With Europol advising that counterfeit pharmaceuticals continue to pose ‘…a substantial threat to the EU and affect most, if not all, member states’, Dr Paul Dunn, chair of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, looks at developments in authentication holography.
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Reviewing the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) content in essential medicines failing quality analyses in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) reveals that more than 12 percent are substandard or falsified.
The problem of counterfeit medicines is becoming a tremendous burden to society. An edible security tag affixed to each medicine can provide track and trace measures with dose information and on-dose (in-dose) authentication. Furthermore, it serves as a last line of defence against illicit pharmaceutical products. Young Kim, Associate Head…
In EPR Issue 4, experts discuss implementing a global strategy to improve the sustainability of endotoxin testing, how to accelerate timelines for manufacture of multi-specific antibodies and the potential of oncolytic viruses as a therapy for glioblastoma. Also featured: progress towards smart vaccine manufacturing, an update on edible anticounterfeiting technology,…
The market for counterfeit pharmaceutical products remains strong, with dishonest actors proving perennially tenacious. Here, Rich Quelch offers guidance on the technologies and practices that are helping to impede fraudsters.
Best estimates suggest counterfeit drugs may account for as much as 50 percent of the sold online and 10 percent of those in circulation worldwide. With counterfeiters primarily replicating packaging to sell imitation products, here Ketaki Badhire of Future Market Insights explores the development of intelligent packaging in combatting counterfeit…
New anti-counterfeit technology, called a cyber-physical watermark, leverages edible fluorescent silk to identify medications.
At first glance pharmaceutical packaging such as a tablet carton or medicine bottle appears to be the simplest of things. However, the humble package serves multiple and varied needs and increasingly includes a surprising range of technology. Reddie & Grose LLP’s Zack Mummery, Dale Carter and Andy Attfield explain more.
This journal features articles discussing what knowledge could help the industry to prevent the next nitrosamine-like contamination event, the key steps when validating analytical techniques for cell and gene therapies and how artificial intelligence is shaping microbiology. Also in this issue, using Raman spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging to detect counterfeit…
WHO urges supply chain stakeholders to be vigilant, after falsified Covishield COVID-19 vaccines were identified in Uganda, India and Myanmar.
Pharmaceutical counterfeiting brought to the fore, as more than 3,000 saline filled vials being sold as COVID-19 vaccines were seized in Chinese police raids.
The AlpVision COVID-19 Initiative will provide pharma companies with access to use a crytoglyph on their medicine packaging for free.