Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson

Laura brings over twenty years of expertise working with both Pharmaceutical and Medical Device manufacturers to improve processes and meet regulatory requirements such as Serialization, UDI and Secure Supply Chain. Laura’s career has also focused on the application of technology to drive efficiencies in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution environments. Her expertise includes leveraging core functionality within major ERP systems like SAP and Oracle and implement automatic data capture technologies such as vision inspection, printing, shop floor devices, barcode and RFID data collection.

Recent Posts by Laura Johnson:

by Laura Johnson, on February 4, 2019

Manufacturing speed and flexibility upgrades are welcome in all industries. Sometimes, though, the pharmaceutical sector is left behind when other fields sprint ahead into advanced processes. The latest innovation making …

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Topics:PharmaceuticalsSupply ChainRegulatoryManufacturingTrack & Traceability

by Laura Johnson, on October 9, 2018

Getting the label right is important in most industries, but in pharma it can literally be a life-or-death scenario. If your package is labeled with one kind of medication and …

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Topics:PharmaceuticalsTransportation & Logistics

by Laura Johnson, on July 9, 2018

Medical device labeling requirements around the world are intensifying. As regulations continue to go into effect around the world, compliant and up-to-date medical device labeling has become an essential element …

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Topics:Medical DevicesRegulatoryTrack & Traceability

by Laura Johnson, on April 20, 2018

Just as medical device companies have achieved a comfort level with their labeling programs to ensure compliance with the FDA's Unique Device Identification (UDI) system, along comes Europe's version of UDI with …

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Topics:Medical DevicesLife SciencesRegulatory

by Laura Johnson, on March 5, 2018

When health care data isn't stored on paper, efficiency and accuracy can improve. Using GS1 labeling standards in health care is one of the major ways to speed up a …

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Topics:HealthcareRegulatoryLabeling

by Laura Johnson, on February 16, 2018

Staying compliant with regulations in the pharmaceutical industry is a constant battle. Many organizations struggle to adapt and stay ahead of the constant changes and updates, including the most recent …

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Topics:PharmaceuticalsRegulatorySAP Labeling

by Laura Johnson, on November 28, 2017

Just when you thought you had a good grasp—or at least a reasonable understanding—of the FDA’s UDI system and its associated labeling requirements, along comes the EU’s Medical Device Regulations …

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Topics:Medical DevicesRegulatoryLabeling

by Laura Johnson, on November 7, 2017

UDI labeling calls for effective data management. Manufacturers of medical devices have to deal with rules and regulations unique to their sector, and with good reason: If anything goes wrong, …

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Topics:Medical DevicesHealthcareRegulatoryLabeling

by Laura Johnson, on July 17, 2017

Medical device identification deadlines are moving targets. The medical device production field, bound by its unique rules and regulations, is a challenging space for manufacturers to inhabit. For the past …

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Topics:Medical DevicesHealthcareRegulatoryLabeling

by Laura Johnson, on July 14, 2017

As companies continue to catch their breath after last year’s deadline to comply with the FDA’s UDI requirements, the focus now turns to international compliance and adoption at the provider level …

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Topics:Medical DevicesRegulatoryLabeling

by Laura Johnson, on May 26, 2017

DSCSA deadlines for manufacturers are fast approaching. The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) is approaching full implementation, and companies at all levels of the pharmaceutical supply chain have to …

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Topics:PharmaceuticalsLife SciencesHealthcareRegulatoryManufacturing

by Laura Johnson, on May 15, 2017

The FDA has adjusted UDI compliance deadlines several times. Compliance with the Food and Drug Administration's Unique Device Identification (UDI) system will be vital for medical device manufacturers in the years …

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Topics:Medical DevicesRegulatory

by Laura Johnson, on April 17, 2017

Medical device regulations have received an update in Europe. Unique device identification (UDI) requirements are coming to Europe as part of the European Commission's latest legislation. The agreement has been in …

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Topics:Medical DevicesLife SciencesHealthcareRegulatoryLabeling

by Laura Johnson, on March 9, 2017

While attending the recent Pharma Packaging and Labeling event in Philadelphia, a few startling statistics that we’ve heard before resurfaced: 50%: pharmaceutical recalls due to packaging and labeling errors 60%: …

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Topics:PharmaceuticalsRegulatory

by Laura Johnson, on February 13, 2017

With the next deadline of the FDA’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) less than a year away, you would expect most pharmaceutical companies to be on target for compliance …

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Topics:PharmaceuticalsRegulatorySAP Labeling