Werum IT Solutions announced it is expanding its integrating role in the field of packaging serialization and aggregation, and is extending its independent track-and-trace solution by a connection to OCS Checkweighers equipment. Now, PAS-X Track & Trace not only provides an adapter to OCS, but also to all leading line controllers such as Antares Vision, Laetus, Optel Vision, Seidenader Maschinenbau, Systech, and Uhlmann.
The move aims to help the pharmaceutical industry comply with anti-counterfeiting requirements.
It is time for pharmaceutical companies and their supply-chain partners—including their contract manufacturing and packaging partners—to establish all expectations for serialization projects.
By Graham Clark, TraceLink
In response to increasing drug integrity concerns, more than 40 countries have introduced track-and-trace laws to help regulate product as it passes through the supply chain. By 2019, more than 75% of the world’s prescription medications will be protected by legislation. While no two countries have passed the exact same requirements, they all rely on one core component: serialization. Serializing product—assigning unique, traceable numbers to individual saleable units—is the cornerstone of all the regulations.
On November 24, Optel Vision and Movilitas Consulting will open their new Demo Center in Frankfurt. The facility will demonstrate several of Optel Vision’s systems as well as provide serialization system training on a new SAP Advanced Track & Trace (ATT) interface. “The opening of the Demo Center in Frankfurt with our European partner Movilitas is an important step to further assist our European customers.
Adents, a provider of versatile serialization and track-and-trace software solutions for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, has hired Erik W. Bronander as senior director of sales. He will help lead the expansion of Adents’ operations in the Americas.
TraceLink Inc. announced an SAP Migration Kit for all pharmaceutical manufacturers that must replace legacy Auto-ID Infrastructure (AII) and Object Event Repository (OER) systems from SAP to achieve regulatory compliance in multiple countries.
Pharmaceutical contract packager PCI announced it will share its “FlexLine” Serialization technology at Pharma Expo in Las Vegas Sept. 28-30. It is being held in conjunction with the PMMI Pack Expo Las Vegas. PCI will be located at booth 810.
Healthcare legislation, such as the U.S. Drug Quality and Security Act and the European Union Falsified Medicines Directive, has created the necessity for global traceability solutions to better trace manufactured product, help stamp out counterfeit pharmaceuticals, and protect global consumer health. In response, Wolke by Videojet has developed a new printing technology specifically for track and trace applications, supporting the packaging line OEMs and integrators that supply turnkey hardware and software for these mandated serialization projects.
Adents, a provider of versatile and deployable serialization and track-and-trace software solutions for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, has hired James M. Cummings as vice president of its Americas division.
A 30-year veteran of B2B systems sales, Cummings will be overseeing Adents’ operations in the Americas. His new role comes in addition to his previous responsibilities of setting up and managing a partner network to support the company’s entry into North and South America, according to the company.
Real time system automation and compliance company Xyntek, Inc., announced the release of two mobile solutions for serialization planning and packaging line support: the SA and PLS applications.
Xyntek SA is a complete cloud and mobile app for global serialization assessment needs. According to the company, it executes initial assessments, gathers, and maintains up-to-date critical inventory information and data about packaging lines and distributes the information into a centralized repository for serialization project planning.
Within the pharmaceutical industry, as well as most other markets, counterfeiting has become everyone’s problem, as stated earlier this year by Pfizer’s director of global security at Pharmapack North America.