German labelling specialist Schreiner MediPharm has introduced a new tamper-evident labelling concept Cap-Lock for luer-lock syringes to prevent medicine counterfeiting.

Cap-Lock features a cap adapter and a label to seal prefilled syringes and ensure the integrity of the primary container and avoid undetected opening of the cap.

The plastic cap adapter is designed to equalise the diameter differences of the syringe body and closure when placed on top of the primary closure, while the label can be wrapped around the syringe body and the bottom part of the cap adapter.

The label features an integrated perforation for tamper evidence and is partially destroyed when the syringe cap is opened, indicating that the medicine has been tampered with.

According to the company, this new solution will reduce the chance of administering potentially counterfeit substances to patients.

The company said in a statement: “The utilisation of Cap-Lock in daily healthcare settings is particularly easy, intuitive and safe. The syringe can be opened as usual and, due to the larger diameter, the adapter is easier to twist off even with gloves.”

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Companies can apply Cap-Lock to syringes through the conventional production process and can customise the colour and design of the label and the adapter.

Other functions offered with the label include counterfeit-proof, detachable documentation labels and light protection.

In July, Schreiner MediPharm unveiled a tamper-proof closure sealing solution Multi-Tear Closure Label for folding cartons and wallets.