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Sugar Hill, GA – January 1, 2014 -- AIM, the worldwide association for Automatic Identification and Mobility announced today that Innovatum’s President, Ardi Batmanghelidj, is serving as Chair for the North American Healthcare Committee in 2014.
The AIM North America Unique Device Identification (UDI) Committee was originally developed to provide guidance and best practices on the use of AIDC (automatic identification and data capture) technologies in the implementation of the FDA UDI and SNI initiatives. The Committee commented on the FDA UDI proposed rule and offered recommendations for a final UDI rule. The committee was renamed in 2013 to the AIM North America Healthcare Committee to signify that it is now handling a broader scope of topics related to AIDC within healthcare. It is working to develop and promote implementation models that are technologically and economically sensible and address the need for interoperability with current and emerging national and international regulations, with an emphasis on technological compatibility and affordability.
“I am honored to be part of a venerable organization that for 40 years has promoted sensible and forward looking use of technology. It is this same ethos that will guide us through the challenges of AIDC within healthcare, reaching its clear benefits at the other end. I look forward to providing a greater contribution in this role. ” Said Batmanghelidj.
Innovatum software optimizes the compliant automation of product and package labeling involving bar code and RFID with 24/7/365 support services around the World. Innovatum helps companies maintain regulatory compliance while addressing tough problems like speeding up the label lifecycle, validation, multi-language translation, serialization and UDI through a simple Windows and Web based software approach. Innovatum is headquartered in Sugar Hill, Georgia.
For 40 years, AIM has served as the association and worldwide authority on automatic identification, data collection and networking in a mobile environment. AIM members are providers and users of technologies, systems, and services that capture, manage, and integrate accurate data into larger information systems. Serving members in 43 countries, AIM is dedicated to accelerating the growth and use of Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies and services around the world. For more information about AIM, its technologies and its members, please visit www.aimglobal.org.
Sugar Hill, GA – August 6, 2013 -- Ardi Batmanghelidj, President of Innovatum and Eric Pizzuti, Vice President and General Manager of QuickLabel Systems recently conducted a presentation called, “Achieving Compliance Agility With A Color Enabled Off The Shelf Label Management System” during the 2013 Medical Device Global Labeling Strategies Conference held in Minneapolis. The joint presentation explained the way that Innovatum's ROBAR Enterprise Label Management System and QuickLabel's Kiaro! inkjet label printer combine to form a complete and efficient FDA-compliant color label printing solution.
During his part of the presentation, Mr. Batmanghelidj delved into the topics of: centralized & secure enterprise management control over labels & content, adapting through configuration rather than programming, design here - print anywhere, and the final step- reporting UDI attributes to the GUDID. The overall message being that Innovatum’s ROBAR optimizes a UDI compliant label management and printing process while referencing a single source of truth for labeling.
Mr. Pizzuti explored the topics of: control over labels and content, short-run label printing, printing color labels in 1200 DPI, and printer compatibility. It is clear that QuickLabel’s Kiaro! enables the efficient printing of high resolution color labels on blank stock.
Innovatum’s ROBAR enables medical device manufacturers to comply with all-important upcoming UDI labeling requirements. And ROBAR combines well with QuickLabel Systems Kiaro! printer to produce a system that affords maximum compliance agility and cost effectiveness. Through the use of a joint solution from both companies, wasted time, effort and expensive pre-printed materials are eliminated.
About Innovatum and ROBAR Software
Innovatum software optimizes the compliant automation of product and package labeling involving bar code and RFID with 24/7/365 support services around the World. Innovatum helps companies maintain regulatory compliance while addressing tough problems like speeding up the label lifecycle, validation, multi-language translation, serialization and UDI through a simple Windows and Web based software approach. Innovatum is headquartered in Sugar Hill, Georgia. For more information about Innovatum, please visit www.innovatum.com/pages/about/
About QuickLabel Systems and Astro-Med, Inc.
QuickLabel Systems is a leading manufacturer of digital color label printers, inks, and labels used by pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers who prefer to print their own UDI labels in color, on-demand. QuickLabel Systems is a business unit of Astro-Med, Inc., a manufacturer of high tech specialty printing systems and data acquisition systems. Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) is a member of the Russell Microcap(R) Index. Find out more about QuickLabel and the Kiaro! by visiting www.QuickLabel.com/kiaro or phone 877-757-7978.
Sugar Hill, GA – September 25, 2012: The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering – (ISPE) – a Not-for-Profit Society whose purpose is to further and promote the interests of professionals in the Pharmaceutical Industry including Regulatory Agencies and Academia – has published an article that was co-authored by Innovatum’s Dana Buker in the ISPE Sept/Oct 2012 magazine which focuses on packaging.
The article provides operational considerations and suggests recommended approaches for implementing serialization in a way that addresses upcoming and existing regulatory requirements in a pharmaceutical environment.
An electronic version of the article is available for download here.
“The inspiration for iROBAR derived from recent customer projects in which we encountered many of the same label design and printing limitations I have seen and heard about since first designing AS/400 labels more than 20 years ago,” said Ardi Batmanghelidj, President of Innovatum. “We have been spoiled by the amazing capabilities of BarTender, the design and print engine for ROBAR, and I am delighted to bring it to the IBM i environment.”
While BarTender is in use at many IBM i shops, the iROBAR system provides a seamless link between the worlds of Windows and IBM i. It provides the necessary infrastructure and controls to minimize custom programming and provide for an infinitely scalable and robust solution. Using simplified API replacements, a number of new iROBAR customers have rapidly upgraded from IBM i legacy labeling solutions and are already enjoying the benefits.
