Kailash Kumar. A, P. Lalasa, H.V.Raghunandan and N. Vishal Gupta
Posters: Pharmaceut Reg Affairs
The packaging material design is an important milestone in Pharmaceutical companies. The pharmaceutical industry invests heavily on packaging every year. Artwork Management plays a critical role in the packaging process. The process involves designing layouts, form fillings, approvals etc. Currently, all these tasks run through a manual process which leads to defects and delays. This results in huge monetary losses. Product recall is one such major outcome of errors in printed packaging. The cost of replacing the affected products and handling the associated litigation runs in millions. A lot of Pharmaceutical products manufactured in India are exported to different countries. All these countries have their own packaging specifications and requirements. The manual process cannot keep up with such variations. Irregularities in the package workflow cause hindrance in the validation process. These validations are based on compliance standards set by government. Human errors and insufficient product data also impacts negatively in the packaging process. The above stated issues can cause serious hindrances for the growth of Pharmaceutical Companies. To manage these challenges, an automated artwork process must be incorporated by them. The automated artwork process proves to be efficient and beneficial to the industry in many ways. The application aims at automating the entire process of packaging from design to print. It shrinks the tedious and lengthy artwork procedure and provides accurate data by eliminating defects. It reduces the time-gap in artwork generation. With electronic form fillings, global online approvals and version controls, the application makes the process faster and better.
Kailash Kumar. A is a student of JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India. He has completed his B.Pharm from JSS College of Pharmacy under RGUHS, Bangalore, Karnataka, India during 2007-2011. Presently he is pursuing M.Pharm in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance in the same college. His areas of interest are Quality Management Systems, GMP, Drug Regulatory affairs etc.