Late Stage Customization for pharma RFID labels offers just-in-time supply May 16, 2024, 8:13 a.m.
To support pharmaceutical companies in optimizing their supply chains, Schreiner MediPharm has developed an innovative solution: Late Stage Customization (LSC) for RFID-Labels, enabling sophisticated smart labels to be supplied on short notice with order-specific programming of the integrated RFID chip.
RFID enabled identifiers can be embedded into regular paper stock May 16, 2024, 8:11 a.m.
These ‘cutting-edge technological solutions’ have been developed by the company’s incubated innovator ME3W. They offer RFID enabled identifiers for paper-based and/or plastic-based products. A unique production method allows for the manufacturing of ultra-lightweight (20gsm) paper and ultra-thin (sub -20 micron) film-based RFID tags that can be integrated into regular paper stock items, such as security seals, certificates, stamps, labels, or packaging materials.
Tetra Pak Launches Connected Smart Packaging Experience May 8, 2024, 10:48 a.m.
Food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak has launched the Iberia connected experience, created in partnership with Appetite Creative, to engage consumers via QR code-enabled smart packaging.
Pharma 4.0: The Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry April 26, 2024, 4:59 p.m.
Pharma 4.0, a framework coined by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), represents the dawn of a new era for the pharmaceutical industry, a leap towards a digitized, connected and optimized future. This paradigm, inspired by the Industry 4.0 revolution, encapsulates the transformation of the pharmaceutical value chain through a broad spectrum of enabling technologies and strategic approaches.
A Comprehensive Guide to the 2D Barcode Reader Industry April 9, 2024, 12:30 p.m.
The increasing global e-commerce market, which is in step with the changing advancements in the logistics and warehousing sectors, is responsible for the market's expansion. Sustaining the rapid expansion of the online retail sector will require maintaining sales data, guaranteeing exact timing, and tracking products in real-time throughout supply chain networks. For online retailers, being able to track items in real time has become essential. These days, 2D barcode readers are essential for controlling inventory levels and sales data.
3 Thoughts for AI Deployment in Your Supply Chain Organization March 31, 2024, 11:34 a.m.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is not only helping organizations weather the storm but also fundamentally transforming how they operate. As the global supply chain has become increasingly complex, the need for swift, informed and efficient decision-making has only become greater. AI, with its ability to analyze vast amounts of data, generate predictive insights and automate complex processes, is stepping up to meet this demand.
Understanding the difference between Serialization and Track & Trace March 29, 2024, 10:05 a.m.
Serialization is assigning a unique product identifier to the smallest saleable unit that can be uniquely verifiable. Tracking is understanding the current and past locations of a serialized unit. Trace is to identify the history of all entities that came into contact with the serialized unit along the supply chain.
The Data Journey for Pharmaceutical Companies March 29, 2024, 10:05 a.m.
The way data was managed in the past was to keep on-premise IT infrastructure deployments which had problems with both pricing and performance. Adding to this was also the challenge of hiring efficient resources to manage both the systems and data deployed on premise. The data recorded in these systems was also not readily available for quick analysis and insight.
SUSTAINABILITY: RFID tags can be biodegradable March 28, 2024, 8:33 a.m.
Traditionally, most RFID labels are composed of multiple layers, including a face stock, adhesive, inlay and release liner. The inlay, which typically consists of a plastic (PP or PET) substrate, houses the antenna and chip that enable the RFID technology.
A Magic Pill?: The Emergence of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain March 24, 2024, 7:50 p.m.
The pharmaceutical supply chain is uniquely challenged by a number of problems including medication error, theft, and counterfeiting. In February 2004, the FDA issued rulings to address these problems, which are expected to have far-reaching effects. Looking to supply chain technology for solutions, one ruling requires bar codes by 2006 at unit of use and recommends that radio frequency identification (RFID) technology be fully implemented by 2007. This article examines the potential of RFID technology in the pharmaceutical supply chain, contrasting the capability of this newer technology to that of bar codes. Although RFID offers particular promise in authentication against counterfeits, the technology has potential value in a number of areas. Concerns about the cost and privacy implications of RFID are addressed.
