Anti-counterfeit edible integral lens array for pharmaceuticals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$114,827.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43FD003890-01A1
Award Id:
n/a
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-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602673188
Principal Investigator:
JAY STOCKLEY
(303) 604-0077
JSTOCKLEY@BNONLINEAR.COM
Business Contact:
JAY STOCKLEY
(303) 604-0077
MTANNER@BNONLINEAR.COM
Research Institution:
Stub




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.

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