McKesson Communicates Serialization & Aggregation Expectations to Suppliers

In a letter this week to its suppliers, McKesson—the largest pharmaceutical distributor in the United States—addressed their expectations relating to Title II of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The company’s position is clear: manufacturers and suppliers will be required to serialize materials using GS1 standards, namely: aggregating product from item level to pack/bundle (if applicable); pack/bundle to case level, and case level to pallet level (using the GTIN and SSCC label formats).

Serialisation Tech Days


Following on from App Ltd and PCE Mettler Toledo's open day last year we have decided to get closer to the customer and put on two regional serialisation events. 10th May in Sheffield (Aston Hall) and 11th May in London (Shendish Manor). Throughout the day there will be live machine demos and talks from Be4ward, PCE, Domino, GS1 and TraceLink. Topics covered will include: current regulations, past experiences, industry readiness and serialisation for CMO's.


APP Technology Days April 20 & 21


APP Technology Days April 20 & 21

Wednesday 20th 9.30am to 5.00pm


ASYS honours APP Electronics as “Distributor of the Year 2015”

The ASYS Group honors European distributor APP Electronics with the “Distributor of the Year 2015” award for outstanding achievements.

Praise for outstanding achievements


Pfizer-Allergan Merger Valued at $160 Billion


Pfizer and Allergan announced on Nov. 23, 2015 a merger of the two pharmaceutical giants valued at $160 billion that will establish the combined companies as the world’s largest drug maker, move Pfizer’s principal executive offices to Ireland.

Global operational headquarters will be located in New York. Both companies are large customers of Mettler Toledo PCE where the PCE Track & Trace solution is the preferred option for their Track & Trace requirements. 


APP Serialisation Technology Day in Bromsgrove on Nov 25th

Alt, Alt

Our Serialisation Technology day in the Birmingham office was very well attended. Over 60 people from the Pharmaceutical Packaging sector listened to presentations from PCE , Tracelink, Domino, GS1, ESP and Be4War. In our Demo room we had a series of practical demonstrations on a PCE Track and Trace line where we demonstrated carton serialisation and case aggregation.

While the day was primarily focussed on Track and Trace, it also allowed us to introduce ASYS and PTI, who also offer solutions in the Pharma Packaging and Test area.


Pharmaceutical Serialisation  - The XS2MV-TE from PCE wins INDUSTRIEPREIS 2015


Awarded by the prestigious Huber Verlag für Neue Medien , the prize recognises excellence in German Industry.

In this case the panel recognised the unique combination of checkweigher, Tamper Evidence and serialisation offered Pharmaceutical manufacturers an advantage as they upgrade their Production lines to meet the needs of the'Falsified Medicines Directive' 20111/62/EU.

Also in 2015, PCE  released the XMV TE without the checkweigher and with a smaller footprint but with the same innovative design and incredible build Quality.


Medical Device Packaging


Introducing SencorpWhite’s newest sealing system, CeraTek APM.  

A marriage of SencorpWhite’s proven sealing technology and automation integration expertise, CeraTek APM eliminates operator error, increases throughput, provides on-board track-and-trace intelligence, and reduces the need for valuable floor space by combining multiple operations into a compact system.  

It's completely modular and incorporates a seal Inspection system, Print & Apply station and more...

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