Application of label in medical industry

Time : 2023-02-01

The medical industry label mainly includes: blood bag label, frozen storage tube label, test tube label, medicine bottle labelmedical waste label,  slide label,  low-temperature resistant label,  etc.

Among the special self-adhesive label materials, the medical label is a special one, because the medical industry self-adhesive label often requires special requirements such as high and low temperature resistance, alcohol resistance, liquid nitrogen storage resistance, and medical chemical reagent resistance. In the life and health industry, there are also certain requirements for the cleanliness of the label.

1. Blood bag label

The blood bag label materials need to have the characteristics of water resistance, strong adhesion, peeling resistance, and can withstand cooking and high temperature disinfection. For the blood bag label, the demand for blood bag labels in China has increased greatly. Not only from the needs of patients, but also from the blood bag label, which is required for the physical examination of many enterprises and institutions. The blood bag label shall pass the RoHS certification of the Quality Certification Center and the non-toxic test of the China Disease Headquarters.

2. Infusion label

The infusion label is made of special materials and processes. The infusion label mainly carries the drug information, and can also print or write the information of the infusion person, which greatly simplifies the cumbersome hanging process of the hospital, saves time and improves efficiency. The label on the LDPE bottle of the liquid medicine product filled with the low permeability label will have the risk of adhesive penetration. Therefore, hanging labels requires low permeability or even non-permeability labels. Labels of different materials such as PP or PVC can be selected.

3. Bottle label

The label of the drug bottle shall contain the general name of the drug, indication or functional indication, specification, usage and dosage, production date, product batch number, expiry date, manufacturer, etc. Labels that need to be stored or transported at low temperature need to have low temperature resistance characteristics. It is generally realized by unified printing, and then the variable places are printed by barcode printer.

4. Low temperature resistant label

The laboratory has high requirements for ultra-low temperature storage environment, such as the storage temperature of dry ice is - 80 ℃, and the storage temperature of liquid nitrogen is - 196 ℃. The use of ordinary stickers can no longer meet this requirement. It is necessary to use low temperature resistant stickers. With the increase of research and development efforts, the market demand for low temperature resistant labels is also increasing. For example, tube label, frozen tube label, etc.

5. Multi-layer label

Multi-layer label refers to the self-adhesive label with multi-layer backing paper or multi-layer surface material, which can be divided into multi-layer backing paper self-adhesive label and multi-layer surface material self-adhesive label. The emergence of multi-layer labels has greatly met the needs of laboratories and hospitals. For example, the label of medicine package.

6. Wrist strap label

The print wrist strap can customize the text, one-dimensional code, two-dimensional code, pictures and other print contents according to customer needs, and can be printed out through the wrist strap printer in seconds. Display patient information more clearly, avoid writing mistakes or scribbling, waterproof and alcohol-proof; Strong and durable, high-precision printing; Match with disposable plastic buckle to prevent transfer; It is light and comfortable to wear, and generally uses environment-friendly materials to prevent patients from allergies.

7. Anti-counterfeit label

Anti-counterfeit label is very important to ensure the authenticity and safety of medical products. At present, laser anti-counterfeiting, digital anti-counterfeiting, two-dimension code anti-counterfeiting label, drug supervision code and other methods are the first choice for drug anti-counterfeiting. Of course, some manufacturers have also introduced some personalized drug anti-counterfeiting methods. The first thing is to attach the anti-counterfeit label on the drug packaging or put the anti-counterfeit information directly on the drug packaging box.

8. Medical waste label

In order to standardize the classification management of medical waste in each clinical department of the hospital and improve the correctness of classification management, it is necessary to use medical waste labels to facilitate unified management and treatment.
It is worth mentioning that RFID tags are also more and more widely used in the biomedical industry. The packaging of medical consumables is attached with RFID tags, which can be quickly identified in the process of manufacturing and distribution to speed up the manufacturing and circulation process. Like RFID wristbands, there are more and more applications in device management.