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Optel Vision Offers Webinars On Traceability

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Optel Vision is kicking off a three-month series of webinars on track and trace and serialization, featuring case studies on industry implementations. Three sessions will cover an introduction to track and trace, real use cases, and challenges in implementing serialization. Presented by Jean Pierre Allard, Optel Vision's serialization solution manager, each ...

Reduce End-User Confusion

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Doctors and nurses are often tripped up by product packaging and labeling, putting patients and themselves at risk, warns Dr. John Gosbee, Human Factors Engineering & Healthcare Specialist at Red Forest Consulting and University of Michigan Health System. Gosbee spoke at the Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience, organized by Michigan State University’s ...

GS1 Standards Pick Up Support

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

GS1 Healthcare standards are gaining traction. As the latest country to support GS1, India has called for serialized codes following GS1 data formats for exported pharmaceuticals. Most of the top pharmaceutical and medical device companies, wholesalers, and many hospital systems in the US have embraced GS1 Healthcare’s system for product ...

The Package Says Sterile but . . .

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Yikes! Here is a risk to stolen and diverted medical devices that I had barely considered. How about you? Nonsterile products! Today in our daily newsletter we reported on a story from the Star Tribune in Minneapolis that Boston Scientific Corp. has warned hospitals to look for endoscopic and urological medical devices ...

How Far Should Companies Go to Ease ID of Recalled Items?

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Just how easy is it for patients to immediately identify a recalled drug or medical device? Not as easy as I thought, even though it could be as plain as day. Should you make it easier for them? In January, Triad Group recalled all lots of alcohol prep pads, swabs, and ...

Internet Marketing Meets the Point of Sale

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The potential for mobile marketing is vast, for two main reasons.  The best customers are mostly resistant to and largely unaware of traditional advertising. Adults don't necessarily buy into it, and for kids, it's just not cool.  Then also, the mobile Internet as enabled by smart phones allows the extension of Internet ...

Update on Brazil’s Move toward Drug Serialization

Monday, September 20th, 2010

We thank Peter Schmitt, founder of Montesino Associates, for speaking in our Webcast, "UPDATE: Brazil Law 11.903 - An "Emerging" Regulation for Traceability & Serialization." Peter did a wonderful job of bringing attendees up to date on the law and the evolving proposals to meet it. You may have heard some ...

In Remembrance: Carl Marotta and Eva Gottscho

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Today we posted a news story about the sad passing of Carl Marotta, longtime former owner of Tolas Healthcare Packaging (Feasterville, PA). A few weeks ago we also shared the sad news about the passing of Eva Gottscho, former owner of Adolph Gottscho Inc. PMP News has worked closely with both ...