There is a growing need for creative out-of-the-box technologies that prevent a rift in patient safety while keeping a company’s investments and reputation in good standing. Counterfeiting, diversion, the resale of expired products, and complexities within the supply chain are forcing the healthcare industry to seek ahead-of-the-curve security packaging.
UPM Raflatac (Mills River, NC) has received ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certification for its state-of-the-art labelstock factory in Dixon, IL. This certification represents a significant step toward achieving one of the company's major goals for its labelstock and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) facilities worldwide, which is to develop Environmental Management Systems (EMS) that operate in accordance with an internationally recognized standard.
By Anastasia Thrift
Creating the inks, taggants, and readers for a covert infrared (IR) coding solution could strengthen the security for pharmaceutical packaging.
Domino Integrated Solutions Group (ISG; Dallas) offers three tiers of solutions for meeting RFID tagging requirements from retailers. The solution suite addresses the various requirements for container tagging set out by Walmart Stores and Sam’s Clubs.
After laying out an aggressive schedule for EPC labeling last year, Sam’s Club in January scaled the requirements back, citing supplier concerns over the cost of the RF tagging. The wholesale club reduced $2 and $3 fees imposed for untagged pallets to 12 cents.
Use of source tagging technologies can help pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers increase their overall sales and profits.