Antares Vision (antaresvision.com), a provider of serialization-based track and trace solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, held an open house on October 18 celebrating the 10th anniversary of its North American operation. To an audience of more than 100 guests representing pharma companies of all sizes, leaders of Antares Vision and the event’s co-sponsors highlighted the key role Antares has played in the North American pharmaceutical serialization landscape.
Comprising both hardware and software, Antares Vision’s solutions stem from strong relationships with best-in-class technology vendors, including enterprise application suppliers; packaging OEMs; manufacturers of cameras, printers and labelers; and software and communication providers. With more serialization systems installed worldwide than all major competitors combined, Antares Vision has installed solutions on over 1,300 production lines in more than 200 plants around the world.
At the open house, Antares Vision and various partners – including Cognex, Domino, ESS Technologies, MG America, WLS – presented live demos exhibiting a range of products and technologies. A variety of Antares Vision solutions were on display, with special focus placed on the Antares Tracking System platform – a completely modular software suite covering serialization Levels 1 through 4 that handles track & trace from production line through enterprise ecosystem.
This is increasingly crucial given the looming DSCSA deadline for unit-level serialization, as the platform is able to seamlessly manage data storage and exchanges connecting production plants, CMOs, 3PLs and government authorities. The company also offers the Antares Vision Quick Compliance Program, which draws upon a large lineup of pre-configured modules to enable serialization compliance within 10 weeks from project start.
Massimo Bonardi, co-founder of Antares Vision, discussed the company’s history, including its emergence as a leader in visual inspection technology. Along the way, he noted, the company developed numerous commercial applications for a wide variety of markets.
The celebration also commemorated recent award recognitions and grant allowances, as well as its inclusion in the London Stock Exchange’s listing of 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe 2016. Also acknowledged was the recent relocation of the company’s North American headquarters to Moorestown, NJ – which offers about three times as much floor space as the previous facility – as well as the commissioning of its 1000th serialization line in 2016.
“Antares Vision has continuously evolved to meet the increasingly demanding and complex serialization regulations mandated throughout the world, thanks to the intelligence and commitment of our multi-disciplinary experts,” said Andrew Pietrangelo Antares Vision North America president. ”In the U.S., we have an exemplary workforce to design, commission and service all Antares Vision serialization platforms and inspection machines.”