Security

Holograms Market Expected to Grow in 2015

Product security concerns are likely to increase demand for technologies such as holograms, according to a press release issued by the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA).

“Anti-counterfeiting technologies will grow as the criminal masterminds get more sophisticated every year, and the security printing industry needs to expand capabilities using multiple technologies to remain ahead,” stated Ian Lancaster, the general secretary of IHMA, in a news release.

PCI Publishes White Paper On Anti-Counterfeiting Solution

Packaging Coordinators, Inc., Powys, UK, has announced a new service offering for combating counterfeits in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Arjowiggins Healthcare Launches Cryptopak Security Solution

An image of a surface structure is scanned to derive a signature unique to each package.
Arjowiggins Healthcare (www.arjowiggins-healthcare.com) has introduced an authentication solution for medical device and pharmaceutical packaging based on the randomness and uniqueness of package material substrates.
First revealed at Medica 2012, Cryptopak provides packagers with a covert security solution that
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Medical-Cosmetic Injection Protected by Security Label

A Swedish company specializing in medical-cosmetic products is making it harder for counterfeiters to copy its anti-wrinkle product, Restylane. Q-Med AB – wholly-owned by Galderma, a pharmaceutical company focusing exclusively on dermatology – protects the health of Chinese customers with a special security seal provided by Pharmapack North America exhibitor Schreiner MediPharm that bears an encrypted code and further counterfeit-protection features.

Complete Inspection Systems Offers Authentication Solution

Complete Inspection Systems, Inc. (CIS) is featuring the HD Barcode product authentication solution at Booth 625 at EastPack. The HD Barcode can densely embed up to 703kb (703,000 characters) of secure encrypted data, or 175 times more data than a Data Matrix code.

Arjowiggins Healthcare Launches Cryptopak Security Solution

Arjowiggins Healthcare (www.arjowiggins-healthcare.com) has introduced an authentication solution for medical device and pharmaceutical packaging based on the randomness and uniqueness of package material substrates. The company will feature the Crytopak solution at MD&M East in Philadelphia, June 18-20, at Booth 2252.

AlpVision Shows Mobile Authentication Solution At Interphex

Demonstrated at Interphex 2013, the solution enables brand owners, experts, and consumers who own a smartphone to play an active role in the fight against counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
Using a regular iPhone, AlpVision’s authentication solution is designed to detect AlpVision’s Cryptoglyph and Fingerprint technologies, two covert safety features that produce no visible markings and require no additional consumables, no special reading devices, and no production changes.

Adding Color for Branding, Security

In an effort to enhance and protect brands, Rollprint Packaging Products Inc. has developed a color-changing sealant for heat-seal applications. The coextrusion-coated sealant can be applied to any thermally stable web such as polyester, nylon, and polypropylene or on any of Rollprint’s ClearFoil barrier structures.

Using the new sealant, medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers can color code products by type or size. Because the web remains transparent, package contents are visible through the color.

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Securing the Pharma Supply Chain

Pharmaceutical supply chain security will be addressed at the upcoming Pharmapack North America.

With the rise in counterfeiting and diversion, securing the pharmaceutical supply chain has become even more of a priority. Global standards and country laws are taking shape to establish tracking systems, but investment and consensus are moving slower than the criminals. At Pharmapack North America, speakers and exhibitors will explore emerging requirements as well as voluntary steps companies can take to secure their own supply chains.

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Sartorius Stedim Biotech Launches Supply-Chain Initiatives

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) is launching a new initiative for “end-to-end” security across the entire supply chain spectrum. The supply-chain security initiative will cover three elements: membership in the RX-360 Consortium, implementation of global guidelines for wooden pallets, and tamper-evident packaging.

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