TraceLink Inc., a global largest track and trace network for connecting the life sciences supply chain and eliminating counterfeit prescription drugs from the global marketplace, announced that United States wholesale distributors currently managing a mix of paper and electronic compliance documents under the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) can reduce their compliance infrastructure and labor costs by more than 70 percent in the first year as a TraceLink customer.
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.
Microscan, a global leader in technology for precision data acquisition and control solutions, announces that its C-mount design QX Hawk barcode imager has won a 2012 Ringier Technology Innovation Award in the Packaging Industry category. Microscan’s Weijiang Song accepted the award during a ceremony in Shanghai. This event was co-organized by Ringier Trade Media and its magazine International Packaging News for China, together with ProPak China 2012.
No national requirement for pharmaceutical track and trace has materialized to supersede California’s 2015 law, and Unique Device Identification has just been proposed in draft form.
With U.S. mandates slowly emerging, pharmaceutical and medical device companies should consider business needs as they prepare for unique product coding, GS1 representatives urge. The identification standards organization promotes its systems for standardizing product identification throughout the supply chain.