Three pharmaceutical industry veterans with 80 years-combined experience were added to the growing life sciences roster at TraceLink Inc.
The three – Elizabeth Waldorf, Michael Ventura, and Marcel Zutter – have deep expertise in global serialization, product traceability, and supply chain transformation, and they are the latest to join a growing TraceLink team of 153 employees, which has increased by more than 80 percent since Jan. 1.
SSI Schaefer announced it has developed an automated solution, the SSI Order Verifier, to verify and document orders prior to shipping. The move is in response to the Drug Supply Chain Security Act and the new FDA regulations mandating distribution of pharmaceutical products require high-speed camera-based scanning, integrated with automated labeling to track and trace shipments.
Packaging equipment supplier Uhlmann announced it approved Domino’s full coding and marking range, which allows for manufacturers to integrate both system solutions into their lines and meet track and trace requirements for upcoming anti-counterfeiting legislation, reports Domino.
Combining serialization, tamper evidence sealing, and process monitoring components into one system, Mettler-Toledo Pharmacontrol Electronic (PCE) unveiled its new XMV-TE system, aimed to help pharmaceutical companies comply with the specifications of the EU Directive 2011/62/EU governing protection against falsification. According to the company, the machine can be integrated into new and existing lines, and it can also be networked with data management systems.
The Steering Committee of the Open Serialization Communication Standard Working Group (Open-SCS) addressed compliance to healthcare counterfeiting regulations recently by announcing the accelerated development of an industrial interoperability standard and associated requirements templates for release by the end of 2015. The scope of work products focuses on healthcare packaging serialization interoperability across the plant’s equipment, systems, and between the supply chain systems.
Adents, a provider of deployable serialization and track-and-trace software solutions for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, has opened its first location in the United States in Princeton, NJ. The opening comes just months after Adents, which is headquartered near Paris, debuted its first North American subsidiary in Montreal.
By the end of 2015, the company expects to have approximately 50 North American personnel, according to a company press release.
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.