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Anti-counterfeit edible integral lens array for pharmaceuticals

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
R43FD003890
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
FDA
Solicitation Number:
PA10-050
Small Business Information
Boulder Nonlinear Systems, Inc.
450 Courtney Way, Unit 107 Lafayette, CO 80026-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Anti-counterfeit edible integral lens array for pharmaceuticals
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43FD003890-01A1
Award Amount: $114,827.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to demonstrate the feasibility of encoding pharmaceutical tablets using UV laser marking technology and edible integral lens array imagery as an anti-counterfeit device where individual tablets can each be uniquely coded with a hologram-like marker with a matching, non-edible, hologram-like marker placed on the outside of the bottle or as a security seal around the cap. Materials to be considered for the edible lens array are listed on the FDA's generally recognized as safe (GRAS) inventory. The integral lens array provides a means to read the markings but cannot readily be used to alter the markings. This provides traceability as well as security analogous to public key encryption. In addition to the benefit to public safety, such capability could be used by the FDA as a standardized method for pharmaceutical inventory. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The successful demonstration of the feasibility of the pharmaceutical laser marking method proposed here will,on further development, provide a means to fight pharmaceutical counterfeiting and thereby safeguard public health.

Principal Investigator:

Jay E. Stockley
303-604-0077
JSTOCKLEY@BNONLINEAR.COM

Business Contact:

Jay Stockley
303-604-0077
MTANNER@BNONLINEAR.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

BOULDER NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, INC.
BOULDER NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, INC. 450 COURTNEY WAY, UNIT 107 LAFAYETTE, CO 80026-

EIN/Tax ID: 184111806
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No