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Strategically Placed Cameras Track Pharmaceuticals

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Accurate marking, imaging and extraction of data codes on pharmaceutical bottles can help lower costs for the manufacturer and for the consumer.

Gregory Hollows, Edmund Optics Inc., and David Pfleger, FP Developments Inc.

Manufacturing of pharmaceuticals is an important and evolving industry. With the advent of globalization and the influx of counterfeit products, the development of new technologies such as e-pedigrees (secure files that store data about each move a product makes through the supply chain) is becoming an essential component of the tracking and product verification process. E-pedigrees enable pharmaceutical products to be tracked from time of manufacture until end use by a doctor, hospital or individual. Initiatives in states such as California and Florida as well as in the European Union have...Read full article

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