Pharmacode

What is a Pharmacode?

Pharmacode, also known as Pharmaceutical Binary Code, is a special one-dimensional (1D) barcode. Pharmacode looks mostly the same as a regular 1D barcode, but it encodes the data in binary rather than decimal and without any start or stop pattern. This barcode is also known as Laetuscode. Pharmacode is read from right to left.

A Pharmacode supports numeric digits from 0 to 9. The minimum size of the barcode contains 2 bars which represent integer 3 and the maximum contains 16 bars which represent integer 131070.

Pharmacode has no check digit. It has the capability to insert colored bars into the barcode. The colored bars don't contain any information but are used to detect whether the Pharmacode is read by scanners.

Dynamsoft Pharmacode Scanner

Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK supports decoding Pharmacode One-Track and Pharmacode Two-Track. Pharmacode Two-Track uses short and tall bars to encode the data.

Where is a Pharmacode used?

Pharmacode is typically used in the healthcare industry for pharmaceutical products verification.

Industry

  • Medical
  • Healthcare

How could Dynamsoft help you with Pharmacode?

Dynamsoft barcode reader enables you to efficiently embed high-speed and reliable barcode reading functionality in your web, desktop or mobile application using just a few lines of code.

Download the free trial SDK, explore our helpful resource center including sample codes, tutorials, guides and more to get started.