Serialization and aggregation – how do they work and what is their application in drug packaging?
The packaging and labels of pharmaceutical products and medical instruments carry out several relevant functions - from publicizing and information to protection.
Author: Bill Abbott
The procedures of serialization and aggregation of medical packaging are as well very relevant, they must be performed in conformity with rigid internal norms and rigid specifications of the medical industry.
Author: Rachel Chapdelaine
A pArticularly important concept in the production and branding of a medical product is its serialization. This approach pinpoints the product with original, non-punctuation serial combinations on each packaging. After situating unique codes on singular products, manufacturers need to know where these products are situated. Aggregation can be achieved by implementing vision solutions in automatic wrappers or carton packing devices or thanks to aggregation techniques, for instance by way of dosage conveyors. Cartons are one of the most frequently employed drug device for pharmaceutical and medical products. Labeling of these packaging with good quality codes readable for people and devices is a vital element of the medical producer's traceability plan. Bottles, which are an exceptionally often used pharmaceutical packaging, can be coded in many places. Common and detectable in ultraviolet or infrared radiation tags on the side of the container, on the label or cap - these are only some of the available solutions. Marking vials is a complicated job as to the small size of the packaging.
The most efficient tagging effects can be obtained if the printer is integrated with packaging devices created just to handle items of this particular shape.