In the pharmaceutical sector, the coding of medicines is of vital importance.
Pharmaceutical product manufacturers must ensure that medicinal products have a unique serial number, as well as coding the packaging and even the tablets according to current legislation, taking special care that the marking is legible, of high quality and will last throughout the medicine’s lifetime.
Coding and marking of pharmaceutical products must guarantee the identification of unsafe products by means of traceability. Apart from facilitating their speedy withdrawal from the market if necessary, they must also help in the fight against counterfeit medicines, given the enormous consequences that these can cause to people’s health.
Coding can be carried out on a wide variety of materials, whether they be paper, cardboard, glass and plastic, as well as on the product itself, pills or tablets, their blister packs, cases, medicine boxes and pallets.