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.
A national system for pharmaceutical track and trace did not materialize during congressional agreement on "The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012." The bill reauthorizes the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), and legislators had been debating additional language that would have put a national drug track-and-trace system into motion.