Pharmacode Barcode Format
Pharmacode symbology is used only in the pharmaceutical industry, and is mainly used to label bulk shipments of products. The symbology was created in the 1970’s by German firm Laetus.
Each Pharmacode barcode can represent only one single number. That number must be between 3 and 131070. The barcode features the number encoded in a binary format.
One-track or two-track encoding can be used as a new pharmacode is being developed.
According to Laetus, the use of pharmacode on packaging materials can help pharmaceutical firms and others determine if certain products have been mixed. Pharmacode printing is also used to meet various national regulatory requirements and to reduce potential production process delays, Laetus said.
Pharmacodes can be printed in ink on paper products or other containers, and can also be printed invisibly and read with special UV cameras.
Standard Pharmacode features that are supported by the Barcode Application include:
- Input data verification and correction;
- Adjustable bar width for printing error compensation;
- Text formatting and customization;
- Manual and automatic bar height modes; and
- Customizable front and back colors with spot color support for EPS file export.
High-quality PNG and TIFF Pharmacode barcode images can be exported to your desktop, or dragged-and-dropped into Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, using the Barcode Software.