To fight the trillion-dollar global counterfeit drug problem, Dr. Hank Wuh, founder of TruTag technologies has come up with invisible, edible barcodes that can be planted right onto medicine to verify that the pills and tablets are authentic. “It’s (TruTag) is really a game-changer,” Wuh told FoxNews.com. The company’s “tags,” which have a melting temperature of 1,600 degrees, contain “millions of combinations of spectral data,” Wuh said. Manufacturing these structures is part of an elaborate process that involves breaking down the nanopore structures into “uniform-sized particles” that are “completely fabricated and sterilized in one, continuous process.” Essentially, a drug that has one of these microscopic “signatures” could easily be identified as genuine and not a fake. The tags are FDA-approved to be edible and ingestible.
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