Laser-Marked Smart Containers

Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-05-02-2020, Volume 44, Issue 5
Pages: 12

Smart Containers from SCHOTT work to improve reject management and line clearance via a unique identifier to create traceability throughout the manufacturing process.

Smart Containers from SCHOTT work to improve reject management and line clearance via a unique identifier to create traceability throughout the manufacturing process. Each vial is laser-marked with a 1 x 1 mm data matrix code on the bottom, eliminating the need to turn the container or install multiple cameras. The code stays active throughout the entire fill/finish process including washing, autoclaving, and depyrogenation up to a temperature of 600 °C and resists abrasion and particle contamination.

The containers also reduce the risk of mix-up, optimize lyophilization processes, and support container-based targeted recalls. SCHOTT recommends linking the code to the container early on in the manufacturing process for the best results.

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