Barcode Verification and Decommissioning of Prescription Medication
An industry leader in supply chain traceability solutions, and serving pharmaceutical customers for nearly 30 years, used DFI’s KSM150P touch panel computer to create a high-performance barcode verification system that can capture up to 2,000 products per hour. They ensure that healthcare institutions, hospitals, wholesalers, distributors, and pharmacies adopt this station to comply with the EU's Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).
Industry: Hospital, Pharmacy
Application: Barcode Verification and Decommissioning of Prescription Medication
The EU passed the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) in 2011 and officially implemented it on February 9, 2019. To prevent the flow of counterfeit medications, the prescription boxes sold in the EU market after February 9, 2019, must have a 2-D barcode and an anti-tampering device. Pharmacies, online sellers, and hospitals are responsible for identifying the authenticity of the drugs before they are sold to patients to ensure the safety of drugs sold in the EU.
This manufacturer's machine vision system is an automatic inspection system that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and imaging technology ( i.e., a camera or scanner) to perform 100% inspection on labels and packaging. With more than 30 years of experience in developing and deploying automated vision systems, along with a significant and continuous investment in research and development every year, they have created a medicine verification system (NMVS, National Medicines Verification System) with a recognition speed of 30 milliseconds combined with dual optical scanners (Bioptic). Theoretically, 2,000 products can be identified in one hour, providing unparalleled visibility of pharmacy operations, enabling employees to focus on real work matters, providing the highest quality patient care, and helping hospitals and retail pharmacies make use of the collected data more efficiently.