Sep 2019: TrustedMeds4U on Linkedin.
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Feb 2019: TrustedMeds4U opens Germany technical facility.
Our technical facility in Lörrach, Germany, is equipped with our high-speed scanning systems for pharmaceutical dosage forms. These allow us to capture digital signature information from tablets - including unique information tied to the original materials and production, and encrypted tracking data used for authentication and track & trace purposes. The facility supports the pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting, anti-tampering and track & trace systems developed by nano4U AG.
Feb 2019: Completion of SRAP Feasibility Study highlights product recall issues and the anticipated Positive Impact of SRAP Solutions.
The SRAP feasibility study led by nano4U AG and concluded in late 2018 shows some nervousness in the pharmaceutical industry regarding the levels of product recalls and the ability to truly authenticate products in the supply chain. The EU Falsified Medicines Directive has introduced a complex supply chain tracking system for prescription medicines in Europe. However, this does not authenticate the product but only checks its secondary packaging (carton). Authentication of the product itself (as opposed to its packaging code) normally requires breaking open of the primary packaging making the medication unusable or destroying it. SRAP technology offers a solution to this problem by allowing authentication of the product itself and complete protection against tampering - in a serialisation-compatible way if needed - without removing the product from its packaging, removing it to a lab, adding anything to the tablet recipe, and with or without a database. This is seen as a breakthrough technology that can be applied in the pharmaceutical industry to substantially reduce the risks associated with recalls (financial and other), as well as fundamentally improving the safety of patients.
This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement Nr. 808887.