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  • Traceability enables validation of vaccines to prevent counterfeits The government of India is facing one of the most significant challenges in history. It has to undertake a vaccination drive which encompasses an unprecedented rapid mass development, distribution, and administration of Covid-19 vaccines. This has made it imperative that there are some guidelines for the healthcare supply chain to enable fast, efficient, and safe distribution of coronavirus vaccines. Financial Express 02 June 2021
  • Need of securing the vaccine distribution and administration chain The ongoing pandemic has brought forward important collaborations among pharmaceutical companies, government organizations, healthcare institutions, and NGOs of different countries. Companies are accelerating their efforts to produce an effective vaccine and are also sharing real-time data on scientific knowledge, clinical trials, efficacy, and deliberative process. It would need vaccines from multiple sources to curb the worldwide demand, and with mass production and administration of vaccines, countries need to adapt for safe procurement, accommodation, and usage of vaccines. ET HealthWorld ET CIO 01 June 2021
  • What is EUDAMED and Basic UDI-DI? UDI stands for Unique Device Identification. The labels of medical devices contain a UDI that can be found and read by both people and machines. The UDI contains both numbers and letters in a prescribed sequence. This includes the Device Identifier identifying the product and company, and the Production Identifier. The unique device identification system ensures common standards for medical devices globally. Both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, and the European Union (EU EUDAMED) have established requirements for the UDI systems they have created. MedTech Dive 17 May 2021
  • GS1 India achieves ISO 27001 certificate GS1 India, the global supply chain standards organisation, has announced that it has achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification, the most widely recognised international standard outlining best practices for information security management systems. Express Computer BISinfotech CRN India 14 May 2021
  • Consumers and regulators want real-time product updates and “beyond the label” data such as product origin and ingredients Each product needs to be represented accurately and consistently in potentially thousands of different places online. Today's consumers expect to seamlessly research, purchase and interact with the products they want to buy, no matter where they shop. Manufacturing Today 06 May 2021
  • Enabling track and trace through GS1 2D barcode on pharma packaging Pharma companies across the world are in various phases of implementing and executing track and trace strategies. In India too, as it continues along the learning curve, the pharma sector is realising that it is strategic business sense to make traceability the cornerstone of sustainable future growth. Express Pharma 04 May 2021
  • GS1 celebrates 50 years of digitalisation in commerce On March 31, 1971, leaders from the biggest names in commerce came together and transformed the global economy forever by developing the Global Trade Item Number (known as the GTIN). This numerical code uniquely identifies every single product and is the core of the barcode, the most important supply chain standard in history. Today, the barcode is scanned over six billion times every day and remains one of the most trusted symbols in the world. Express Computer CRN India 19 April 2021
  • GS1 Elevates S Swaminathan As CEO For Indian Ops Global supply chain standard organisation GS1 on Monday announced elevation of S Swaminathan as Chief Executive Officer for its Indian operations. Swaminathan, who was the Chief Operating Officer of GS1 India before, will now lead the firm and focus on embracing emerging technologies and building digital capabilities. Business World Express Pharma Outlook India 12 April 2021
  • COVID-19 event - 2nd GS1 Executive Dialogue on 18 March Following the success of the first international GS1 Executive Dialogue, the second edition is happening on 18 March at 11pm AEST (other times below) and features top contributors from Ireland, Turkey and New Zealand. PRWire 15 March 2021
  • Google On The Importance Of GTINs For Products In Search Google posted a Friday blog post named "providing better product information for shoppers." The blog post mentioned GTINs over 20 times, how is that for keyword density? GTINs, if you are not aware, is one of the more popular product identification numbers, it stands for Global Trade Item Number. Search Engine Roundtable 03 March 2021
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