Achieving compliance with the EU Falsified Medicines Directive – what you need to know

Effective in Europe from February 2019, EU directive 2011/62/EU, also referred to as EU FMD, aims to reduce counterfeiting of prescription drugs by tracking and tracing the passage of drugs through the entire supply chain.

Under the Directive, all new packs of prescription medicines placed on the market in Europe from February 2019 onwards will have to bear two safety features: a verifiable unique identifier (serialised code) and an anti-tamper device.

One Year to EU FMD: How to Achieve Compliance in Time

Here's a month-by-month break down on how to comply and optimise your pharmaceutical packaging lines before 09 February 2019.

One Year for EU FMD Implementation: A month-by-month guide to compliance

With one year to go for pharmaceutical manufacturers, packaging sites and Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs) to achieve compliance with the Falsified Medicines Directive, the team in Crest Solutions have put together this guide to help you meet the deadline. 

Crest Solutions wins €40,000 prize in 'Payback' Competition

We are delighted to announce that Crest Solutions has won the top prize of €40,000 in’s ‘Payback' Competition.

The competition asked entrants to outline how a recent hire through had helped to improve and grow their business.

Frank Madden is the founder and CEO of Crest Solutions, a leading provider of automated vision inspection and anti-counterfeiting solutions for the pharmaceutical packaging industry that currently employs 87 people in Ireland.

Key partner Antares Vision launches R&D Facility in Galway, Ireland

Tackling counterfeit medicine

In 2013, Antares Vision, Crest Solutions and our sister company VistaLink joined forces as key partners.

Our objective was to deliver the leading range of Antares Vision serialisation solutions to pharmaceutical sites in Ireland, the UK, Benelux and Scandinavia, assisting to tackle the global issue of counterfeit medicines. 

See Live Serialisation Demonstration & Explore EU-FMD Readiness as part of Lifesciences Trends 2017

We are delighted to present Lifesciences Trends 2017: A National and Regional Perspective. Join us at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Ditchley House, Cork on November 15th, as we explore the topics that have shaped and impacted the Lifesciences sector in Ireland and in particular, the Munster region.

Download the Lifesciences Trends 2017 Conference Brochure.

Crest Solutions supports women re-entering the workforce through ReBoot initiative

Assisting a highly skilled workforce to rejoin the world of work.

Crest Solutions is proud to support ReBOOT, an initiative which has been launched in order to assist women who wish to rejoin the world of work following time pursuing other goals. 

"A number of Ireland's top technology firms are backing the Women ReBOOT initiative, the first time such a collaboration has occurred, in response to the gender imbalance in IT.