Artificial Intelligence: On a mission to Make Clinical Drug Development Faster and Smarter March 24, 2024, 7:49 p.m.
Just as Industrial Revolution-era factory builders developed machines to mass-manufacture drugs once ground by hand, today’s pharmaceutical companies are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to both speed and smarten the work of clinical development. AI could assist pharma companies in getting medicines to market faster. AI today not only does flashy gene-sequencing work, it’s being trained to predict drug efficacy and side effects, and to manage the vast amounts of documents and data that support any pharmaceutical product.
The Industry Trends and Shifting Demand Fueling Packaging Machinery Market Growth March 24, 2024, 7:48 p.m.
FDA and EU regulations, along with increasing end user demands to add flexibility and cut waste, are driving global packaging machinery growth. The global packaging machinery market continues its upward trajectory as end user demands shift with the times and legislation prompts change. That’s according to PMMI Business Intelligence’s 2023 World Packaging Machinery report, which predicts a 5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the global packaging machinery market from 2023 to 2027, rising from $45.9 billion to 56 billion.
On-pack Traceability Points to Digital Print Future March 24, 2024, 7:47 p.m.
From pharmaceutical counterfeiting to Europe’s horsemeat scandal, 2013 saw a shift in industry and consumer requirements for product traceability. These changes are opening the door for digital print technology in terms of both packaging and labelling.
Why Pharma Traceability is Critical in Healthcare Packaging March 24, 2024, 7:44 p.m.
The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world, and for good reason. Medications are essential for human health, so it is critical to ensure that they are safe and effective. One way of ensuring that safety is through what is commonly referred to in the industry as pharma traceability: the process of tracking and tracing the movement of pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain.
PACCOR Gives Plastic Packaging A Digital Identity March 24, 2024, 7:42 p.m.
As part of an environmentally friendly recycling system, PACCOR, the leading international player in the packaging industry, has introduced plastic packaging solutions with digital identity provided by Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC). This innovation enables the correct identification of each package throughout the value chain. This is a big step into the recycling economy, because for the first time it is now possible to differentiate between food and non-food packaging and to achieve high-quality sorting.
Abbott Recalls HeartMate Touch Communication System for Unintentional Pump Start and Stop March 24, 2024, 10:11 a.m.
The Abbott HeartMate Touch Communication System is being recalled due to the risk of unintended communication with the HeartMate System Controller resulting in pump stop of the HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device.
Baxter Healthcare Recalls ExactaMix Pro 1200 and Pro 2400 Due to a Software Error March 24, 2024, 10:10 a.m.
Baxter Healthcare is recalling the ExactaMix Pro 1200 and Pro 2400 for a software error causing potential over-delivery of ingredients in the final solution.
Smiths Medical ASD Inc. Recalls Medfusion Model 3500 Syringe Pump Due to Issues Associated with Earlier Software Versions March 24, 2024, 10:09 a.m.
Smiths Medical recalls Medfusion 3500 syringe pump due to software issues affecting delivery alarms, infusion restarts, screen locks, and critical functions.
Secteur des Soins de Santé & Pharmacie March 19, 2024, 9:51 a.m.
Lorsque les biens sont équipés d’une puce RFID ou d’une étiquette RFID, ils peuvent être identifiés, suivis et localisés à tout moment. L’Intergiciel HERTZ d’Aucxis transmet les données saisies aux propres logiciels ou au POLARIS Asset Management Software d’Aucxis, où les données uniques, les emplacements et les déplacements des biens sont visualisés et gérés. La RFID vous permet de faire rapidement et précisément un inventaire, de sorte que vous avez toujours un aperçu de vos biens.
Gartner predicts 25% of logistics key performance indicator reporting will be supported by GenAI by 2028 March 17, 2024, 2:24 p.m.
KPI reporting helps logistics leaders track operational performance against targets and make future projections. Many companies, however, struggle to efficiently gain insights, often overlooking difficult to access data sources and spending vast amounts of time manually reviewing documents, correspondence and transcripts.