Traceability Solutions

Full transparency right from production to point of care

The Gerresheimer traceability concept ensures complete transparency throughout the value chain and greater safety for the patient — because only complete traceability is true traceability. As the first link in the manufacturing chain, we apply unique codes to our primary packaging and medical devices. Thanks to our digital infrastructure for traceability, we and all actors in the pharmaceutical supply chain can link, analyze and share any data along with the individual product unit. Our codes are the key to connecting previously separate worlds in the value chain. They mark the start of a new era of interconnectedness that promises complete transparency and enhanced security for our customers and patients.

Benefits of traceability

Our vision promises transparency and traceability across the entire supply chain, from primary packaging to secondary packaging, and from drug filling and serialization up to the final application at the PoC. Traceability helps to:

Increase patient safety

Clearly marked primary packaging helps minimize the risk of costly and dangerous mix-ups when filling medicines. This factor is becoming increasingly important due to smaller batch sizes in personalized medicine.

Enable patient and end-customer interaction

Unique codes or NFC technology enable a variety of use cases in marketing, customer profiling, or patient safety, allowing end customers and patients to communicate directly with the product via smartphone

Fight counterfeiting

A unique code on the primary packaging that cannot be removed, along with the corresponding digital identity, is another important step on the way to a counterfeit-proof product.

Eliminate sources of error

Problems that need to be investigated during production or filling and finishing are common. The ability to trace back certain machinery events or previously reported issues speeds up root cause analysis and reduces the number of blocked products due to ongoing investigations

Increase efficiency

Smaller batch sizes are also making work processes more complex and flexible. Line changes can be simplified and accelerated if the batch affiliation, filling status or other product information can be traced for each individual product thanks to coding.

Limit damage in case of recalls

In the event of a drug recall, the link between the unique code of the primary packaging and the serialized medicine makes it possible to draw quick and precise conclusion about the affected product units.

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Digital Twin Solution

Gerresheimer is working to revolutionize its primary packaging by transforming it into a secure gateway to access digital twins.

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Container-level Identification

Gerresheimer offers a choice of marking technologies for its broad product portfolio.

Unlocking the value of data along the pharmaceutical supply chain

The primary packaging is at the very beginning of the pharmaceutical supply chain. We therefore see it as our role to apply unique identifiers directly to each single container and create the digital twin of it to enable full traceability alone the supply chain. All relevant quality data are available instantly and digitally.

When the primary packages such as vials are loaded in the pharma production lines, filling them with the medicine and finish the packaging, valuable data about the medicine can be added to the digital twin of each item through a customizable digital infrastructure.

Gerresheimer Track and Trace

The serialization obligations of the pharmaceutical industry aim to ensure the authenticity and integrity of a drug. Our traceability solution creates true added value satisfying the regulatory requirements but also enabling further participants in the chain such as logistics firms to track and trace each single item.

At the moment that the drug is administered at the point of care, all relevant data such the content of a syringe and expiry date can be digitally checked through an easy-to-use mobile application. It also provides information about the origin of the medication and thus puts the patient safety in focus as well as fighting counterfeiting in the market.

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