Track and Trace

Single File Line for Anticounterfeiting and Tracking

A technology is awarded for a tracking application at the work-in-progress stage.

By Anastasia Thrift
Managing Editor

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.

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NanoInk Chooses Partner for Closed-Loop Program

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.

CSAT Features Encrypted Coding

One company invests in microprinting to encrypt against cloning.

By David Vaczek
Senior Editor

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.

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Hybrid Printing

Systems for pharmaceutical and medical package printing blend traditional and novel technologies to achieve variability, quality, and cost-efficiency.

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.

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Packaging and Labeling Critical for Emergency Response

Recent distribution of supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile in response to the H1N1 outbreak demonstrate that preparations could benefit from more unit packaging and identification.

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.

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Putting Safety into Consumers’ Hands

Global integration, personal tracking­­—Catalent hopes to see both in future bar codes.

By Anastasia Thrift
Managing Editor

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.

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Coding Solution Includes Line Control

Operation standardization reaches new levels of ease.

Markem-Imaje (Keane, NH) is offering a turnkey solution for package coding and tracing with the launch of a second-generation version of its CoLOS software products.

The Centralized Code and Data Management (CCDM) and Packaging Line Traceability (PLT) system support code marking across all packaging levels, data aggregation for traceability, and compliant reporting. It also shares information with ERP and warehouse management systems and manages production-line components.

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