Medical & pharmaceutical

Laser-marked data matrix on medical vial

Product traceability is critically important in the pharmaceutical industry. Stringent regulations exist to ensure that faulty or contaminated drugs can be traced and isolated, and counterfeit or black market products can be identified and removed from the supply chain.

CO2 lasers can be used to apply information to pharmaceutical packaging materials including card, foil, plastic and glass. Human-readable text and Data Matrix codes are applied directly on the production line, on the fly. Laser marks are permanent and indelible.

Laser marking on pharmaceutical packaging

Not restricted to packaging applications, our CO2 lasers are useful across the medical industry, where they can cut, drill, perforate and mark a range of products.

Applications

Laser marked glass vials

Glass marking

Laser marked pharmaceutical boxes
Pharmaceutical boxes laser marked with Data Matrix code, expiry date and lot number (updated to 2028)

Marking pharmaceutical packaging

Laser marked plastic syringes
Laser marked plastic syringes

Plastic marking

Medicine, pharmacy. Tablets on the table

Drilling osmotic pump tablets

Metal stent cutting
Laser cutting a metal stent for the medical industry.

Stent cutting

Dental aligners cut by laser
Dental aligners cut by laser

Dental aligner cutting

Applications laboratories

Could a laser be used to improve your manufacturing process? We can help you to find out by testing samples of your material or product in one of our applications labs. Our applications lab facilities are open to both new and existing customers and OEMs. Our laboratories are well equipped to carry out a range of processes including cutting, marking, engraving, drilling, scribing, ablation and more. We offer rapid sample turnaround times, detailed application reports, and complimentary advice from our experienced applications engineers. Whatever your process, we can help you to determine the best laser for your application.