This Symbology is also known as IFA PPN, IFA Pharmacy Product Number, IFA securPharm, 2D PZNThis Barcode Symbology is supported by the following Neodynamic products:
Pharmacy Product Number (PPN) is a globally unique article number for products in the area of health care in which the national article number is embedded. It consists of a two-digit prefix (Product Registration Agency code a.k.a. PRA-Code or PRAC) followed by the national product number (PZN in Germany) and a two digit check digit. Depending on the type of product, the PPN-Code is made up of different elements either the PPN alone or in combination with additional data elements like Batch Number LOT, Serial Number, Expiry Date, Date of Manufacture, and GTIN. The specification of this application is maintained at Informationsstelle für Arzneispezialitäten GmbH (IFA).
A PPN barcode symbol encodes the so called Element Strings which are composed of an Data Identifier (DI) plus a data field. Each DI identifies the meaning and format of the data following it. The following are the DI supported by IFA PPN:
The PPN consists of three parts. The first part is the "Product Registration Agency Code" (PRA-Code or PRAC) which is the fixed number 11. The second part is the national product number, this being the unmodified PZN (PZN8). And the last part is the two-digit check digits calculated over the complete data element (i.e. 11 + 8-digits PZN).
Sample Value: 9N#110375286414 (# is used to separate Data Identifier from its Data Value)
The batch number is generated by the pharmaceutical entrepreneur. It's an alphanumeric value from 1 up to 20 characters long (0-9 A-Z & two allowed special characters "-" and "_")
Sample Value: 1T#12345ABCDE (# is used to separate Data Identifier from its Data Value)
The Expiry Date is generated by the pharmaceutical entrepreneur and it has the format "YYMMDD" i.e. YY = 2 digit Year (00-99, as the expiry date is in the future, it is a 21st Century date); MM = 2 digit Month (01-12); DD = 01-31 (Expiry date with day, month and year) or DD = 00 (Expiry date with month and year only)
Sample Value (Expiry date 17-Jun-2016): D#160617 (# is used to separate Data Identifier from its Data Value)
The serial number is generated by the pharmaceutical entrepreneur. It is mandatory for the medicinal product verification process. For products, where verification is not mandated, it is optional. It's an alphanumeric value from 1 up to 20 characters long (0-9 A-Z)
Sample Value: S#12345ABCDEF98765 (# is used to separate Data Identifier from its Data Value)
The Expiry Date is generated by the pharmaceutical entrepreneur and it can be used for internal purposes or when agreements between market partners require it. It has the format "YYYYMMDD" i.e. YYYY = 4 digit year; MM = 2 digit month (01-12); DD = 01-31 (Manufacture date with day, month and year) or DD = 00 (Manufacture date with month and year)
Sample Value (Date of Manufacture 15-Mar-2012): 16D#20120315 (# is used to separate Data Identifier from its Data Value)
The manufacturer generates a GTIN following the GS1 rules. It is to be used for products where, in addition to the PPN a GTIN is given, e.g. for dietary supplements.
Sample Value: 8P#01234567891234 (# is used to separate Data Identifier from its Data Value)