Antares Vision, the world's leading provider of serialization-based track and trace solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, has introduced the Antares Vision Quick Compliance Program, which draws upon a large line-up of pre-configured modules to enable serialization compliance within 10 weeks from the project start.
Accessibility of infrastructure and speed to deployment have become paramount as US regulatory deadlines loom. The next milestone for manufacturers to comply with 2013's Drug Supply Chain Security Act is November 27, 2017, by which date pharmaceutical manufacturers are required to print a unique product identification code on all Rx units of sale and homogenous cases distributed domestically.
The looming deadline makes the Antares Vision Quick Compliance Program particularly prescient, as Antares is unique in its ability to guarantee a fully integrated, validated, and complete serialization program in such a short timeframe. The program is based on preconfigured modules in concert with a standardized package of software, documentation and services, minimizing the need for Project Management Office (PMO) efforts. All units, which also offer post-implementation flexibility and scalability, are preconfigured in Antares Vision's spacious new Moorestown, NJ warehouse space, and are ready-to-ship.
"The Antares Vision Quick Compliance Program can ensure adherence to this quick timeframe thanks to our large inventory of ready-to-go modules," said Adriano Fusco, Strategy and Development director for Antares Vision. "This is a big differentiator from other claims in the industry relying on third-party serialization modules, whose availability can delay the implementation schedule."
Featured hardware in the Antares Vision Quick Compliance Program includes:
P&C EVO Ready: A version of the P&C EVO (details below) preconfigured for the November DSCSA compliance guidelines. Ideal to print on one side of the carton.
Reel 2 Reel module: An off-line labeling printing station. This produces reels of serialized labels suitable for bottle labeling
Manual station: Manages printing of serialized labels on cases (both bottles and cartons) according to the DSCSA requirement
The program's software is Antares' popular GTS Plant Manager, which generates or imports serialization numbers and stores all data while interfacing with Level 4 repositories. GTS Plant Manager comes preconfigured and ready to manage line serialization. As needs evolve, the scalable software can be expanded to manage additional lines and other communication layers.
"As we enter the stretch run toward November's initial serialization deadline, pharmaceutical companies, contract manufacturers and contract packagers all know that it's time to engage a track and trace partner if they haven't already done so," said Andrew Pietrangelo, President, Antares Vision - North America. "Antares Vision, as the world leader in serialization-based track & trace solutions, is uniquely prepared to meet regulation compliance deadlines in today's increasingly tight timeframe."
About Antares Vision
Antares Vision is recognized as the world's leading provider of serialization-based track and trace solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, with more serialization systems installed worldwide than all major competitors combined. Antares Vision has installed solutions on over 950 production lines in 180 plants around the world. More than five billion stock keeping units (SKUs) have been serialized, aggregated, shipped, and notified utilizing Antares Vision solutions.
Comprising both hardware and software, Antares Vision's solutions stem from strong relationships with best-in-class technology vendors, including enterprise application suppliers; packaging OEMs; manufacturers of cameras, printers and labelers; and software and communication providers.