By Anastasia Thrift
Polyonics (Westmoreland, NH) debuted its label material Product Sentry to acclaim when it received Circuits Assembly’s New Product Introduction Award.
The labels use Polyonic’s Thermoguard “durable label” technology. The quality being honored is the ability for labelers to collect track-and-trace information along with anticounterfeiting information in one step. Real-time WIP data collection is combined with layered technologies for product authentication.
NanoInk’s (Skokie, IL) NanoGuardian brand-protection division is partnering with SDI, a pharmaceutical and healthcare industry analysis company, to deliver its Closed-Loop Protection market-monitoring program. The program combines NanoEncryption on-dose authentication with a pharmacy-auditing program to identify counterfeit or illegally diverted pharmaceuticals entering the global supply chain.
By David Vaczek
CSAT America (Louisville, CO) has launched encrypted data coding as an anticounterfeiting feature with its printing solutions. The encryption solution is provided as a module in the TASC desktop publishing Windows-based software. CSAT is also featuring microtext printing capability, with its DTS 1200 blister printing machine.
Hapa AG (Zurich, Switzerland) is suggesting the use of just-in-time inline printing of pharmaceutical and medical device packaging. Drop-on-demand (DOD) ink-jet and flexo/digital hybrid printers are designed to deliver quality printing coupled with operational efficiency across many packaging formats and materials.
The H1N1 influenza virus did spread throughout the United States, but the good news is that other things spread, too, and fast. In response to the first cases of H1N1 in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) dispersed supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to affected states. Antiviral medications and related supplies arrived within 12 hours of shipment.
By Anastasia Thrift
Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) has asked FDA to consider adopting a minimum 11-digit serialization code for all prescription drug packages. It also requests requiring human-readable alphanumeric codes so that consumers will be able to verify the authenticity of their medication.
Operation standardization reaches new levels of ease.