cGMP, Regulatory Compliance and Brand Protection

Counterfeit pharmaceutical products are a growing global problem and a concern for both manufacturers and consumers. The global trade in counterfeit goods is booming, with a 2007 report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) putting a value of counterfeit goods crossing international borders at more than $250 billion.

Consumer goods, chemicals/pesticides, food/beverage products, and precious gems are all targets for counterfeiters. Topping the list of dangers are counterfeit pharmaceuticals, which includes products that contain potentially harmful substances and products that contain little or no amount of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). As a result, the demand for fast and effective counterfeit pharmaceutical screening methods at border control has increased significantly.

Quality Control / Quality Assurance Solution

Field-portable counterfeit pharmaceutical screening is achievable using Progeny 1064nm handheld Raman. Brand Security teams and regulatory enforcement agencies now have the power to perform chemical composition analysis:

  • Quickly determine product authenticity
  • Rapidly identify counterfeits
  • Immediately remove dangerous imitations from the supply chain