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Pharmaceutical Packaging Inspection

Automated quality control for error-free pharmaceutical packaging

Verify labels and other packaging components for complete accuracy with GlobalVision’s quality inspection platform for pharmaceutical and life science companies.

GlobalVision will help achieve:

bullet checkmarkFewer and Faster Revisions
bullet checkmarkFaster Approvals
bullet checkmarkFaster Time-to-Market
bullet checkmarkRegulatory Compliance
bullet checkmarkReduced Risk of Print Errors
bullet checkmarkReduced Risk of Recalls

Pharmaceutical Packaging Inspection

Automated quality control for error-free pharmaceutical packaging

Verify labels and other packaging components for complete accuracy with GlobalVision’s quality inspection platform for pharmaceutical and life science companies.

GlobalVision will help achieve:

bullet checkmarkFewer and Faster Revisions
bullet checkmarkFaster Approvals
bullet checkmarkFaster Time-to-Market
bullet checkmarkRegulatory Compliance
bullet checkmarkReduced Risk of Print Errors
bullet checkmarkReduced Risk of Recalls

Pharmaceutical Packaging Inspection

Automated quality control for error-free pharmaceutical packaging

Verify labels and other packaging components for complete accuracy with GlobalVision’s quality inspection platform for pharmaceutical and life science companies.

GlobalVision will help achieve:

bullet checkmarkFewer and Faster Revisions
bullet checkmarkFaster Approvals
bullet checkmarkFaster Time-to-Market
bullet checkmarkRegulatory Compliance
bullet checkmarkReduced Risk of Print Errors
bullet checkmarkReduced Risk of Recalls

GlobalVision will help achieve:

bullet checkmarkFewer and Faster Revisions
bullet checkmarkFaster Approvals
bullet checkmarkFaster Time-to-Market
bullet checkmarkRegulatory Compliance
bullet checkmarkReduced Risk of Print Errors
bullet checkmarkReduced Risk of Recalls

Most Common Pharmaceutical Inspection Errors

  • Font differences in pharmaceutical content such as bold, italic, and underline.
  • Spelling errors in pharmaceutical and medical terms.
  • Unintended changes in pharmaceutical content such as dosages or ingredients.
  • Pharmaceutical artwork errors such as missing graphics, misregistration, broken text, color differences, and misplaced logos.
  • Incorrect Braille translation of key pharmaceutical content.
  • Barcode issues such as improper decodability and a failing barcode grade on pharmaceutical packaging.
  • Pharmaceutical artwork errors such as missing graphics, misregistration, broken text, color differences, and misplaced logos.
  • Incorrect Braille translation of key pharmaceutical content.
  • Barcode issues such as improper decodability and a failing barcode grade on pharmaceutical packaging.

How Can Pharmaceutical Inspection be Automated?

Automating inspections allows you to catch unintended differences between files as they move through the revision process.
Communicating your changes through annotated reports following each inspection.
Connecting inspection systems with your Asset Management Systems to streamline the file creation and revision process.
Ability to detect exactly what you’re looking for, increasing the speed of reviews and productivity while lowering costs.

Pharmaceutical Inspection Checklist

What is being checked when running a pharmaceutical inspection in GlobalVision?

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Ensures that the pharmaceutical-specific content is accurate and compliant as it moves through the regulatory process by inspecting text before submitting the final PDF.
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Inspect artwork and graphics to make sure no unintended changes are created during the design process.
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Verify inserts and labels while performing a check against different languages (GlobalVision can inspect up to 30 foreign languages).
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Inspect tables containing pharmaceutical information.
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Inspect key medical and pharmaceutical terms to ensure no spelling mistakes were made.
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Compare the printer’s proof to the original PDF in Incoming Quality Assurance before going to print.
Checkboxes next to a list of the various differences that can be detected by GlobalVision
Checkboxes next to a list of the various differences that can be detected by GlobalVision
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Ensures that the pharmaceutical-specific content is accurate and compliant as it moves through the regulatory process by inspecting text before submitting the final PDF.
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Inspect artwork and graphics to make sure no unintended changes are created during the design process.
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Verify inserts and labels while performing a check against different languages (GlobalVision can inspect up to 30 foreign languages).
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Inspect tables containing pharmaceutical information.
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Inspect key medical and pharmaceutical terms to ensure no spelling mistakes were made.
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Compare the printer’s proof to the original PDF in Incoming Quality Assurance before going to print.

Protect work from critical errors with fast and accurate pharmaceutical quality inspections

Detect all differences between files by automatically comparing pharmaceutical packaging files to approved content.
  • Reduce the risk of recalls caused by pharmaceutical packaging errors.
  • Compare approved pharmaceutical packaging to supplier proofs to detect any deviations that may have occurred during production.
  • Reduce the risk of recalls caused by pharmaceutical packaging errors.
  • Compare approved pharmaceutical packaging to supplier proofs to detect any deviations that may have occurred during production.
  • Ensure pharmaceutical packaging compliance in all markets where products are sold.
  • Manage pharmaceutical regulatory and localization requirements by easily proofreading foreign languages.

Get pharmaceutical products to market faster by reducing delays caused by manual proofreading

GlobalVision eliminates time-consuming and inaccurate manual checks – so you can get pharmaceutical products to market faster without compromising quality.
Regulatory & Legal Affairs
Copy & Artwork
Packaging & Labeling
Incoming Quality Assurance
  • Cut pharmaceutical packaging proofreading time in half by implementing digital inspections throughout the entire workflow.
  • Manage revision cycles by running complete pharmaceutical inspections at every touchpoint.
  • Accelerate pharmaceutical approvals by keeping track of version changes between departments.
  • Generate complete pharmaceutical inspection reports to easily communicate changes between departments, supplies and agencies.

Automated Quality Control for Every Stage of the Pharmaceutical Workflow

Run seamless inspections across your entire organization with GlobalVision’s inspection tools built for all departments.

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Localization

Graphics

Packaging

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Printing

Regulatory Affairs, Scientific Affairs, and R&D in Pharmaceutical

Add a GlobalVision Scanner System for Print Inspection

Keep files compliant with FDA guidelines as they move through regulatory departments.

Stop errors from being created as pharmaceutical content is transcribed from reference materials.

Automatically inspect text-heavy documents with character-to-character precision.

Ensure that the correct FDA information is formatted and applied to pharmaceutical labels and packaging.

Manage Localization by ensuring that content is accurate for use in foreign markets.

Get products to market faster by eliminating long delays caused by manual quality control.

Automatically compare text and spelling in over 30 languages.

Check final regulatory documents against approved content to make sure they’re consistent before moving to graphics.

Graphics, Artwork, and Marketing and Design in Pharma Packaging

Meet the standards of your pharmaceutical and life science clients by catching critical errors on pharmaceutical and medical content.

Meet FDA, CGMP, European Commission, and other Regulatory Bodies?

Improve your full edit with GlobalVision’s spelling verification module that includes a medical and customizable dictionary.

Verify that the internally improved version matches printed or live samples.

Packaging, Labeling and Product Development in Pharma Packaging

Compare prepress files to customer-approved PDFs before going to production. Maintain the integrity of your content by ensuring that no errors have been introduced during the file conversion process.

Compare print-ready step-and-repeat files to the approved artwork file.

Run side-by-side inspections to detect any deviations between files.

Prevent files from becoming distorted as they’re converted from artwork files to printing plates.

Easily navigate through layers and separations of your files to detect all differences.

Generate comprehensive inspection reports to review and navigate through all found differences.

Incoming Quality Assurance and Quality Assurance in Pharma Packaging and Production

Ensure that pharmaceutical packaging gets to market error free by implementing GlobalVision’s quality control platform which enables offline inspections by scanning physical samples and comparing them back to the original artwork file that was submitted to the supplier.

Digitally inspection production samples to catch all differences in text, graphics, barcode, spelling and color.

Prevent raw material loss, complaints, and recalls by making sure each printed packaging component hasn’t deviated from the approved artwork.

Protect end-users final printed packaging with pharmaceutical packaging that’s 100% accurate.

Print Pharma Packaging Materials

Eliminate project delays caused by manual proofreading inefficiencies.

Speed up time-to-market by helping your team keep track of version changes while ensuring that the right content was printed onto pharmaceutical packaging components.

Keep track of changing product lines by easily managing multiple production samples from various print suppliers.

Electronically sign-off on printed pharmaceutical packaging materials to accelerate approvals.

Save and share detailed inspection reports that facilitate communication between departments and suppliers.

Quality Inspections for the entire Pharmaceutical Workflow

Inspect Various Pharmaceutical Packaging Components:

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Compliance and Data Integrity

Meet compliance and data integrity requirements with inspection technology developed for the pharmaceutical industry.

> ISO 9001:2015 Certified:

ISO is implemented and maintained at all levels of the company to ensure that:

  • Noncomforties are rapidly detected and controlled
  • Designed and integrated products conform to specified requirements
  • Corrective and preventive measures are taken to avoid the recurrence of non-conformities

> 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant:

All Technical Controls for 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance are built into GlobalVision’s products.

  • Audit trail
  • Electronic signatures
  • Login management
  • User access controls
  • Admin controls

> Annex 11 Compliant:

Required for use in the EU, GlobalVision has all Technical Controls for Annex 11 compliance built into our products.

> CGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) Compliant:

Current Good Manufacturing Practices ensure that products are consistently designed, produced, and controlled according to quality standards. GlobalVision is strongly committed to following these standards and practices to ensure that our systems are built for use in regulated industries.

> GAMP 5 (Good Automated Manufacturing Process) Compliant:

GlobalVision is compliant with GAMP 5 guidelines by building systems that meet regulatory requirements and are fit for use in the pharmaceutical industry.

> Audit Trail Mode:

The audit trail is a complete record of all activities performed within the software which can be filtered by event type, user, and time period – allowing for full visibility and traceability of software usage.

“To prevent recalls and ensure good labeling quality that stays in compliance, you can’t handle it on your own. You need a tool like GlobalVision not only to be faster but to be safer too.”

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Caroline Sell
Regulatory Affairs Manager, MERZ

“GlobalVision has been great. I don’t know what I would do without it.”

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Raymond Sterner
Quality Specialist, Merck Animal Health

“If you look at a document long enough, you’re going to overlook something. So, in getting started with GlobalVision 20 years ago, we ensured the integrity of our product.”

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Wanda Patton
QA Document Control Manager, G&W Laboratories

“We can save over 15 minutes per batch when testing incoming samples with GlobalVision”

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Xu Danqing
Quality Control Specialist, Bristol-Myers Squibb Shanghai

FAQs

How does automated quality control help pharmaceutical companies prevent packaging recalls?

Automated quality control like GlobalVision helps pharmaceutical companies prevent recalls by instantly catching label and packaging errors before they hit the shelves. GlobalVision helps ensure pharmaceutical packaging compliance by easily proofreading labels and packaging components.
Learn more about how automation technology helps pharmaceutical companies prevent packaging errors.

What is automated packaging inspection?

Automated packaging inspection replaced manual proofreading to ensure the accuracy of labels and packaging. With automated packaging inspections, pharmaceutical companies can run digital quality inspections that get their products to market faster without compromising quality

How does GlobalVision’s automated quality control work?

GlobalVision’s inspection tools digitally compare two files to identify any differences between the two. With GlobalVision, you can verify digital and printed content against approved files for 100% accuracy.

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