Track and Trace Solution

VINSPEC HEALTHCARE Track and Trace Solutions for Pharmaceutical Packaging Lines

A tightening of the regulations to combat counterfeit medicinal products in many countries means that maximum security in the supply chain is essential in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Serialization to ensure the unique traceability of products is becoming a critical quality and security requirement. That's why traceable data must be assigned to products during every phase of the production and packaging process.

Integrating Track & Trace Solutions into Existing Pharmaceutical Packaging Lines

VITRONIC's Track and Trace solution from the VINSPEC HEALTHCARE range ensures reliable serialization of pharmaceutical products. Traceability is guaranteed thanks to the logical linking of all product and packaging units.

In accordance with the EU Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU, all EU Member States are required to establish a system to safeguard against the counterfeiting of pharmaceutical products by 2017. Similar restrictions apply to the pharmaceutical industry across the globe, e.g. in the USA, China and Brazil. Pharmaceutical manufacturers in those countries are always required to assign unique, traceable serial numbers to all of their products and packaging units. The new system will make all pharmaceutical products be fully traceable all the way from the manufacturer to the customer.

VINSPEC HEALTHCARE Track and Trace encodes serial numbers, checks that they are put onto products correctly, and aggregates across various packaging units.

Automatic Serialization

With the Track and Trace solution, essential information such as product number, batch ID and expiry date are simultaneously placed on the product in both plain text and barcode form. Once the information has been assigned to and put onto the products, the Track and Trace system checks that the information is both correct and complete. This essential information is stored, so that products with defective barcodes can be detected and rejected.

Seamless Traceability Thanks to Aggregation

With VINSPEC HEALTHCARE Track and Trace inspection solutions, serial numbers can be encoded, put on products, inspected and captured for each individual product and at all subsequent levels of packaging, from multi-packs to shipping pallets. The data from all packaging units is transferred to a central line database, where data records are linked together logically. Based on this aggregation, the manufacturer can then accurately track the entire production history of an item. All of the data that is collected and aggregated is transferred to the existing MES and ERP systems. As a result, statutory requirements can be fulfilled, and analyses, reports and process optimizations implemented quickly and in real time.

Quality Inspections

In addition to ensuring accurate aggregation and seamless traceability of pharmaceutical products, VINSPEC HEALTHCARE Track and Trace systems allow GAMP-compliant quality inspections to be conducted at the same time as Track and Trace during the production and packaging process. Optical contour, surface and dimensional inspections, plus the detection of defective packaging, can be implemented inline and at high throughput.

GAMP Qualification Package

We also offer an optional GAMP qualification package for VINSPEC HEALTHCARE Track and Trace systems.

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