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Technology Antibody systems
 
Protection strategy Product authentication
Type Covert or coded feature
System Forensic Markers
Medium Medicine
Authentication/Identificaton Authentication
Traceability No
Cost Price on request
Required equipment antibodies kit, can be portable
Vertification level Whichever possess the adequate equipment for screening
N.B.
Description Recognition of specific chemical markers using antibodies which bind with those markers. The antibodies can be packaged into portable field kits
 
Strengths High sensitivity;
Low level of false-positive readings;
Very large number of combinations of target/antibody making this systems hard to circumvent (secure);
 
Limitations Testing method is generally destructive of the sample;
Difficult conditions of storage (antibodies often require refrigeration);
Cost;
Requires specific equipment;
 
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