Servicepoint will implement a serialization system to three production lines at the Tampere, Finland, manufacturing unit of the leading Northern European ophthalmic drug manufacturer Santen Pharmaceutical. Santen has specialized on medicines for treatment of glaucoma and other eye diseases.
The European Union Commission has adopted a delegated act on Oct 2, 2015 to fight falsified medicines by making serialization and tamper-evident packages compulsory for all prescription medicine packages within the European Union by February 2019. Other markets, such as USA, Russia, and China, to name a few, are implementing or have implemented similar legislations. In the EU market this means thousands of packaging lines to be upgraded.
The responsibility of the project lies with Servicepoint. The system will be shipped and installed during Summer of 2018. The implementation will include serialization software provided by Systech International, and machinery by Inno4Life, both partners of Servicepoint. The monetary value of the order will not be disclosed to public.
Servicepoint is one of the few European enterprises able to provide a complete, integrated, serialization solution to pharmaceutical packaging lines, including consulting, design, build, installation, testing, and maintenance. Servicepoint has already implemented fourteen serialization projects around Europe and Russia and is also working on others at the moment.
Servicepoint is a leading serialization automation supplier in the Nordic countries and it operates in all of Europe and Russia. The roots of its automation expertise go back 30 years. Based in Kuopio, the company specializes in industrial automation projects, maintenance, and robotic applications. Servicepoint has automated hundreds of production lines for different fields of industry, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.
Santen Oy is the leading developer and manufacturer of eye care products in the Nordic countries. Its main products are medicines for treatment of glaucoma, eye infections, allergy and dry eye. Santen has currently more than 700 workers in Europe, of which 300 workers in Finland. Santen Oy belongs to a global operating company, Santen Pharmaceuticals Co., Japan. Ltd. a group whose products are sold in more than 60 countries.
Systech International is the global technology leader in product safety, and consumer and brand protection. Systech pioneered serialization and is defining the future of authentication. Trusted by 19 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, Systech unifies and optimizes enterprise serialization, track and trace, and authentication technologies to ensure regulatory compliance, mitigate risk, and drive efficiency and profitability. For 30 years, Systech’s innovation has led best practices for key brands across the pharmaceutical, life science, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries.
Inno4Life specializes in complex customer-specific equipment & services projects in the Life Science industries, especially the Pharmaceutical (Human and Animal), Medical & Clinical Instrumentation and Food industries. Our knowledge is deeply rooted in the automated pharmaceutical packaging business – therefore, we have the in-built expertise, discipline and very specific know-how to help overcome the evolving challenges constantly faced by customers in highly regulated markets. Relying on many years of combined experience and skills in the management of large-scale projects internationally, we offer a complete range of solutions in the following areas: Equipment & Support, System Integration, System Optimization and independent Expert Advice.