InfraTrac uses spectroscopy to distinguish counterfeits. Your sample is tested by an instrument that graphs its components’ responses to light, and generates a simple yes-no: Match/No Match. A lab spectrometer is the size of a breadbox, with a standard desktop computer as its interface. For field use, pocket spectrometers are now available. Either version can be operated by a technician without any lab background.
Fast and decisive. In as little as 1 second, your sample is analyzed, and then compared to a database of stored information. If it does not match a known batch, it isn’t legitimate. It’s a counterfeit.
Accurate and easy to use. InfraTrac’s results are highly precise, and can distinguish brands, dates of manufacture, batches, improper handling, and adulterants. Tag your substance using InfraTrac’s patented system, and you can track your materials accurately throughout the supply chain. It’s fast, inexpensive, and fits your current manufacturing process.
InfraTrac CEO Dr. Sharon Flank demonstrates how light-based innovation advances the fight against counterfeiters
Counterfeiting strikes wherever there are profits to be made. InfraTrac’s chemical codes provide packaging protection that can be checked in seconds, anywhere in the supply chain. Use the coded polymer film for shrinkwrap, neckbands, blister packs, bottle sleeves, ingredient packaging, or snack packs. Protect metal, paperboard, labels, plastic. It’s an anti-counterfeiting layer that’s tamperproof, too.
InfraTrac’s in-dose fingerprinting offers a way to tag the substance itself, by varying the inactive ingredients. The InfraTrac approach is FDA- and EU-friendly, so you can tag drugs without needing new government approval.
Some counterfeits are relatively faithful copies of the drug, but are expired, diverted, or diluted. Many, however, bear little resemblance to the real thing. Patented medicines are expensive and are an obvious target, but generics and over-the-counter medications are subject to counterfeiting as well. Counterfeiting problems affect tablets and capsules, powders, liquids, injectables, and vaccines.
Scarce medications are counterfeited, such as Tamiflu. Expensive therapies for AIDS have been copied for several years. Cancer drugs have attracted counterfeiters as well. These counterfeits are not sloppy knockoffs you could recognize at a glance. They require detailed scrutiny, and often the first indication of a problem comes from a patient who has already been harmed.
The counterfeits don’t just show up in third world countries and internet pharmacies, either: they’ve made their way into your local hospital and the pharmacy down the street. They may have infiltrated the drugs you take: cholesterol-lowering statins, steroids, impotence drugs, insulin, antibiotics and analgesics.
The revolution in 3D printing is enabling distributed production of high-value goods at a scale unprecedented in the history of manufacturing. This technology also unleashes an opportunity to counterfeit goods to an equally unprecedented extent. InfraTrac’s innovative anti-counterfeiting solution protects your 3D printed products permanently and invisibly. Our unique chemical fingerprints authenticate objects with an under-the-skin layer (detectable with a spectrometer, a handheld special light).
Counterfeiting has struck the chemical industry. Counterfeiting of agricultural chemicals threatens our food supply, affecting feedstuffs, field pesticides and fertilizers, and can even touch our homes and our pets, in products like flea powder and veterinary medicine.
Plastic medical devices – intra-aortic pumps, stethoscopes, sphygmomanometers - have also been counterfeited. Even paint has a counterfeiting problem.
InfraTrac makes it possible to distinguish different brands, octanes, even origins of gasoline. It can tell apart different brands of motor oil, by weight, additives, even production date.
InfraTrac offers a way to tag the object itself, with a proprietary formulation, paint, or plastic, so that the authentication is part of the product, not attached separately. The InfraTrac approach is FDA- and EU-friendly, and can be used on food and drugs, agricultural chemicals, and medical devices.
The good news is that no one is counterfeiting hazardous waste. But we do want to be able to figure out where it’s coming from, so they can take responsibility for cleanup. InfraTrac’s analysis makes it possible for producers, either voluntarily or under regulation, to tag their ingredients so that their products can be uniquely identified.
Counterfeiting and diversion plague the personal products industry. Shampoo labeled for sale in Romania shows up at a street market in London. Soap for sale in Mexico has a tendency to sneak north of the border. Expensive cosmetics and perfumes are dogged by fakes. Counterfeit perfume is cheaper, certainly, but it can be made with urine, burn the skin or cause a rash, and it doesn’t smell good after an hour or two.
InfraTrac’s chemical codes protect your product, with shrinkwrap, neckbands, blister packs, bottle sleeves, or snack packs. Trust your supply chain? What’s at the bottom of that drum? Wouldn’t it be safer if your ingredients came in verifiable plastic packaging?
InfraTrac’s patented technology offers a way to tag the substance itself, by varying the inactive ingredients. The InfraTrac approach is FDA- and EU-friendly, so you can tag regulated products without needing new government approval.
Counterfeit electronic parts are generally shoddy replicas, and have been directly responsible for accidents and even deaths. InfraTrac makes it possible to tag the metal or plastic itself, or create a proprietary paint that quickly marks a part as authentic.
Counterfeiting follows the money, and luxury goods have proved a lucrative market, selling quickly and funding terrorists. To protect their brands, companies resort to attaching various tags, holograms, and security markers. InfraTrac offers a way to tag the substance itself, with a proprietary paint, thread, or plastic, so that the authentication is part of the product, not attached separately.