Reliable counterfeiting protection
Schreiner MediPharm presents digital and analog pharma-security solutions


BitSecure copy detection pattern is a printed digital security feature (photo: Schreiner Group)
BitSecure copy detection pattern is a printed digital security feature (photo: Schreiner Group)

The countdown is on: On 9 February 2019, EU Directive 2011/62/EU will come into effect. It aims at stopping illegal trade in falsified medicines. From then onwards, pharmaceutical manufacturers have to provide secondary packaging of all medicines placed on the market with an individual serial number as well as an anti-tampering device to ensure the integrity of the medicinal packaging: a challenge that should not be underestimated and demands customised and efficient solutions. At Pharmapack in Paris on 7 and 8 February 2018, Schreiner MediPharm will present its extensive portfolio of innovative analog and digital security solutions for reliable counterfeiting and tampering protection. The highlight of the product lineup will be the BitSecure copy detection pattern which enables easy, digital authentication of pharmaceutical packaging using a smartphone app.

BitSecure copy detection pattern by the Competence Center Schreiner ProSecure is a printed digital security feature based on a high-resolution, cloud-like random pattern. In an attempt to copy the BitSecure pattern, which has a size of only a few square millimetres, the printed image will suffer a loss in precision and optical details. These differences can be reliably detected by means of a smartphone app or a handheld reader.

At Pharmapack 2018, Schreiner MediPharm will present a new app for BitSecure authentication with selected smartphones as well as the latest generation of handheld readers. As a result, authentication can then be performed easier and more reliably. Improvements include user-friendliness and an enhanced app back-end: The user interface of the app is intuitive and the analysis algorithms have systematically been further developed.