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Countdown to Cali-serialization
ePedigree & Serialization: What you need to know NOW for the California 2015 deadline
Strength in Unity: The Case for Global Supply Chain Standards
Agreement around common supply chain standards and supporting processes could revolutionize the healthcare sector
Vision System Helps to Increase the OEE on Pharma Packaging Line by 200%
The approach reduced the false reject rate to 0.5%, improving the first pass yield consequently the overall equipment effectiveness.
Track and Trace Gains Prominence in the War Against Counterfeit Drugs
Regulation and technology lead the fight against counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
White Papers: In Depth Research
The New Approach to Track and Trace
Author: Cognex Corp.
A new leaner, more cost-effective approach to track and trace demands new technology. Due to advances in the power of digital signal processors (DSP), imaging sensors and decoding algorithms, traceability applications such as ID code reading, text verification, mark quality assessment, and label inspection can now be accomplished more economically using the latest generation of smart camera vision systems.
Increasing Tablet Press Productivity Using Segmented Turret Technology
Author: Fette America
Surveys of tablet press users reveal that machines with segmented turrets increase output and reduce set-up and cleaning time over conventional presses and previous turret technologies. This paper will discuss survey data from drug manufacturers using the technology and quantify some of the benefits over conventional press technologies.
Brandjacking Index: Online Risks in Pharmaceutical Market
Buying drugs online continues to be fraught with fraudsters and continues to be popular because of the high demand for inexpensive medicines. While tracking six different drug brands in July 2009, four of which were patented, MarkMonitor observed continued growth in the online market for pharmaceuticals including high levels of traffic to suspicious online pharmacies and increased numbers of listings for pharmaceuticals on B2B exchange sites.
Tales from the Counterfeiting Front: USP’s Drug Quality Matrix
USP has released an updated version of its matrix tracking public reports of counterfeit and substandard drugs worldwide. The report is more anecdotal than comprehensive—there’s no way to chronicle all incidents—but tells a vivid story of the challenges facing local authorities worldwide in battling counterfeits. Also, read here about how USP and USAID are ramping up their counterefforts.