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Cognex Corp.

FDA Compliance

Product News: Cognex Offers Ready-to-Deploy Pharmaceutical Track & Trace Solution

Published: Friday, March 26, 2010 - 08:02

(Cognex Corp.:Natick, MA) -- Cognex Corp. recently announced In-Sight Track & Trace, an add-on software package for Cognex In-Sight vision systems. In-Sight Track & Trace delivers a ready-to-deploy data capture and verification solution designed to help pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers achieve unit-level product traceability. In-Sight Track & Trace combines powerful Cognex code reading and verification software with a preconfigured job file and HMI interface that reduces setup time and makes it easy to exchange data with third-party systems as needed for a full serialization solution.    

“Track and trace solutions are becoming a high priority throughout the health care industry as a means of preventing counterfeit products from entering the supply chain, and for keeping authentic products from being diverted to unauthorized distribution channels and uses,” says Bhaskar Banerjee, business unit  manager for Vision Systems at Cognex. “In-Sight Track & Trace provides the industry’s most reliable code reading and verification performance, and because it can be combined with a variety of third-party products, users have the flexibility to customize and scale their serialization solutions to best suit their budgets and needs.”

In-Sight Track & Trace is GS1 and FDA 21 CFR Part 11-ready, and can be used with multiple networked In-Sight vision systems to: 

  • Read 2D and 1D barcodes, including Data Matrix, GS1-128, GS1 DataBar and Pharmacode
  • Verify correct ID code contents, including compliance with the GS1 health care data standard
  • Grade Data Matrix codes during production to detect changes in print quality
  • Verify the accuracy of printed text
  • Detect label misalignment and skew

Technical controls needed for FDA 21 CFR Part 11 validation are also provided, including secure user authentication and automatic audit trail generation.

In-Sight Track & Trace is easy to configure and operate using a simple touch screen interface. Developers can integrate the Track & Trace interface into a PC-based HMI or custom application using the included Cognex HMI Display Control for .NET. For a ready-to-deploy solution, In-Sight Track & Trace can also be controlled using the Cognex VisionView 700 Operator Interface panel or VisionView PC software.

Compact, all-in-one In-Sight vision systems are typically easier to integrate, maintain and validate for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance than PC-based vision systems, and are available in dozens of models to deliver the performance needed to meet the requirements of any application or packaging line.

To view a software demo and download a product data sheet on In-Sight Track & Trace visit www.cognex.com/traceability.



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Cognex Corp.

Cognex Corp. develops, manufactures, and markets vision systems, vision software, vision sensors, and surface inspection systems used in manufacturing automation. Cognex is also a leader in industrial ID readers. Cognex vision helps companies improve product quality, eliminate production errors, lower manufacturing costs, and exceed consumer expectations for high quality products at an affordable price. Founded in 1981, Cognex is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, with regional office and distributors throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.