Jolene Pierangeli

Jolene Pierangeli
Jolene Pierangeli is the Senior Manager, Digital Marketing. She currently handles all of Systech's digital marketing. Prior to joining Systech, she worked in the Pharma and CPG space as a Director of Digital leading several known brands. She holds her degree from the University of New Mexico. When she isn't working you can find her shopping, cooking and traveling.
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Recent Posts

2018-02-02 | Cosmetics: Counterfeiting from a Consumer Perspective

 

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2018-01-19 | Servicepoint and Systech: Our view for the Falsified Medicines Directive

The EU FMD deadline of Feb 9, 2019 is approaching fast, with only a year of implementation time left. While big pharma has largely implemented serialization, medium and small manufacturers, as well as CMOs and virtual pharmas, are lagging in beginning their implementation. Knowledgeable integration help is in short supply, as is associated hardware. The newly signed serialization regulation for Russia’s pharmaceutical market adds to the workload in EMEA.

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2018-01-05 | Counterfeit Drugs and Patient Safety: A Real Threat

Imagine you or a loved one gets sick.  Typically, the first instinct most people have is to see if the illness goes away on its own—like a common cold.  If it doesn’t go away or gets worse, you may take the next logical step and get help by visiting a doctor.   After visiting the doctor, you receive a diagnosis and a prescription to help pave the way to recovery.  Next, the prescription is filled at a local pharmacy and you start taking the medication to get better.  This is a shared...

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2017-12-13 | FDA DSCSA Public Meeting, December 2017

 

Last week, Systech participated in the FDA DSCSA Pubic Meeting, held in Silver Spring, MD at FDA headquarters.  The meeting was two days long and was aimed at discussing the possible characteristics of the Enhanced Drug Distribution Security (EDDS) phase under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) beginning in November of 2023.  The meeting was broken down into four primary topics:

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2017-11-10 | Europe's Readiness for the Falsified Medicines Directive is Lagging

 

GS1 Ireland and Enterprise System Partners (ESP) just published an interesting Serialization Industry Readiness Report 2017 .  The report is based on their survey of drug manufacturers, CMOs, virtual manufacturers and others who will fall under the European Union Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) when it goes into effect on February 9, 2019.  The readiness survey was conducted between May and July 2017.
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2017-10-06 | PPMA: Ensuring Serialization Solutions are Flexible enough for Future Growth

 

Alastair Taylor pictured with PPMA TV crew. 
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2017-08-18 | Amazon’s Recall: The Solar Eclipse and the Danger of Counterfeiting

There is a lot of talk right now surrounding the upcoming solar eclipse happening on August 21, 2017, which will be primarily visible across the United States.  However, the conversation is less about the eclipse and more focused on Amazon’s recent recall on several “suspect” eclipse glasses that were purchased through the eCommerce giant’s retailers.  These “suspect” glasses, as they are being referenced, do not adhere with the ISO standard governing them. While Amazon has not released the...

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2017-04-28 | 3 Reasons to Attend Interpack 2017

On May 4, 2017; THE event for everyone in the packaging industry will start in Düsseldorf, Germany.  THE event is Interpack 2017.

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2017-04-21 | Our View: Strengthening Supply Chain through Standardization

 Pharmaceutical serialization has been around since 2005, with Systech being the first vendor to deliver a solution. The market has grown, and international standards are still varied and complex. Implementations and data constructs vary from vendor to vendor. These factors provide several challenges to businesses' supply chains.

 

 

Efforts are underway to help standardize.

On April 13, 2017, Automation World Senior Editor, Stephanie Neil wrote an article “Strengthening Supply Chain.”  This...

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2017-04-18 | Serialization Total Cost of Ownership: What You May Be Missing When Evaluating Serialization Partners

By Stephen Lisa 

When implementing serialization, drug manufacturers and contract packagers need to be mindful of the complete costs. Serialization should be viewed as an enterprise solution, rather than a series of isolated local plant or packing line decisions. The initial costs include the direct costs of software, hardware, systems integrations and validation. Often underestimated, however, are the impact that serialization has on an existing IT infrastructure and the integration costs...

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