The Pharmaceutical industry is experiencing major transformations. Regulations around the world are being put in place to avoid counterfeiting, which imply serialization at different packaging levels.
However, this transformation is not an easy task and Contract Manufacturers (CMOs) around the world need to adapt quickly to their clients’ demands and compliance. CMOs’ particular context in which they manage different clients with different products and hence different information systems, adds complexity to this urgent situation.
Understanding CMOs current situation, Optel Vision and Healthcare Packaging prepared a series of webinars to provide CMOs with a strong framework for a successful serialization implementation.
This first live panel webinar will bring together industry expert Jim Chrzan, Chief Technology Officer Jean Pierre Allard from Optel Vision and Sr Director Global Engineering and Technology Chris Howell from Patheon to address major challenges and best practices in serialization implementation in the packaging line.
Jean-Pierre Allard, Chief Technology Officer at Optel Vision
Mr. Jean-Pierre Allard, Optel Vision, Global Serialization Program Manager, has 15 years of experience in the vision industry. Mr. Allard began his career in Spectrometer Design and R&D project management. Mr. Allard is following countries regulations and standards and is working on the design and road map for vision and software solutions to address the serialization needs for numerous countries and products. Working closely with various global implementation projects as an active member in GS1 US Healthcare, Mr. Allard is recognized as one of the serialization subject matter experts.
Christopher Howell, Sr Director, Global Engineering and Technology at Patheon
Mr. Christopher Howell holds different degrees in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Project Management. Over his 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, he has worked in Commercial and Development areas performing technical and operational roles including Packaging Management and Development Site Director in Cincinnati. He currently occupies a position of Sr Director in Global Engineering team in which he serves as Global Serialization Program Manager.
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