Pharma code and barcode

Please elaborate difference between pharmacode and barcode

Pharmacist is qualified person.
Barcode is coding system given to a product for tracebility

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pharmacode or 2D matrix?

If possible both…

A Data Matrix is a two-dimensional barcode consisting of black and white “cells” or modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, also known as a matrix. The information to be encoded can be text or numeric data.

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Two-dimensional (2D) barcodes look like squares or rectangles that contain many small, individual dots.

A single 2D barcode can hold a significant amount of information and may remain legible even when printed at a small size or etched onto a product. 2D barcodes are used in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing and warehousing to logistics and healthcare.

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Pharmacode, also known as Pharmaceutical Binary Code, is a barcode standard, used in the pharmaceutical industry as a packing control system. It is designed to be readable despite printing errors. It can be printed in multiple colors as a check to ensure that the remainder of the packaging (which the pharmaceutical company must print to protect itself from legal liability) is correctly printed.

Pharmacode (also known as Pharmaceutical Binary Code) is a [one-dimensional (1D) barcode]used all over the world. It is a specific type barcode standard used mainly in the pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Pharmacode barcode- is used for Online Security Control of the pharmaceutical packaging process. You can find the Pharmacode barcode on the packaging of any pharmaceutical products, usually it is on the outside of the packaging containing the medicine.

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Pharmacode barcode can store only numeric data from 3 to 131070. This is one of the features that differ Pharmacode barcode from the other 1D barcodes. Pharma code uses only one type of spaces and two types of bars – wide and narrow. Moreover the information is not stored in decimal, it is stored in binary. Scanners read it from right to left and the principles they use to decipher the barcode is very simple: the figure is a sum where the narrow bars are 2n and the wide bars are 2*2n. The first value, that n takes when the reader, is on the right is 0. So basically the smallest number that can be encoded is 3 (two narrow bars where the sum will respectively be 20 +21=3) and the biggest – 131070 (16 wide bars).
Pharmacode is used for Online Security Control of the pharmaceutical packaging process.

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