Sugar Hill, GA – June 9, 2011 – Innovatum, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise compliance software and services to Life Science manufacturers, today announced that it has completed the sale of its DataThread data monitoring and reporting software for the IBM System i platform to Help/Systems, a global leader in systems management solutions. PowerTech, a Help/Systems company, has offered DataThread since 2010 as an addition to its suite of IBM i security products. The deal transfers ongoing development and support responsibilities to Help/Systems, while Innovatum will continue to offer DataThread in a reseller capacity to the Life Sciences vertical.
“This transaction signals an exciting new era for Innovatum; providing the capital to further invest in our flagship product – the ROBAR™ Enterprise Label Management System – and enabling an even greater focus on our core vertical of pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech manufacturers,” said Ardi Batmanghelidj, President of Innovatum. “In deciding to sell DataThread, it was of paramount importance for us to select an organization that shares Innovatum’s fanatical commitment to its customers, and we are confident that Help/Systems is the ideal partner in that regard,” added Batmanghelidj.
“Adding DataThread to the PowerTech product line is very exciting. It reinforces Help/Systems’ commitment to bringing world-class solutions to the security and compliance market space,” said Jim Cassens, Help/Systems Director of Business Development. “DataThread is a solid product and we will continue to invest in development to make it an even greater asset for users of the PowerTech security products,” added Robin Tatam, PowerTech Director of Security Technologies.
Sugar Hill, GA – May 17th, 2011 – The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) – the world’s largest, not-for-profit association dedicated to the pharmaceutical industry, and publisher of the GAMP® good practice guides and Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine – recently selected an article submitted by Innovatum, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise compliance software and services to the Life Sciences, for publication in the May/June issue of Pharmaceutical Engineering focused on “Green Pharma.”
The article, titled “Labeling Pharma ‘Green,’” provides a thorough summary of the potential for an Electronic/Enterprise Label Management System (ELMS) to reduce paper & label stock consumption; improve operational & manufacturing efficiencies; accelerate time-to-market, comply with FDA & international labeling regulations (e.g. 21 CFR Part 11, cGMP etc); and deliver a rapid return on investment (ROI) to pharmaceutical manufacturers. It also includes tools and tips to help pharmaceutical manufacturers analyze and quantify the costs associated with their existing labeling system(s) and SOPs in order to determine if an ELMS warrants further consideration.
Innovatum Vice President of Operations and long-time ISPE member, Dana Buker, acted as lead author on the article; drawing on his 20+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. “Innovatum is honored to share the value of our experience with ISPE members in Pharmaceutical Engineering,” said Buker. The May/June issue is scheduled for publication on May 20th, 2011, but an advance copy of “Labeling Pharma ‘Green’” is available here.
“These new web-based capabilities, in concert with our existing web-based workflow module, provide the most robust suite of thin-client applications available for regulated labeling operations in the Life Sciences,” said Ardi Batmanghelidj, President of Innovatum. “Not only do they enable greater visibility and collaboration among different sites and business units, but they also provide the flexibility to involve external business partners in regulated labeling operations via the web,” said Batmanghelidj.
The web-based printing module allows production users to print approved labels while merging production related data from a central ERP or MRP system. It supports more than 1,900 models of bar code and RFID label printers from 65 different manufacturers. The web-based reporting module enables SQL-based reports on all label system activity stored within ROBAR’s comprehensive system audit log. It can also export reports to Excel for internal distribution and analysis.
September 17th 2010
Sugar Hill, GA - Innovatum, Inc. today announces that it has added FTP Exit Point Management to DataThread, its IBM i Audit and Workflow system. This enhancement is now generally available to existing customers and will be included in the upcoming release of DataThread Version 4 slated for release Q1 of 2011.
Innovatum’s DataThread is an audit tool that dynamically monitors IBM i activity that is of internal or regulatory compliance significance, while discarding millions of normal and routine transactions. “With the addition of Exit Point management and the ability to prevent inappropriate activity, we have moved beyond just auditing” said Ardi Batmanghelidj, President of Innovatum. "Managing FTP exit points in a data centric manner, is certainly one of the most requested enhancements we are excited to deliver to System i users. Our customers especially like the discovery mode which allows them to easily see and analyze FTP access, and the consequent data activity on our inquiries and reports."
"Having the ability to see consolidated activity allows our clients to make informed adjustments to existing security settings." says Ron Kohlhorst, Vice President of Development. " Most activity is legitimate business, but being able actually see it and act on any aberrations provides for accurate assurance controls."
An automated review and approval process allows administrators to readily configure DataThread to restrict FTP activity by day and time, user id, IP address and other parameters which are key to many regulations being enforced by auditors.
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Innovatum has integrated VSSA from ValidTech for strong user authentication into DataThread, Innovatum's multi-award winning Data Audit and Workflow product for the IBM System i. VSSA from Valid Technologies replaces passwords with secure, scalable, and adaptable fingerprint biometric authentication.
Innovatum released its latest program, InnoTasc, a workflow management program that functions as both a standalone product as well as an addition to the company's popular ROBAR label managment software. InnoTasc streamlines the workflow process through a browser based interface that allows for the document management and seamless approval flow.
Innovatum's DataThread, a database and system audit tool which monitors user activity, is now integrated with SkyView's Policy Minder, a compliance management tool. This add on product facilitates active, real-time enforcement of corporate and regulatory policy and provides detection, capture, and correction of security policy changes.