Dublin, Ireland, September, 2011.
It has been well documented that the costs associated with pharmaceutical packaging can represent up to 70% of the cost of the finished product. In addition industry experts estimate that between 35 to 40 percent of all pharmaceutical product recalls are attributed to packaging and labeling errors and omissions. In fact, a recent report by AMR Research revealed that in a six-month period last year, the Food and Drug Administration statistics include 455 product recall notices, 51 percent of which were because of mislabeling, and 13 percent were because of faulty packaging.
In terms of artwork and packaging, expanding global markets mean pharmaceutical companies need to deal with localization issues such as language, cultural and regulatory requirements. The scramble for entry into the pharmerging markets, a phrase coined by market intelligence organisation IMS Health to describe emerging pharmaceutical markets, has also offered up some unique challenges.
Right First Time artwork and packaging can be crucial to entry into a new market or indeed the overall commercial success of a drug. Using the Perigord Group’s Artwork services and technology, GLAMS or Global Artwork Management System, companies can effectively manage and connect all stakeholders in the process including regulatory, marketing, affiliates, multiple artwork centers (both internal and external), approvers, procurement and print vendors.
GLAMS is a web-based Artwork Management System that was developed to manage and streamline the artwork process from concept through to printing. It places total control over artwork in the customer’s hands, enabling better management of costs and accelerating the customer’s time to market.
What’s more, GLAMS creates a central online storage area that accepts all files using recognized industry standards, to provide a single point of proof. GLAMS allows all involved parties to participate directly in the print production process to generate artwork in a unified tracking and management flow. GLAMS integrates with all aspects of the artwork life cycle according to and in compliance with relevant industry standards and the customer’s specific needs.
Autumn ReleasesPerigord are set to unveil the latest features of GLAMS this autumn at events in London and Munich.
• Pharma Packaging and Labelling Europe 2011, 19th & 20th Sept, Munich, Germany.
• Pharma Labelling, 19-20th Oct, Covent Garden, London.
• Pharmaceutical Packaging and Labelling event, 2-3rd Nov, London.
Commenting on the new releases, Alan Leamy, Perigord Group, Chief Executive Officer said, “We’re looking forward to showcasing some exciting new features of GLAMS. Unlike other products in the market, our system has been validated and we believe this makes it a unique and best in class solution.
Perigord’s flagship software product GLAMS (Global Artwork Management Software) is a web-based Life Science Artwork Management Solution, developed and designed to control and manage artwork through the artwork lifecycle. Connecting all stakeholders in the process, GLAMS has been developed to GAMP 5 standards, is fully validatable and allows 24/7 global access.
Perigord are specialists in the provision of artwork and labelling outsource services and management solutions to the Life Science Industries globally. Perigord’s unique combination of offerings and technical expertise, coupled with our ability to continually deliver Right First Time artwork, offers the Life Science Industries the perfect solution for outsourced artwork production.