WuXi PharmaTech and TruTag Technologies Complete Successful Testing of Edible On-Dose Authentication Solution for Pharmaceuticals
Aug 10, 2015
Covert, edible technology can be used to manage the pharmaceutical supply chain, prevent counterfeiting or diversion, and provide product informatics
TruTags offer a unique solution for drug manufacturers, allowing a digital scan of a drug to confirm its authenticity and reveal provenance information such as manufacturing location, dosage, images of packaging, expiration date, supply chain data, and lot or batch number. WuXi and TruTag Technologies announced their alliance in 2014, including an investment by the
TruTags have a number of benefits for pharmaceutical manufacturers that were confirmed in this joint testing:
- TruTags can be applied to qualifying solid oral dosage form (SODF) products using a consistent, repeatable process.
- No new manufacturing equipment and changes in manufacturing processes are needed.
- After application on manufactured tablets, TruTags are successfully detected using TruTag's proprietary optical detection device.
- Apart from this detection process, TruTags are covert and not visually identifiable and remain with the tablet for its entire life.
- Once applied, the TruTag solution did not affect the stability or dissolution properties of API drugs in completed accelerated open and closed bottle testing.
Implementing the TruTag solution on existing drugs requires minimal regulatory reporting changes for drug manufacturers and complies with the physical-chemical identifier (PCID) guidance issued by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administrationin 2011.
WuXi and TruTag will now begin further testing of TruTags on additional API products. They will also produce a technical white paper for the industry detailing the results of the application method and practice, the detection process and data collection, and outcomes of dissolution and stability testing. TruTag is already working with several multinational pharmaceutical companies in pilot testing for broad deployment of this technology in marketed SODF drugs and product candidates.
"We are very excited about these results," said Dr.
President of TruTag Technologies, commented, "We are excited to confirm these results in testing conducted with our partner
"One can think of TruTags as a form of edible PIATS, or Product Identification Authentication Tracking System, which can be embedded into a product like unique fingerprints," said
About TruTag Technologies:
TruTag Technologies is the developer of a leading edible, covert security platform to address the trillion-dollar global illicit product challenge and the
The TruTag® security platform provides superior brand protection, enhances the safety and traceability of food and medicine, improves tracking and logistics, assures product quality, optimizes efficiency in clinical trial administration, provides informatics for product and component tracking through the supply chain, and enables the Internet of Things. TruTag Technologies, Inc., is a 2014 Technology Pioneer as selected by the
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