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Technology Colorimetry
 
Protection strategy Product authentication
Type Analytical technique
System Laboratory based
Medium Medicine
Authentication/Identificaton Authentication
Traceability No
Cost Price on request
Required equipment Colorimetry kit
Vertification level Authorities with the adequate equipment;
Laboratories
N.B. Erez Forensic Technology, Merk
Description Test of the API (active pharmaceutical ingredient): a reagent specific for a certain type of API is put in contact with the suspected product, the absence of color change or a weak reaction may indicate that the product is counterfeit. This technique is usually used as an initial test, should be completed with additional analysis. Easy to use on the field.
 
Strengths Rapid;
Easy to use;
Low cost;
Semi-qualitative;
Test of the medicine itself;
Can be used on the field;
 
Limitations Requires specific equipment (specific reagent for each API we want to test);
Destruction of the packaging and the pill (powder form or liquid only);
 
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