MICRO-TAG: A NOVEL TECHNIQUE OF SECURITY IN PHARMACEUTICALSAbstract
According to FDA estimates about 10% of all drugs sold worldwide are counterfeit. Annual global trade in counterfeit goods is estimated to be $600 billion and growing. Counterfeit goods and drugs leads real threat to consumer safety as well as loss of companies brand value and profits. Till date, dosage authentication required forensic analysis in a laboratory which is a slow process involving application of sophisticated equipment. Now days to avoid counterfeiting of products many companies are coming with various techniques of product authentication. One of the newest, innovative securities ways is by applying micro-tags to the dosage. Unlike forensic systems, micro tags can provide quick, reliable, economical identification and authentication of a drug product in the field within a few minutes, without destroying the product. Not only this much, end-users also can monitor the tags with a simple, inexpensive, hand-held detection system. Each tag is unique and cannot be reverse-engineered by a counterfeiter. Micro-tag provides safe, easily implementable, reliable means of authentication of product.
Jayprakash S. Nogaja
SVERI’s College of Pharmacy, Pandharpur, Dist- Solapur, Maharashtra, India
19 September, 2012
26 November, 2012
28 December, 2012
01 January, 2013