Almac Group launches new serialization solution

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Almac US now offers its clients serialization after partnering with Optel Vision. (Image: iStock/iSergey)
Almac US now offers its clients serialization after partnering with Optel Vision. (Image: iStock/iSergey)

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Almac Group has expanded its serialization capabilities to include its US commercial packaging facility in Audubon, PA.

After assessing various venders the global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) decided to partner with Optel Vision in order to provide a line level solution that integrated with Almac’s in-house proprietary level 3, site level software.

Optel Vision is provides advanced systems for Vision Inspection and Track & Trace Solutions, ensuring manufactured goods’ safety by inspecting package integrity and applying anti-counterfeiting measures.

According to the company, the new serialization solution is a high-spec standalone line that prints, verifies, and aggregates saleable packs through to the pallet. The solution also features reporting functions to ensure tradability requirements are met.

Having built our own serialization line for the UK operations some years ago we developed a strong knowledge base​,” said Grainne Hughes, Operations Manager at Almac. “To expand the solution into our US operations we decided that we needed an experienced partner that could integrate with our innovative product serialization site level software. The partnership with Optel Vision has provided our US commercial packaging facility with a truly flexible and adaptable solution to readily meet specific country, market and client requirements whilst ensuring serialization to GS1 Standards​.”

The new offering builds on Almac’s in-house knowledge and proprietary serialization and track and trace solution developed at its UK headquarters. It also addresses FDA regulations as they pertain to the Drug Quality and Security Act.

We knew Almac had its own in-house solution for the UK and for the first Almac serialisation project in the US, we combined the knowledge of both companies to design a solution that meets Almac quality standards as well as the demand from global markets using the Optel Vision hardware and software solutions. The system is now operational and can be easily scalable for future needs,​” said Yvon Lemay, Optel Vision Project Manager.

Per the partnership, Almac US can now offer its clients serialization as part of the pack process, a repackaging exercise, or as a stand-alone serialization application to already packed product.

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