Domino brings FMD expertise to Ireland through joint conference with Codico


Domino is co-hosting its next event for pharmaceutical manufacturers with its distributor Codico in Maynooth, Ireland on 22 October

Following a series of successful Falsified Medicines Directive conferences held across Europe, Domino is co-hosting its next event for pharmaceutical manufacturers with its distributor Codico at Carton House in Maynooth, Ireland on 22 October.

Delegates will be able to learn about the requirements of the impending EU legislation - which seeks to protect all high risk prescription medicines - as well as gain practical advice on how best to overcome the hidden challenges of implementing serialisation schemes and also the potential benefits that item-level serialisation can bring to brands and consumers.

The conference will be led by pharmaceutical industry experts including Siobhian Duggan, business development director at GS1 Ireland, Feargal McGroaty, project manager at St James Hospital Dublin, Ian Haynes of 3C Integrity and previously Astra Zeneca, and Joan Cahill, director, packaging operational support at Pfizer and EFPIA representative. Further speakers will be announced soon. Also joining the conference will be Domino’s technology partners, well versed in legislative requirements and on hand to talk to delegates about available solutions.

'Some aspects of the Directive will be easier to comply with than others, and it’s because of the more complex requirements that we are hosting this conference,' says Clifford Bond, managing director at Codico. 'Delegates will be able to hear from trusted industry experts about how to overcome the more complicated demands - including how to handle unique identification of packs at item level. It is almost universally agreed that much of the coding equipment on lines today won’t be able to handle the scale of serialisation that the Directive demands, so we will be taking a close look at how to overcome this challenge, as well as others.

'The conferences held in Paris, Barcelona, Frankfurt and Bologna have been really successful and we look forward to delegates at this event going away with the knowledge and confidence to champion and undertake the projects necessary to comply with the FMD effectively and by the deadline,' concludes Bond.

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To register to attend the Codico FMD Conference for a cost of €100, please contact