The countdown is on: On February 9, 2019, EU Directive 2011/62/EU will come into effect. It aims to stop illegal trade in falsified medicines. From then onwards, pharmaceutical manufacturers have to provide secondary packaging of all medicines placed on the market with an individual serial number as well as an anti-tampering device to ensure the integrity of the medicinal packaging: a challenge that should not be underestimated and demands customized and efficient solutions.
At Pharmapack in Paris on February 7 and 8, 2018, Schreiner MediPharm will present its extensive portfolio of innovative analog and digital security solutions for reliable counterfeiting and tampering protection in Hall 7.1, Booth J48. The highlight of the product lineup will be the BitSecure copy detection pattern which enables easy, digital authentication of pharmaceutical packaging using a smartphone app.
Digital, innovative and secure: BitSecure Mobile
BitSecure copy detection pattern by the Competence Center Schreiner ProSecure is a printed digital security feature based on a high-resolution, cloud-like random pattern. In an attempt to copy the BitSecure pattern, which has a size of only a few square millimeters, the printed image will suffer a loss in precision and optical details. These differences can be reliably detected by means of a smartphone app or a handheld reader.
At Pharmapack 2018, Schreiner MediPharm will present a new app for BitSecure authentication with selected smartphones as well as the latest generation of handheld readers. As a result, authentication can then be performed easier and more reliably. Improvements include user-friendliness and an enhanced app back-end: The user interface of the app is intuitive and the analysis algorithms have systematically been further developed. The back-end data management system is integrated into a powerful and future-proof development environment.
Versatile and reliable: multi-level, customized security systems
Reliable product and brand protection in the pharmaceutical supply chain can only be successfully achieved by combining analog and digital security features. Schreiner MediPharm will be showcasing its extensive portfolio of products for tampering and counterfeiting protection: from diverse closure seal solutions for clear, irreversible first-opening indication through to a wide range of integrated overt, covert and digital anti-counterfeiting features enabling reliable authentication by laypersons and experts.
Macallan Whisky picks Izon® Technology as part of a comprehensive anti-counterfeit solution
(De La Rue Authentication Solutions)
The Edrington Group, makers of world renowned The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, faced a challenge when re-filled used
bottles, intact with labels, began appearing on shelves under their brand name. This posed a serious consumer safety, as well as a global
brand issue. For a solution, they turned to Authentication Solutions for the key overt component of a comprehensive solution.
Epson builds market awareness of authentic product through implementation of layered AC tech
(De La Rue Authentication Solutions)
Epson Latin America estimated that 20% of the product in the market was counterfeit and entering the supply chain through local distributors. The existing anti-counterfeiting ink technology was compromised. Epson developed a new strategy to target unauthorized distributors in key countries and build market awareness of authentic product.
The StellaGuard™ solution leverages the benefits of a barcode and connects it with a three-dimensional visual reference that provides instantaneous authentication with copy-detect protection. StellaGuard™ is a patented and elegant solution to protect your assets, enabling trusted stakeholders, including customers, to authenticate a product using common everyday smart devices.
The smartphone: a new tool to spot fake products
The development of new smartphone technologies offers brands the opportunity to fight counterfeiting more efficiently and drive competitive differentiation by turning their products into smart assets. This paper examines the process of placing the consumer as one of the key actors against illicit trade and creating new business intelligence capabilities for brands.
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IACC 2018 Annual Spring Conference
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