Counterfeit drugs could be identified through nanotech bar codes

09/12/2013 | Health Tech Zone

TruTag Technologies has developed silicon dioxide-based bar codes that could be used with medications to authenticate their source of origin. The tiny bar codes can be turned into a powder that would be ingestible, if needed, Tracey Schelmetic writes. TruTag President Kent Mansfield said, "A gram of TruTag microparticles contains over 12 million unique tags."

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