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SERIALIZATION FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Laser Coding – A Technology Of Choice For The Pharmaceutical Industry

    The year 2018 will see the implementation of new regulations in the fight against counterfeiting in the European pharmaceutical industry via the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD). Since the countdown began, the industry has been speculating on the delegated acts of the Directive that will result in a safer supply chain, exact details of which are due to be announced at the end of 2015. 

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SERIALIZATION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Beyond Item Level Serialization: Extending Traceability Schemes To Secondary And Tertiary Packaging

    Falsified and counterfeit medicines are a chronic problem for the pharmaceutical sector, with a third of all shipments in the worst affected parts of the world estimated to contain fake medicines. Highly portable and often extremely valuable, medicines continue to be a favorite with those determined to fake products or subvert the system for illegitimate gain. Faced with this continued global threat, legislatures around the world are responding by tightening the supply chain to stamp out illicit goods.

  • The Hidden Challenges Of Pharmaceutical Serialization

    In the almost 40 years since counterfeiting of pharmaceutical products was recognized as a problem by the World Health Organization (WHO), the industry has waged a constant battle against increasingly sophisticated and organized counterfeiters, with drug packaging serving as one of its foremost defenses.

  • The EU Falsified Medicines Directive – Concerted Action To Secure The pharmaceutical supply Chain

    In recent years the production of, and trade in, falsified medicines – both research based and generic – has grown to become a global illegal business. At the borders of the EU alone over 30 million counterfeit medicines have been seized during the last five years, and the statistics regarding medicines supplied online are equally disturbing: according to the European Alliance for Safe Medicines, 62% of medicines purchased online are fake or substandard.

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SERIALIZATION PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Pharmaceutical Serialization Coding And Marking Equipment: Drug Quality And Security Act Pharmaceutical Serialization Coding And Marking Equipment: Drug Quality And Security Act

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.

Continuous Ink Jet Series Printer: Ax550i Continuous Ink Jet Series Printer: Ax550i

This robust and flexible machine delivers high resolution print messages and multiple line codes in even the harshest environments. Its tough and stackable cabinet is made from marine grade stainless steel which is not only dust tight but can withstand powerful water blasting during heavy duty cleaning. It's an innovative printer that, in every sense, truly takes some beating. The highest quality of print is also assured, allowing large amounts of data for high speed, rapid throughput printing. And higher quality codes are optimised for Machine Readable Codes (MRC) and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems helping to reduce rejects.

Pharmaceutical Laser Coding And Marking Equipment Pharmaceutical Laser Coding And Marking Equipment

Marking is achieved by using a laser system to etch or vaporize the surface layer of the material leaving an indelible permanent mark.

High Performance Jet Inks For Pharmaceutical Packaging High Performance Jet Inks For Pharmaceutical Packaging

Domino supplies a comprehensive range of fluids and spares consumables for use in the full range of Domino coders.

Thermal Ink Jet Printers: Pharmaceutical Packaging Thermal Ink Jet Printers: Pharmaceutical Packaging

The G-Series range of Thermal Ink Jet Printers use a HP Type 45A cartridge as the fundamental print engine ideal for pharmaceutical packaging.

D-Series: Pharmaceutical Laser Coding And Marking Systems D-Series: Pharmaceutical Laser Coding And Marking Systems

The D-Series lasers offer a power range of 10W, 30W and 60W lasers to fit all your coding needs for a wide variety of materials, from low to high speed applications, basic to complex codes.

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LIFE SCIENCE WEBINARS

  • GS1 DataMatrix Barcode Grading Webinar
    GS1 DataMatrix Barcode Grading Webinar

    Recent US and EU serialization mandates have introduced the GS1 DataMatrix barcode symbology into a much wider role in the pharmaceutical supply chain. While linear barcodes have served as identifiers for SKU- and lot-specific information, the more compact GS1 DataMatrix is now being used as the designated carrier for the greater amounts of data needed to authenticate and track each bottle and carton of prescription drug product. As the role of the DataMatrix has expanded, so has the need to read it consistently and reliably throughout the supply chain.

  • Developing Site-Specifically Modified ADCs Using A Chemoenzymatic Approach
    Developing Site-Specifically Modified ADCs Using A Chemoenzymatic Approach

    Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) have become de rigueur for pharmaceutical oncology drug development pipelines. There are more than 40 ADCs undergoing clinical trials and many more in preclinical development. Get the latest on novel protein modification platform and its application to generate ADCs, including new conjugation chemistries and linkers.

  • Get To Clinic Faster: Navigating Complex Biologics Through Development And Manufacturing
    Get To Clinic Faster: Navigating Complex Biologics Through Development And Manufacturing

    With the increasing complexity of biologics and growing competition, a comprehensive approach involving advanced drug delivery and development technologies, as well as cutting-edge analytical techniques is needed to support development goals. Learn about the strategies to drive biologics and biosimilar development programs and meet aggressive development timelines.

  • Should Your Next Clinical Trial Use A New Supply Model?
    Should Your Next Clinical Trial Use A New Supply Model?

    Clinical supply models need to provide for an adequate supply of patient kits that allow for variations in patient recruitment levels and clinical site activity. Traditional, or supply-led models, address this challenge by creating large quantities of finished patient kits upfront in order to create a cushion of static inventory to manage uneven demand. However, this cushion comes at a cost including lingering potential for stock-outs at high recruiting or new clinical sites, 30-200% drug waste and weeks or even months of lead time for packaging.

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