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Ensuring Compliance: Printing Solutions for Regulatory Requirements in Healthcare

Ensuring Compliance: Printing Solutions for Regulatory Requirements in Healthcare

Regulatory standards in healthcare and the life sciences sector keep people safe. In an industry that is constantly developing new technologies and therapies, establishing strong regulatory standards is important for the health and safety of every person who visits a doctor, takes medication, or relies on a medical device.

These regulatory standards extend to all aspects of the healthcare and life sciences industries, including printing solutions and labeling. Healthcare printing regulations help healthcare providers, doctors, and therapists who use medical products to treat patients.

Enter Tapecon's advanced printing solutions—where precision meets regulatory compliance, ensuring your healthcare products meet and surpass the stringent standards.

The Regulatory Landscape: Navigating with Precision

Any business that provides printing solutions for healthcare devices must be familiar with a complex regulatory landscape, including requirements from key agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Regulations such as the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) set the benchmark for medical device labeling, pharmaceutical packaging, and documentation. These standards are not just checkboxes but are critical for ensuring product traceability, integrity, and safety throughout their lifecycle.

Challenges in Compliance

Healthcare organizations face numerous challenges in maintaining compliance. Among these are ensuring the traceability of products, updating labeling to reflect the most current information, and meeting the diverse regulatory standards across global markets. Noncompliance can lead to large fines, unsafe patients, and a damaged reputation for the company.

Meeting Global Regulatory Standards

Up-to-date labeling must meet all global regulatory standards. These standards are changeable and are updated periodically. Companies must monitor these standards across many countries to ensure that all printing solutions maintain healthcare compliance.

Allowing for Product Traceability

Medical device traceability allows healthcare providers to track medical devices and the many parts that they're made from. This traceability enables doctors to alert patients as quickly as possible in the event of a product recall, and also helps protect patients from counterfeit products and materials. 

Ensure Longevity and Durability

Healthcare labels are subjected to a range of harsh conditions, including chemicals, sterilization, long storage, and extensive transit. Adhesive labels must be able to conform to containers of all sizes and surfaces, including small vials and syringes, pill containers, cryogenics and cold-chain products, and tamper-evident containers and boxes. Labels must be made to adhere to glass, coated paper, HDPE plastic, cloth, vinyl and other surfaces without peeling away.

Tapecon's Solutions

Tapecon excels in delivering customized, regulation-compliant traceability and labeling solutions for your medical devices and products. Recognized as a significant contributor to the medical device labeling market by Transparency Market Research, our approach integrates multi-layered labels—including a protective topcoat, polyolefin or polypropylene facestock, acrylic adhesive, and liner—designed for exceptional printability, durability, and adherence.

Our expertise is backed by close partnerships with leading healthcare material suppliers, allowing us to recommend the most effective solutions based on current regulations. As an ISO 13485 certified and FDA-registered facility, Tapecon's advanced printing capabilities ensure that every product meets stringent regulatory standards.  This reflects our century-long commitment to quality and compliance in medical device labeling, pharmaceutical packaging, and life sciences documentation.


With over 100 years of manufacturing experience, Tapecon works with product teams to solve challenges, create products, and enhance lives. Learn more about our durable printing and coating applications.


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