Multiple languages compound pharma packaging
Posted by John Kalkowski -- Packaging Digest, 5/10/2012 10:40:18 AM
Research conducted at the 2nd Annual Pharma Packaging and Labelling Compliance Conference in Rome showed that one of the major packaging issues faced by pharmaceutical companies is complying with different regulations for different countries. This is compounded by the need to use text in different languages, which 56% of respondents felt was the most critical element in the packaging and labelling process.
The research, completed by Kallik, Global Vision and AMD Electronic, also highlighted issues faced in the artwork management process, for example: ‘too many approval cycles before final sign-off' - 41% of respondents cited this as an issue, while 38% said that tracking and controlling different versions of approved or rejected artwork was their major issue.
The feedback regarding artwork management solutions was very positive, with almost 70% of respondents stating that an automated artwork management system would provide a fast and easy way to manage change requests from different markets. Neil Gleghorn, CEO of Kallik, a specialist supplier of fully automated artwork management solutions said: "The management of labelling and packaging in multi languages is inherently complex, but the introduction of a fully automated artwork management solution enables effective organisation of phrases and translations to dramatically improve efficiency and aid compliance. This drive to increase automation is clear as there is a need for greater agility when making changes to artwork to meet different regulatory requirements."
Kallik's AMS360 Automated Artwork Management Solution empowers authorised Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance personnel to make changes directly into print-ready artwork across all types of labelling and marketing collateral in a matter of seconds. This end-to-end enterprise solution is designed to manage the entire labelling and packaging artwork process. AMS360 also enables reviewers to annotate comments online to speed up approval procedures. It automatically creates a full archive of all approved artworks whilst presenting an audit trail of the entire artwork management process, so that different versions can be easily tracked globally and compliance can be proved.
For more information, visit www.kallik.com
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