n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - The future of pharma packaging - inspection, coding & marking

Volume 46 Number 2
  • ISSN : 0257-2028


With serialisation, each product or component is assigned a unique serial number or code, making it possible to trace items as they move through the supply chain to the end user. These unique identifiers are printed using coding or marking equipment. The ability to track and trace each product and component throughout the supply chain – from origin to expiration – makes it more difficult for counterfeiters to infiltrate the chain and pass off their products as authentic.

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