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PCI to Share Innovative “Flexline” Serialization Technology At Pharma Expo Event In Las Vegas

PCI to Share Innovative “Flexline” Serialization Technology At Pharma Expo Event In Las Vegas
Leading pharmaceutical contract packager PCI is pleased to announce it will share its “FlexLine” Serialization technology at the upcoming Pharma Expo event, being held in conjunction with the PMMI PackExpo Las Vegas event on September 28-30. PCI has invested in Serialization technology capacity expansions for its facilities across North America and Europe to meet customer demand in advance of pending requirements in both regions, as well as requirements in emerging markets around the world. PCI’s FlexLine offers an innovative stand-alone Serialization service for clients, complimenting integrated Serialization technologies that the company offers.

“Having a multitude of options for product Serialization is a real benefit for our clients” states Ian Parsonage, Director of Global Serialization at PCI. “Through the Antares technology we have implemented in our operations, we provide our customers high speed integrated solutions for high volume outputs, and then at the same time also offer the stand-alone FlexLine solution for more modest volumes and select patient populations. We are clearly seeing a trend towards smaller batch sizes and specialized medicines for targeted disease states. Likewise we support many global medicines destined for developing and emerging markets. This FlexLine is an excellent solution for smaller run sizes, quick changeover, and a very efficient operation with minimal client investment. We have custom built these lines with considerable thought for ease of use and maximum flexibility. We like to say they can accommodate a product as small as a matchbox, all the way up to the size of a shoebox. The FlexLine also offers a convenient solution for clients looking to meet the DQSA requirements for their packaged products, but lacking that Serialization finishing operation to add the final codes. We can accept finish goods, apply Serialized codes to make the product compliant to the requirements, and repack for a market ready solution for the customer. We have seen tremendous interest in this service.”

PCI’s FlexLine employs custom Antares technology, featuring application and inspection of Serialized codes, product commissioning, and full multi-level product aggregation in establishing parent-child relationships for saleable unit, intermediate packaging, shipper, and pallet. Consistent with PCI’s other Serialization equipment, FlexLines are integrated into PCI’s global data systems, for direct connectivity to customer systems enabling secure inbound and outbound data exchange. FlexLine technologies are qualified and available at PCI’s sites across North America and Europe.

PCI, along with Xyntek, Antares, and Healthcare Packaging magazine, is hosting a Serialization Forum at the Philadelphia Hotel Palomar on September 10th. For more information about the program agenda and to register online, please