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Serialization in the Production of Medicinal Products


Syntacoll Serializes Medication to Protect against Falsified Medicines


All over the world, more and more countries are launching initiatives and statutory regulations with the aim of preventing falsified medicine from entering the legal supply chain. These involve the verification of prescription drugs at the packaging level as well as making it detectable that they have not been tampered with.

Customer Benefits

Integration of the serialization solution into company processes
Low training requirements thanks to intuitive interface
Reliable connection to national verification systems
Arvato Systems experts handle project management
Continuous analysis of individual company processes
Background Situation

As a manufacturer of prescription pharmaceuticals, Syntacoll relies on an individually tailored IT solution for serialization. The software product must meet current and future international serialization requirements.


Syntacoll faced the following challenges in particular:

  • Central generation and management of serial numbers, including the required communication with the external partners involved
  • Scalability and expansion to further countries
  • Reliable connection to existing OCS lines
  • Integration of a serialization solution into the existing IT environment
  • Connecting the serialization solution to the existing GUS ERP system

The Arvato Corporate Serialization Database (Arvato CSDB for short) is set up to act as a link between the company’s ERP system, the systems that directly control production, and process-relevant external systems or organizations. It enables the management of production workflows with serialization and/or aggregation, including beyond company boundaries. Central communication with national verification systems and business partners is enabled via the Arvato CSDB gateway. 

About Syntacoll

Syntacoll specializes in the development and manufacturing of innovative collagen products for medical and pharmaceutical applications. One of its core technologies is tissue engineering: the development of rapid, long-lasting equivalents for healing acute and chronic wounds. The medical products are produced in the company’s own production facilities. In the development process, the company cooperates with German and international universities, medical centers, and institutes. Syntacoll is a subsidiary of Innocoll Pharmaceuticals (Ireland).

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Ekkehard Mittelstaedt
Expert for Digitization in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry