Implementing GS1 standards in the pharmaceutical sector

Product identification

Prerequisites: none

Duration: 2 hours

How can medicines be identified so that they are fully traceable through the integration of unique identification keys (GTN)?

How can the use of different GS1 standards ensure the traceability of flows and medicines and improve patient safety? 

How can you control production costs and logistics supply, facilitate activity-based pricing and regulatory compliance?

What will you learn in this training?

  • You will learn how to use GS1 standards to uniquely identify your medicines.
  • You will also learn how to comply with different national and international legislation.
  • Other applications of GS1 standards in the healthcare sector are also covered, such as the unique identification of patients and locations within a hospital, for example, but also the exchange of product information.
  • Create codes for your medicines.
  • Structuring your data to ensure that it complies with regulatory requirements and/or is transmitted to your customers and partners.

On the agenda:

  • What is GS1?
  • Introduction to the Falsified Medicines Directive.
  • Codification of products according to GS1 standards:
    • the different identification keys.
    • GTIN code construction.
  • Identification and serialisation of medicines;
  • Using a barcode adapted to GTIN.
    • The rules of marking of the products. 
    • The GS1-Datamatrix. 
    • GS1-128.
    • The GTIN.
  • Other applications of GS1 standards in the healthcare sector.

A participation certificate is delivered on request, at the end of the training.

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This course is subject to our cancellation policy.

Practical information


Webinar/Virtual training


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GS1-members: Included in the membership
Non-members: € 75

Upcoming session(s)


Tue 1 October 2024
10:00 - 12:00


Tue 8 October 2024
10:00 - 12:00


Tue 25 June 2024
10:00 - 12:00
Tue 19 November 2024
10:00 - 12:00
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