Trevor Nichols

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Trevor Joined Domino in 1991 as Service Engineer, later rising to the position of Senior Service Engineer. He then moved into the commercial side of Domino as a Sales Executive. After four years as an Area Account Manager, Trevor was promoted to Laser Business Development Manager in 1993 and since then has held various Business Development Management roles, including UK Life Sciences Sector Manager, within Domino UK. He is currently the UK Product & Project Manager bringing a wealth of knowledge around the technical, commercial and practical deployment of coding and marking technology.

Articles from Trevor Nichols

The Changing Face of Pharmaceutical Packaging

$80 billion. That’s how much the global pharmaceutical industry is predicted to be worth by 2020. And it’s no surprise. Packaging has a crucial role in pharma and must adhere to strict standards and regulations. Few other consumables are as potentially harmful.

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How Domino’s Pharma Laser gets you ready for item-level serialisation

The pharmaceuticals industry faces tough legislation at every turn. And so it should: the perils of making mistakes in medicine are self-explanatory.Wrong ingredients, incorrect dosage or consumption of a different product altogether, can lead to all manner of unwanted repercussions: litigation, crushed reputation, even fatalities. It’s why item-level serialisation of medicinal produce - including pharmaceutical cartons - has been formally adopted as EU law. But how do you conquer the coding challenges?

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8 trends to watch in pharmaceutical packaging

Pharmaceutical packaging is a lucrative market - predicted to reach a global value of $80 billion by 2020. In part that growth is due to aging populations in the developed world as well as better access to pharmaceuticals in the developing world. Yet industry challenges such as child-resistant packaging, CSR, counterfeits and prescription compliance are changing the way pharma manufacturers approach packaging. Here are the trends to watch out for.

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GS1 standards in the pharma industry

The legislative move to item-level serialisation is a massive operational shake-up in the pharmaceutical industry. As the sector squares up to the challenge, EFPIA have advocated the use of GS1 standards as a framework to track medications through the supply chain. Here’s what it means for your coding processes.

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What’s the best technology for adding unique codes to pharmaceutical packaging?

If you haven’t already, now is the time to begin planning for item-level serialisation in the pharmaceutical industry. Soon you will be legally obliged to make sure every packet or bottle of prescribed medication carries the correct coding information. Here’s how thermal inkjet printers can help.

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A complete guide to item-level serialisation in the pharma industry

The biggest legislative change in the history of the pharmaceutical industry has been given the green light by the European Commission. Here’s everything you need to know about preparing for the move to item-level serialisation.

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UDI in the NHS: what suppliers should know

From pharmaceuticals to surgical equipment, every product being used in the NHS should have a unique device identification (UDI) number. As a supplier, the time to get your coding standards in check is now.

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Print and apply labelling in the pharmaceutical industry

The pharmaceutical industry is facing one of its biggest challenges. The legislative move to item-level serialisation is looming. There’s no doubt that print and apply labelling systems have come a long way in the last twenty years, but can manufacturers trust them for their sternest operational challenge yet?

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How do you stop falsified products entering global supply chains?

We are living in a world of global supply chains. And when everything from your body wash to your burgers could have come from the other side of the world, product traceability is vital. So how is it done? And how do you try to stop the widespread and dangerous problem of falsified products?

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