Antares Vision to open Irish R&D centre

Antares Vision, which develops verification and inspection systems as well as serialization-based track and trace solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, has announced plans to set up a Software Development Center in western Ireland’s Galway Technology Centre.

From left: Massimo Bonardi, Antares Vision’s managing and technical director, with Emidio Zorzella, CEO of Antares Vision.

The aim is to develop new software tools utilizing deep learning as it relates to vision systems. This is mainly driven by the opportunity to mine the enormous amounts of data that pharma serialization will create. Serialisation is about keeping databases to track each individual pharma package to prevent counterfeiting and better deal with quality control issues. This will be mandatory in the US from November this year and in Europe from February 2019.

Emidio Zorzella, CEO of Antares Vision, explained: “The new Software Development Center reflects Antares Vision’s organic growth, a natural next step as major serialization mandates go from pending to fully enacted and customers look for solutions to build upon incorporated compliance technologies.”

Massimo Bonardi, Antares Vision’s managing and technical director, added: “The creation of the new Software Development Center in Galway will enable Antares Vision to provide technologically advanced solutions in line with the market’s evolution.”

This new centre will lead to some 50 new jobs over five years and is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, which aims to encourage investment from foreign companies in Ireland.


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