label and Packaging Serialization
Pharmaceutical Packaging Serialization
Pharmaceutical Packaging Serialization Overview
Pharmaceutical label and packaging serialization is the process of assigning a unique identifier or code to each individual unit of a drug product, as well as the outer packaging in which it is contained. This enables the product to be tracked and traced throughout the supply chain, from the manufacturer to the patient, in order to prevent counterfeit or substandard drugs from entering the market.
The serialization process typically involves printing a unique code, such as a serial number, on the label and outer packaging of each unit of the drug product using specialized printing equipment. This code can then be scanned or read electronically at various points in the supply chain to verify its authenticity and track its movement.
Serialization requirements vary by country and region, but many countries have implemented or are in the process of implementing regulations mandating pharmaceutical serialization. For example, the European Union’s Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) requires all prescription medicines to be serialized and verified before they can be dispensed to patients.
Implementing pharmaceutical serialization can help to improve patient safety, reduce the risk of counterfeit drugs entering the market, and increase supply chain efficiency and transparency. However, it can also require significant investment in equipment and infrastructure, as well as changes to supply chain processes and systems.
Why CCL for Specialty Packaging
CCL Specialty Packaging are the industry innovators creating with convenience in mind. We create functional labeling products to address the needs of the end-user from fulfilling labeling requirements to developing useful packaging enhancements. The enhancements are achieved through custom design, construction, materials, and in some cases smart functionality. Our Innovation Engineers work tirelessly to support the needs of the industry by creating a large array of functional labeling and packaging. Our global facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art printing equipment and technology that lead the market in innovation. CCL Healthcare is constantly evolving and innovating its products. In order to evolve it requires the right materials, and equipment to produce quality solutions. Our product engineers take the initiative to invest in custom machinery to develop new solutions even before it is in demand. Our product lines are custom-designed, specifically to customers’ formats and requests. The product line includes braille, brand security, clinical labels, cryogenic labeling, detachable labels, expanded content labels, inverted hanger labels, multi-ply labels, on-pack promotions, smart packaging, sustainable packaging, temperature indicators, tamper-evident, variable data, and other custom products.
When it comes to quality CCL Healthcare is the market leader investing heavily into vision verification systems and establishing the standard for pharmaceutical printing in the industry. The standard includes ensuring every product is 100% verified and documented for traceability. We manufacture under cGMP and ISO standards in temperature and humidity control facilities. Our dedicated quality assurance team and production departments follow strict SOPs and CSPs in fully segregated manufacturing areas. Our global presence and manufacturing footprint allows you to go global with 34+ specialized healthcare sites. Our experienced staff provides the highest level of service, technical expertise, and product innovation anywhere you are.