Certain specifications have to be taken into account when using a PZN and its machine readable Code 39 for marking a product.
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.
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.
The IFA provides its customers with all the necessary elements for clear and standardized marking of shipping units.
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.
With the licence-free Pharmacy Product Number (PPN) any national product number is trans- formed into a globally unique product number.
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.
Generating UDI data elements for medical devices can be done by using IFA’s coding system.