Version 3 demonstrates the Tools ability to support the industry's latest serialization needs.
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Minneapolis, MN – June 10, 2019 – Since 2014 the Jennason Serialization Test Tool has been the leading automated testing solution for pharmaceutical serialization implementations. On its 5-year anniversary Jennason is releasing the latest version- introducing key new features which demonstrates the Tool’s ability to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of the industry. Enhancements in version 3 are highlighted by support for Russian serialization, enhanced barcode generation and introduction of a new vendor package for the QU4RTET™ open-source platform.
Russian Serialization Support- Russian serialization regulations go into effect in early 2020 and in response the pharmaceutical industry is currently undertaking initiatives to ensure new and existing serialization systems can meet the complex requirements. Russian serialization introduces the concept of crypto fields which add an extra layer of security to the printed barcodes. The Serialization Test Tool’s UID Import feature has been enhanced to accept crypto key and code fields corresponding to each imported SGTIN. Additionally, the tool’s barcode generation feature has been enhanced to encode the crypto fields in the 2D Data matrix barcodes. With these key enhancement’s companies can now simulate the commissioning, aggregation, shipping, receiving and destruction of Russian products. Moreover, the matching 2D barcodes with crypto fields can be used to test serialization edge, warehouse and other scanning solutions.
Enhanced Barcode Generation- In addition to the enhancements for Russian, the latest version further enhances barcode generation to support all major market regulations including US DSCSA and EU FMD. For EU FMD, the Tool can include National Health Reimbursement Numbers (NHRNs) in the 2D data matrix barcodes as required by certain EU markets. The barcode generation feature of the Serialization Test Tool allows customers to holistically perform end-to-end tests of packaging site, enterprise and warehouse/distribution serialization solutions.
QU4RTET™ Vendor Package- In response to the rapid adoption of the open-source QU4RTET™ level 4 serialization platform a supporting vendor package has been added to the Tool. The QU4RTET™ vendor package enables import of serial numbers allocated by QU4RTET’s serial generation APIs. EPCIS integration is provided through QU4RTET’s™ support of standard EPCIS REST interfaces. The Serialization Test Tool joins the growing list of enhancements and add-on packages developed for the industry’s only open-source serialization platform.
“While these new features reflect the current trends in ongoing serialization implementations, some of the original features of the Tool, such as the ability to simulate aggregation and distribution operations, are also in the spotlight as many companies are just now addressing these challenges. Additionally, as activities ramp up at 3PLs, wholesalers and even pharmacies the Tool is being leveraged to simulate and test downstream activities.”, said Scott Pugh, Principal at Jennason.
“Most importantly, even as we continue to add features we maintain our commitment to ensuring the Test Tool is commercially feasible for all segments of the industry, often at a fraction of the cost of other vendor’s testing services.”, added Pugh.
Additional information about the Serialization Test Tool can be found at www.jennason.com. For pricing information or to request a demo please contact Jennason at nextstepsjennason.com.
About Jennason: Jennason LLC, founded in 2013, provides consulting services and solutions focused on product serialization and traceability. Companies rely on Jennason to provide experienced-based support from initial serialization education to full scale solution implementation. For more information please visit www.jennason.com.
About the Jennason Serialization Test Tool: The Jennason Serialization Test Tool is the first and only commercial test automation solution specifically designed for enterprise serialization system implementations. The Test Tool helps implementation teams generate serialization test data, execute functional, technical and performance tests and maintain historical test results and reports. For more information please visit www.jennason.com/solutions.
Scott Pugh, Principal