Counterfeit drugs are an increasing threat to both patients and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. As a pharmaceutical service provider, Lohmann Therapie Systeme AG operates in a global environment. Against this background, the company and its partners decided to implement improved product coding for a greater counterfeit protection. In 2009 LTS received its first customer orders for the production and packaging of active ingredient patches. Specifications included printing data matrix codes on the packaging in a special process. Within six months, the experts at Bosch Packaging Services and the printing specialist Atlantic Zeiser developed a customized printing system for secondary packaging on a Bosch CPS (Carton Printing System).