Despite advancements in anti-counterfeiting technologies, vulnerabilities still exist, which allow the identities of goods to be faked. Research from PwC suggests the problem lies in the macroscopic nature of these identities; RFIDs, holograms, fingerprints and irises can all be copied or cloned. This poses problems for pharmaceuticals as it means that drugs that contain no active ingredients, incorrect amounts, or incorrect ingredients can still be produced and passed off as authentic.
At Quantum Base however we have created the world’s first unbreakable anti-counterfeit tag, our Q-ID® solution, which cannot be copied, cloned or faked. These are simply authenticated by a standard smartphone in real-time, allowing billions of global end consumers to be the custodian of medicine authenticity, armed with nothing more than a smartphone.
We can provide an immediate Q-ID® solution at box and foil level, and we are currently developing a solution which can be placed at individual pill level, after clinical trials.