Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > NanoGuardian and Capsugel Announce Global Collaboration to Help Protect Medications From Counterfeiting and Illegal Diversion

Abstract:
Powerful alliance of industry leaders helps protect pharmaceutical supply chain

NanoGuardian and Capsugel Announce Global Collaboration to Help Protect Medications From Counterfeiting and Illegal Diversion

Skokie, IL | Posted on February 22nd, 2010

NanoGuardian™, a division of NanoInk® that delivers brand protection solutions to defend against illegal diversion and counterfeiting, announced today that it entered into a license agreement with Capsugel, a division of Pfizer and the global leader in providing capsule-based drug delivery systems, that gives Capsugel global access to NanoGuardian's NanoEncryption™ technology for the protection of capsule-based medications against counterfeiting and illegal diversion.

NanoGuardian's NanoEncryption technology works directly on capsules, tablets, vial caps, and single-use syringes to provide a layered security strategy consisting of overt, covert and forensic security features. NanoGuardian's multi-layered security provides a dual-protective benefit to manufacturers by fighting both counterfeiting and illegal diversion with a single technology. The overt and covert security features allow dose-level authentication at any point in a manufacturer's supply chain, while forensic NanoCodes™ provide comprehensive tracing information on each and every dose. NanoGuardian's technology provides a strong benefit over other on-dose technologies given that NanoGuardian's security features are implemented with no additional chemicals being added to the medication.

"Capsugel is committed to providing cutting-edge advancements in capsule dosage delivery technology. Given the concerning rise in counterfeit and illegally diverted medications throughout the world, we wanted to bring value to our customers by helping to protect their brands, companies, and the patients they serve. After evaluating available security technologies, we chose NanoGuardian as a technology partner because of the sophistication, sustainability and benefits of their NanoEncryption technology. This will allow our pharmaceutical customers to authenticate and trace every single dose, from plant-to-patient," said Guido Driesen, President and General Manager of Capsugel.

In addition to the traditional NanoGuardian model of using a proprietary machine to implement the NanoEncryption technology, Capsugel will offer pre-NanoEncrypted capsule shells to pharmaceutical companies, eliminating any significant additions to their current manufacturing process. Capsugel will market this new technology to current and future Capsugel customers and expects it to be able to supply NanoEncrypted capsules by mid-2010.

"NanoGuardian is a leader in the on-dose brand protection marketplace so it makes perfect sense for us to partner with the global leader in capsule-delivery systems. Together, NanoGuardian and Capsugel can extend product security and integrity to the dose level for capsule-based medications and help provide confidence to the millions of patients who rely on these medications for their health and well being," said James Hussey, chief executive officer of NanoGuardian.

####

About NanoGuardian
NanoGuardian™, a division of NanoInk®, focuses exclusively on delivering brand protection solutions to fight illegal diversion and counterfeiting. Anchored by NanoInk's novel NanoEncryption™ technology, NanoGuardian enables manufacturers to authenticate and trace the integrity of their products across the supply chain. More information about NanoGuardian is available at www.nanoguardian.net.

About Capsugel
Capsugel, a division of Pfizer Inc. with over 2,800 colleagues and 13 locations around the world, is a global leader in innovative dosage forms and solutions for the healthcare industry. Offering a comprehensive array of products and services, from hard gelatin, softgel, and vegetarian capsules, to innovative R&D equipment and liquid formulations as part of its Licaps® Drug Delivery System, Capsugel is at the forefront of drug delivery innovation providing support to customers from formulation to final production. For more information about Capsugel, visit www.capsugel.com.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Joshua Taustein
Dresner Corporate Services for NanoGuardian
(312) 780-7219


David Gutierrez
Dresner Corporate Services for NanoGuardian
(312) 780-7204


Alyssa Augustine
Director of Communications for Capsugel
(908) 901-6584

Copyright © NanoGuardian

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

A Tougher Tooth: A new dental restoration composite developed by UCSB scientists proves more durable than the conventional material August 22nd, 2017

Nagoya physicists resolve long-standing mystery of structure-less transition: Nagoya University-led team of physicists use a synchrotron radiation X-ray source to probe a so-called 'structure-less' transition and develop a new understanding of molecular conductors August 21st, 2017

Tokai University research: Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging August 21st, 2017

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

Law enforcement/Anti-Counterfeiting/Security/Loss prevention

Leti Announces Backside Shield that Protects Microchips from Physical Attacks March 8th, 2017

NUS engineers develop low-cost, flexible terahertz radiation source for fast, non-invasive screening: Novel invention presents promising applications in spectroscopy, safety surveillance, cancer diagnosis, imaging and communication February 1st, 2017

Strength of hair inspires new materials for body armor January 18th, 2017

Dressing a metal in various colors: DGIST research developed a technology to coat metal with several nanometers of semiconducting materials January 17th, 2017

Nanomedicine

Tokai University research: Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging August 21st, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Freeze-dried foam soaks up carbon dioxide: Rice University scientists lead effort to make novel 3-D material August 16th, 2017

Gold shines through properties of nano biosensors: Researchers discover that fluorescence in ligand-protected gold nanoclusters is an intrinsic property of the gold particles themselves August 16th, 2017

Announcements

A Tougher Tooth: A new dental restoration composite developed by UCSB scientists proves more durable than the conventional material August 22nd, 2017

Nagoya physicists resolve long-standing mystery of structure-less transition: Nagoya University-led team of physicists use a synchrotron radiation X-ray source to probe a so-called 'structure-less' transition and develop a new understanding of molecular conductors August 21st, 2017

Tokai University research: Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging August 21st, 2017

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology announces a new partner in Korea August 15th, 2017

Moving at the Speed of Light: University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays: Program is major milestone for AIM Photonics August 10th, 2017

Technology Companies Join Forces for TEM Imaging and Analysis August 3rd, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and VeriSilicon To Enable Single-Chip Solution for Next-Gen IoT Networks: Integrated solution leverages GF’s 22FDX® technology to decrease power, area, and cost for NB-IoT and LTE-M applications July 14th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project