In November of 2013, the Federal government in the United States passed the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) to create a national pharmaceutical serialization and track & trace regulation. This mandates serialized coding on primary and secondary pharmaceutical packaging beginning in 2017, and supersedes all state mandates (including California e-pedigree). Global traceability initiatives, such as the DQSA, are designed to hinder the production and distribution of life-threatening imitation or counterfeit pharmaceuticals. These initiatives can require identification and authenticity features on primary, secondary and tertiary packaging levels typically in the form of unique, non-predictive, serialized and machine readable codes. This level of product identification aims to impair the ability of counterfeiters to successfully replicate pharmaceutical products and packaging.
In addition to public health benefits, serialization provides near real-time opportunity to view and analyzes product movement data to capture business value, enhance revenue and increase ROI. Selecting valuable, trusted partners is a primary objective for pharmaceutical companies in 2014 as they prepare for the challenges that will come with serialization. Now is not the time to be experimenting…the planning required for 2017 starts now. Put your trust in the experts. Domino brings 37 years of experience for coding compliance.
Domino has extensive experience in developing and manufacturing legislative compliant coding solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Recognising the challenge to manufacturers in complying with emerging global legislation Domino employs dedicated legal, validation and global standards specialist. Technology meets the demanding requirements of high speed serialisation lines whilst ensuring code quality, high OEE and maximum uptime.
The following coding and marking technologies are optimal for printing 1D linear barcodes in accordance with the requirements of the SFDA as well as a variety of other code and text formats for secondary and tertiary requirements.
Thermal ink jet
Thermal transfer overlay
Print and Apply Labelling