Barcodes on medicines
Monday, 7 February 2022 16:36:04 Europe/Berlin
In February 2019, the European Directive 2011/62/EU entered into force, establishing a single Community code to prevent the falsification of medicines. The entire chain involved in the production and sale of medicines, from laboratories to pharmacies, must take this into account so that they reach citizens.
All those involved had to adapt their computer system to the new data registration regulations. To do this, they use the Datamatrix codes, which replaces the traditional drug barcode, in addition to the seal that verifies that the container has not been manipulated.
Information collected by the Datamatrix
The Datamatrix is a two-dimensional square-shaped code that is capable of storing up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters. Their biggest advantage is that, thanks to their redundant information system and error correction, they are readable with up to 30% of their surface damaged. In addition, there does not need to be a high contrast for reading.
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