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Technology Disintegration test
 
Protection strategy Product authentication
Type Analytical technique
System Laboratory based
Medium Medicine (pill form only)
Authentication/Identificaton Authentication
Traceability No
Cost Price on request
Required equipment Solvents in some cases
Vertification level Authorities with the adequate equipment;
Laboratories
N.B.
Description Test of the frangibility/hardness of the pill (by hand): a genuine medicine cannot be crushed between a thumb and a finger.
Dissolution test: the suspected product is dissolved in water or in a specific solvent and comparing with the dissolution rate of a reference product
 
Strengths Rapid;
Easy to use;
Low cost;
Can be used on the field;
 
Limitations Requires specific equipment (solvents if the pill is not soluble in water);
Destruction of the packaging and the pill;
Pill form only;
Requires dissolution reference of genuine product or the genuine product itself;
 
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