Two leaders in packaging and serialization technology enter into agreement.
Systech’s Unisolve serialization software integrates with major brands of printers and packaging equipment for accelerated implementation and improved time-to-production.
Labeling Systems is a brand of ID Technology, and a leading single-source provider of labeling, coding and marking equipment, service and supplies. Both Systech and LSI’s products are used by a large number of pharmaceutical companies, contract manufacturers and contract packagers.
This announcement marks Systech’s launch of its UniSolve Platform and Partner Ecosystem, creating a multi-vendor network of the industry’s best packaging OEMs providing pre-packaged UniSolve serialization solutions to the market.
“Systech is the global leader in serialization, track-and-trace, authentication and customer engagement,” said Jack Roe, vice president and general manager of LSI. “Systech provides a serialization solution from level 1 to level 5. A large number of our customers have integrated Systech’s software onto our labeling systems with great success, so it made perfect sense to meet that growing demand by offering a fully integrated solution.”
Systech’s highly configurable line of serialization software allows drug manufacturers and packagers to maintain compliance with changing global regulations in a cost-effective and minimally disruptive manner, reducing production downtime.
With the FDA planning new implementation requirements for DSCSA stakeholders, manufacturers and packagers are required to implement unit-level traceability now, while still planning their migration-to-aggregation capability as the next phase of regulations become effective.
Systech’s configurable, software-based solutions provide flexibility to meet current and future regulatory requirements as well as changing business needs. Further, UniSolve is continuously kept current with changing global regulatory requirements under its maintenance and support program.
“We continue to work closely with our partners to develop innovative serialization and track and trace solutions that meet our customer’s needs,” notes Lou Arace, COO for Systech. “CMOs and CPOs fill an expanding role in the supply of drugs in most global markets as pharma and CPG companies outsource the manufacture and packaging steps of an increasing percentage of their product portfolio.”
These middle-market CMO/CPOs that offer packaging services to drug manufacturers must develop and follow a program of adding multiple serialization-related capabilities to all of their pharma and biologic packaging lines within the next 18 months or risk losing their business to competitors who already have. Drug manufacturers will move their business to vendors that are compliant.
Systech’s product suite is very attractive to any size manufacturer because it is designed to work with a wide array of packaging and labeling equipment. Arace notes that these customers are looking for a more streamlined delivery process and working with LSI is a strategic step in meeting this critical, time-sensitive need.
“Our experience with LSI on a variety of prior projects made the integration and design effort quick and simple. Our combined products offered as a single turnkey solution reduces implementation costs and compresses deployment times for our customers, specifically in the resource constrained mid-market,” noted Arace.
In addition to big pharma, leading players in crop sciences, animal health, contract packaging and food and beverage industries use Systech’s and LSI’s technologies.