The Label Printers A Sponsor/Exhibitor/Workshop Leader of the Anti-Counterfeiting for Pharma an

The Label Printers was a sponsor, exhibitor, and workshop leader for the Anti-Counterfeiting for Pharma and Medical Devices Conference (Combating Cybercrime, Utilizing Technology to Ensure a Secure and Compliant Product Supply Chain) at the Chemical Heritage Foundation Conference Center in Philadelphia, from May 31st – June 2nd.

Online PR News – 16-June-2011 – – Aurora, IL, June 10, 2011 – The Label Printers was a sponsor, exhibitor, and workshop presenter for the recent Anti-Counterfeiting for Pharma and Medical Devices Conference. Conference presenters included brand owners such as Lifescan (a division of Johnson and Johnson), Merck, GE Healthcare, Pfizer, and Underwriters Laboratories (out of industry case study); solution providers such as The Label Printers and Sanofi-Aventis; government agencies such as the FBI, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Health and Consumer Goods, Homeland Security’s National IPR Coordination Center; and many other intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting experts. The Conference and Workshops were presented and attended by individuals representing the law enforcement community, IP and brand owners, anti-counterfeiting solution suppliers, and others interested in combating the global menace of counterfeiting and piracy.

Michael Agee, Director of Brand Protection Programs for The Label Printers said, “the conference was an open environment – presenters and attendees both spoke candidly about supply chain and regulatory issues that they face. We learned more about FDA programs such as E Pedigree, which are important steps in the anti-counterfeiting fight. But because the format really did allow for dialogue, those attending the conference and the workshops such as the one that I led, had the opportunity to point out their concerns about focusing solely on serialization. I think that serialization is only half the battle, and that authentication is as important for the industry to focus on. Serialization and authentication need to be combined for any anti-counterfeiting measure to be fully effective. And conferences such as this are a good way for the industry to hear messages like that.”

The Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit included three days of workshops, presentations, and case studies. The Summit’s Conferences and Workshops covered such topics as:
• The latest counterfeiting trends, legislation and cases as they relate to the Pharmaceutical Industry
• How to secure product brand integrity with integrated protection strategies
• Discussing innovative strategies to diminish use of the internet to purchase counterfeit products
• The impact of globalization of the pharmaceutical industry
• Risk management strategies to ensure supply chain safety

The Label Printers’ Conference Workshop’s topic was:
• Integrating Product and Supply Chain components into a Brand Owner’s Strategy
This workshop’s focus was:
o Defining the brand protection strategy at all levels of the program
o Understanding and securing the entire supply chain
o Ensuring future stability by taking care of future sustainability
Workshop Leader:
Michael Agee
Director, Brand Protection Programs
The Label Printers

More information about the conference presentations/presenters, and resources available for those interested in anti-counterfeiting programs for the pharmaceutical/medical devices industries can be found by clicking on the following link:

The Label Printers, Aurora, IL, started in business in 1967, manufacturing simple label constructions in a 1,000 square foot space, with 1 employee, serving the local Chicago market.
Today, the company has evolved into one of the 100 largest converters in the United States. The Label Printers owns and operates two facilities in Aurora, Illinois, manufacturing and distributing labels and packaging products to thousands of customers in 25 countries around the world. The company’s packaging products are certified to ISO 9001 standards, and their quality is backed up by their 99.6% Quality Acceptance Rating.
The Label Printers is a member of NASPO (North American Security Products Organization), CACP (Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy), TLMI (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute) and the FTA (Flexographic Technical Association).

About Pharma IQ, a division of IQPC:
Pharma IQ provides useful training courses, conferences, and expositions for pharmaceutical executives to network and learn the latest pharma business development and trends occurring in organizations today. Pharma IQ focuses on establishing an interactive experience featuring practical, objective, and up-to-date insight from pharma industry leaders.

About IQPC (International Quality and Productivity Center):
In the 1970s, the publishers of Industry Week magazine co-founded a company called Penton Learning Systems. Its mission and purpose was to "supply the missing link between a number of disconnected colleges and universities, each marginally effective in designing and developing short courses for managerial and professional workers, and an integrated system of great power." For 15 years, Penton Learning Systems managed this consortium with great success. It assisted in the design and development of over 30,000 short courses/seminars in the fields of quality management, project management, finance and accounting, marketing management, strategic planning and implementation, and the like.
On the foundations of the university and college consortium business, IQPC was born in 1989. IQPC now has offices in major cities across six continents including: Berlin, Dubai, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney and Toronto. IQPC leverages a global research base of best practices to produce an unrivaled portfolio of problem-solving conferences. Each year IQPC offers approximately 2,000 worldwide conferences, seminars, and related learning programs.