Has laser coding reached its limits? No. This paper provides evidence and demonstrates that there is still huge potential for laser coding to remain the ideal choice in the pharmaceutical sector.
R+D Custom Automation partners with Domino to brainstorm tailored coding solutions for each challenge created by the development of their client’s custom machines for the life sciences industries.
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 true extent of the counterfeiting is unknown, since no global study has ever been carried out, but according to WHO estimates, up to 15% of all medicines are counterfeit.
As compared to IV route, ODT can provide a convenient oral route of administration for proteins, peptides and vaccines. Join experts from Catalent for an overview of the challenges and opportunities in using ODT technology as a patient-centric drug delivery tool and get updates on the new developments in ODT technology including delivery of peptides and vaccines.
With transformational changes in biologics, there are increasingly newer formats of new biologic drugs including bispecific antibodies, antibody drug conjugates and antibody-peptide fusion proteins.
Many organizations in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries have increased their efforts in biotherapeutic drug development to remain competitive by shifting their activities away from small molecule toward biologics drug development.
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.