In addition, O'Kelly said, serialisation requires large amounts of data to be handled - for example, a batch of half a million products requires half a million unique identification numbers to be communicated between a company's printers, cameras and the rest of the healthcare industry.
While the requirement of serialisation has caused a ramp up in demand for machine vision in the pharmaceutical industry over the past three to four years, according to O'Kelly this demand has been mostly limited to serialisation cameras.
'Servicepoint is one of few European suppliers able to provide a complete, integrated, serialisation
solution to pharmaceutical packaging lines, including consulting, design, build, installation, testing, and maintenance,' says Pekka Hoffren, CEO, Servicepoint.
Adents Prodigi is jointly developed with Microsoft and powered by Azure and is claimed to enable secure data exchange and help leverage the power of serialisation
data to improve business practices.
The new service is designed to offer pharmaceutical companies access to Recipharm's serialisation
capabilities as a standalone service due to increasing concerns that many will not be ready for the February 2019 compliance deadline.
Pennsylvania-based Apostrophe specialises in software as a service (SaaS) and cloud services applications with particular focus on serialisation
and radio frequency identification (RFID).
- Princeton, New Jersey-based serialisation
specialist Systech International has signed a strategic agreement with India-based pharmaceutical packaging machinery specialist NKP Pharma that allows the two companies to provide software/hardware solutions to the Indian pharmaceutical industry that meet serialisation
and traceability regulations, the company said.
Systech International, a company involved in serialisation
, traceability, and brand protection technologies, has setup an office in Mumbai, India, it was reported yesterday.