The Arvato Corporate Serialization Database (Arvato CSDB) connects all elements of serialization. Starting with the serial number - this is printed as a data matrix code on the packaging of the medication. The code also contains a product code, the expiration date, and the designation of the production batch. Based on the national pharmaceutical product number, the product code is generated into the NTIN (National Trade Item Number) or GTIN (Global Trade Item Number). The article number is decisive for the trade of pharmaceuticals. The numbers produced by the database are unique and ensure complete drug serialization.
With the help of Arvato CSDB, all steps of drug serialization can be linked, and interfaces to suppliers, production sites and lines, and verification systems can be created. Thanks to end-to-end verification systems used throughout the EU, flawless and safe dispensing of medicines can be guaranteed.