Is the pharmaceutical industry a role model for other industries?

Traceability and a transparent supply chain play a key role in many industries. The key questions amongst all are the provenance and pedigree of a product as well as providing a secure and traceable path from the producer to the consumer. The pharmaceutical industry tries to summarize these questions under the keyword “serialization”. In the […]

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What are the benefits of serialization?

The primary objective of serialization is to protect patients. This is ensured by processes and control mechanisms that ensure that only original and manufacturer-approved drugs reach pharmacies and hospitals. Sustainable changes in almost all areas Manufacturers, contract manufacturers, wholesalers, repackagers, parallel importers – or in other words: the entire pharmaceutical industry need to invest in […]

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Why serialization from the Ruhr area?

In Germany’s “deep West”, the Ruhrgebiet, honest work has always been part of the DNA. What used to be coal and steel are now innovations and the people who implement them. With over 5.1 million people in more than 50 municipal communities, the Ruhr area is the largest metropolitan region in Germany and one of […]

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How does tracekey fit into the IT-landscape?

With its cloud-based solution, tracekey is one of the leading level 4/5 providers among the serialization systems. The International Society of Automation (ISA) categorizes IT systems into five levels based on their role in the production process. This has also become the standard wording in the description of serialization systems. The lowest level (Level 1) […]

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What effect does the EU directive have on the pharmaceutical industry?

With the publication of the delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/161 in the Official Journal of the European Union, the deadline for transposition of the new EU Counterfeiting Directive has been set. Beginning on 9.2.2019, prescription drugs must be clearly identifiable and traceable – every single package. Increasing drug safety for consumers Antibiotics, anticancer and antimalarial drugs, […]

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