Loftware Partners with PTC, Announces Medical Device Solution
by Maureen Perroni, on October 19, 2016
New Solution Streamlines Entire Label Process, Offers Operational Control and Improves Quality
Today Loftware announced that it has partnered with PTC Inc., a global provider of IoT technology platforms and solutions, to provide medical device companies with the technology to more easily meet evolving regulations and increasing labeling complexities.
Loftware’s new integrated labeling solution allows manufacturers to create and author content, configure format, review and approve, manage changes, generate and print labels with UDI information, and retain digital replicas.
To create this comprehensive offering, Loftware Spectrum, the industry’s only 100% browser-based Enterprise Labeling Solution, integrates directly with PTC’s Windchill® Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to access correct, approved content, which is combined with data from other data sources to generate and print compliant labels. Centralized label designs from Loftware integrate directly with PTC Windchill for proper review and approval. Also, label content including IFUs, warnings and artwork managed in PTC’s Arbortextt® Advanced Print Publisher is submitted to PTC Windchill, which manages change control, content, UDI information and serves as a digital system of record.
“Pairing Loftware Spectrum’s Enterprise Labeling capabilities with PTC Windchill creates a comprehensive solution for medical device manufacturers that require unparalleled quality and control over labeling,” said Swapan Jha, Vice President, GTM, IoT Solutions Group, PTC. “Now manufacturers can more easily support “case for quality” initiatives with complete oversight of label content, while having seamless control over label formatting and printing as well as label retention,” he added.
Providing a fully closed loop solution, a full digital replica of the label is saved and made available to support future CAPA (Corrective And Preventative Actions) events to streamline tracking and recalls. In addition, the ability to leverage mobile devices to scan UDI barcodes and rendezvous back to PTC Windchill allows users to easily view eIFUs (electronic Instructions For Use).
“As the recognized leader in Enterprise Labeling for 30 years, Loftware has a long history of developing solutions that empower medical device manufacturers to manage the complexity of labeling printing amidst ever increasing regulations and change,” commented Bob O’Connor, Loftware President and CEO. “We are delighted to partner with PTC to combine our unique capabilities to solve critical problems in the medical device supply chain,” he added.
For more information about the collaboration and Loftware’s integrated solution for end-to-end labeling, please contact Josh Roffman, Loftware Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at 603-766-3630.