IFA Coding System

IFA GmbH provides necessary specifications for machine readable and automated processing of data elements needed for coding in commodities management and logistics.

Encoding of PZN in Code 39
Certain specifications have to be taken into account when using a PZN and its machine readable Code 39 for marking a product.
Data Matrix Code for Retail Pack
With the PPN code, commerce has all necessary information, such as PZN, expiration date, batch number and serial number in a compact, machine-readable Data Matrix Code.
Codes for transport logistics

The IFA provides its customers with all the necessary elements for clear and standardized marking of shipping units. more

From the PZN to the PPN

For verification in terms of the EU directives, a unique European product number is required. To meet this requirement, the Pharmacy Product Number (PPN) was created. more

Global use of the PPN

With the licence-free Pharmacy Product Number (PPN) any national product number is trans- formed into a globally unique product number. more

Counterfeiting Protection

The PPN code meets the required properties as set out in the EU Directive for a security feature to validate the authenticity (verification) of medicines. more

Unique Device Identification (UDI)
Generating UDI data elements for medical devices can be done by using IFA’s coding system. more
IFA Codingsystem
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