The track and trace software system which will be implemented for pharma seriziliation in Russia is following the GS1 standard. In this respect, this application is similar to the pharmaceutical track and trace software systems determined by other authorities in the world. However, Markirovka keeps a special code for the pharma serialization that will be used on products in Russia.
Some of the technological challenges that have been met in the long Russain Crypto code are the following.
- The challenges in providing code quality with conventional printing method.
- Spending extra (excessive )time to decode the codes and measure its quality.
- Needing a costly and high resolution camera for pharma serialization and aggregation
By adding 44 numeric digits option, some of the technological challenges for pharma serialization which we mentioned above have been eliminated. Currently, there are two definitions called long verification code and short verification. The crypto code is being provided to the pharmaceutical manufacturers by OMS and it is supposed to be used within 180 days. This is an important issue that should be emphasised, because, an amount of money needs to be paid for each of the crypto codes. The average cost of the 10000 code is 70 €.
The data in the DataMatrix code that is in compliance with GS1 standards, which is preferred for Markirovka in Russia is as follows.
Pharma serialization which is compliant with Markirovka can be implemented through a TIJ and cost-effective camera in case 44-digit Russian crypto code is used and optional spaces are not filled in 2D code. The whole Markirovka process is able to be defined through a cost-effective camera selection within the aggregation.