pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices retain their appeal as a focus of criminal activity around the globe.

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