By Daphne Allen
Hapa & Laetus Inc. (Rockaway, NJ) doesn’t take sides in the bar-code-versus-RFID-for-pedigree debate. But many of its customers are.
“Most customers we are talking to are not convinced that RFID is a solid solution to date, it seems to us,” says Jeff O’Neill, director of Laetus in North America. “It doesn’t appear to be that reliable a solution at the component level yet, with cost concerns, reliability issues, and RF interference with materials leading to high failure-to-read rates.”
Pharmagraphics LLC (Greensboro, NC) has developed a method to add serialized 2-D bar codes onto folding cartons and pressure-sensitive labels for pharmaceutical secondary packaging.