EASY DATA MATRIX FOR HEALTHCARE
The EFPIA solution is an end-to-end point-of-dispense coding and serialization system which allows pharmacists to check a unique identification code on each individual pack when it is dispensed to the patient. These codes are generated and applied by manufacturers using a simple 2D data matrix barcode, which contains the GTIN (Global Trade Item Number), a unique serial number and additional attributes. The scan will reveal any duplication of data on packs and will trigger the system to immediately alert the pharmacist to the possibility of a counterfeit product.
A GS1 DataMatrix bar code symbol is a 2-dimensional (2D) matrix bar code, consisting of black and white “cells” or modules, that can be arranged in a square or rectangular matrix. It’s the preferred two-dimensional (2D) matrix bar code symbology that efficiently meets all of the needs of the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, by:
- Allowing the encoding and marking of a greater amount of data within a smaller space
- Enabling direct part marking of trade items where labels may not be practical (small medical / surgical instruments)
- Allowing the printing of variable information in a bar code data carrier, at high production rates
- Providing error detection and correction capabilities to improve the readability of bar code symbols despite irregular packaging or physical damage to a label
Users access the application through the identification of an authorized profile (UserID and Password) and interact with the functionalities of management, generation and printing (also via external Providers) of Data Matrix Codes.
Capability to create the 2D barcode “Ready-To-Print”!