Partnership to help firms meet pharma laws in Brazil


Videojet Brazil will install and support the Systech SPT product tracking system in the region

Encoding and marking specialist Videojet is working with software specialist Systech to help firms meet emerging regulations by introducing track and trace systems to the Brazilian market.

Last year Brazil passed a law requiring companies to track the manufacture and consumption of medicines using data capture, storage and electronic transmission technology. In order to help them comply with these regulations, Videojet and Systech have agreed a partnership to introduce Systech’s Serialised Product Tracking (SPT) system in Brazil.

Systech SPT serialises products at item, case, and pallet levels. Information from these items on the packaging line is communicated to the government-managed repository, thereby maintaining the data integrity necessary to meet Brazil's track and trace legislation.

‘The combination of Systech's software and Videojet's local support will help meet our customers' immediate serialisation initiatives,’ said Joe Ringwood, COO of Systech International.

Videojet Brazil was a key supplier in the pilot to determine the feasibility of complying with the regulations conducted by ETCO, the Brazilian Institute for Ethics in Competition. It says its training and support in the region will significantly help pharmaceutical manufacturers implement Systech SPT.