Optel Vision announced its launch of the first non-vendor locking site server, the Open SiteMaster, geared to improve data exchange for serialization without annual license fees.
With the emergence of drug serialization requirements in life sciences over a decade ago, many manufacturers embarked on ad hoc pilot projects to identify potential difficulties. Many of those projects lacked adequate funding and saw potential obstacles with child-to-parent aggregating of serialized contents into a serialized shipping containers, says William Fletcher, managing partner at Pharma Logic Solutions.
Sanofi Pasteur’s serialization program will be detailed during Pharmapack North America on June 10.
In response to manufacturers' need to comply with increased serialization regulations, Videojet Technologies Inc. introduced the 7810 Ultraviolet (UV) 2 watt (W) Laser, in addition to its existing CO2 and Fiber Laser offering.
Fill and finish contract manufacturer Vetter announced Tuesday the production of the first commercial batches with single-use identification numbers for product in South Korea. Vetter now implements product serialization for secondary packaging for one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, which follows last year’s introduction of a comprehensive serialization service, according to a news release.
Contract development and manufacturing organisation Recipharm has completed a complex serialization project for China for one of its customers. The project was undertaken for a top-ten pharmaceutical company and involved screening and selecting suppliers between February and June 2013 and placing orders in early July 2013. Fifty seven (57) serialized batches have already been supplied since February 2014, the company reported in a news release.
Recipharm reportedly employed new technology to ensure each individual box has its own 1-D bar code and unique serial number.
Interested in providing traceability for your pharmaceutical products? Don't miss Janice Kite, Traceability Director Healthcare for GS1 Global Office, Healthcare, who will be presenting at Pharmapack Europe 2015 GS1 Standards: Relevant to the global pharmaceutical supply chain?
PMP News Editor Daphne Allen asked Kite a few questions in advance of the event.
A symposium on serialization and track and trace at Pharmapack Europe will explore the current requirements and offer ideas to tackle implementation challenges.
Pharmaceutical companies continue to face “a persistent and increasing threat from counterfeits that has led authorities and major life science companies to work on a reliable track-and-trace system for drugs and medical devices with marketing authorization,” reports Jean-Luc Lasne, international business development & alliance director, Adents Pharma.
Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare has installed equipment for serializing cartons at its Cherry Orchard facility in Dublin. The Atlantic Zeiser Digiline 300 will be used to support track-and-trace efforts for product movement as well as authentication.
Given the staggered deadlines for Unique Device Identification and a lengthy phase-in period for U.S.-market pharmaceutical item-level serialization, healthcare product manufacturers have time to address some of the challenges in implementation. Solutions providers that exhibited at Pack Expo International and Pharma Expo 2014 shared their approaches in handling data and the packages themselves in an effort to provide the tight control needed for dependable line performance.