PRISYM ID is a leading label lifecycle management solutions provider, with many year’s experience implementing compliant solutions for our customers. Here we discuss best practices and interesting industry updates that we’ve come across.
Here at PRISYM ID, we have recently conducted a survey of international medical device manufacturers, to ascertain their understanding of EU MDR, and the implications of the new regulation on label lifecycle management.
Images are increasingly used in as an integral part of label design to communicate critical information. Their use, therefore, should be bound by the same governance and audit processes as the rest of the label itself.
I recently took part and chaired an interactive session where executives and other medical device industry specialists came together to discuss challenges in a range of areas of labeling development, data and compliance.
The idea of color printing labels on demand has been thrown around the medical device and pharmaceutical market for many years but in reality, most organizations rely on the traditional two-stage color label printing process they know – batch print and over print. But here lays the problem, huge amounts of label stock on the shelf can be costly and quite often wasted.
The clinical trial market is not only global, today it touches more markets than ever before. Increasingly, a key component of this is the need to comply with variable local language labeling requirements, not least in the safe distribution of medicines for clinical trials. With the global map for clinical studies now extensive, information to support the safe and effectual use of trial medicines must be coherent and understandable to the patients receiving them.
The importance of labeling in clinical trials gets very little exposure. However, as the global war for patients intensifies in an increasingly competitive trial market, and with subject attrition rates commonly shown to be between 15-20%, pharmaceutical companies are slowly discovering that the packaging of their products can be a key determinant of patient retention.
During our recent webinar ‘Future proofing your Clinical Supply Chain’, co-presented by myself and Jason James, Senior Manager, Labelling & Innovation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, we discussed some of the drivers for change in Clinical Research today as well as the impact of these changes on clinical trial supply chain, particularly packaging and labeling operations.
Last week (29th & 30th September), over 40 speakers from across the medical device industry came together to discuss the latest trends, issues and best practices in optimizing medical technology labeling and packaging.