Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

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

Light pulses control graphene's electrical behavior: Finding could allow ultrafast switching of conduction, and possibly lead to new broadband light sensors August 1st, 2014

President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2014 Kavli Prizes August 1st, 2014

Stanford researchers seek 'Holy Grail' in battery design: Pure lithium anode closer to reality with development of protective layer of interconnected carbon domes August 1st, 2014

Air Force’s 30-year plan seeks 'strategic agility' August 1st, 2014

Law enforcement/Anti-Counterfeiting/Security/Loss prevention

Self-assembling nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis: Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumours, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier July 16th, 2014

Projecting a Three-Dimensional Future: TAU researchers develop holography technology that could change the way we view the world July 9th, 2014

Nanotechnology that will impact the Security & Defense sectors to be discussed at NanoSD2014 conference July 8th, 2014

Let there be light: Chemists develop magnetically responsive liquid crystals - UC Riverside discovery has applications in signage, posters, writing tablets, billboards and anti-counterfeit technology June 26th, 2014

Nanomedicine

Taking the guesswork out of cancer therapy: New molecular test kit predicts patient’s survival and drug response August 1st, 2014

Arrowhead to Report Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results- Conference Call Scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - July 31st, 2014

New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut July 30th, 2014

Zenosense, Inc. July 29th, 2014

Announcements

Light pulses control graphene's electrical behavior: Finding could allow ultrafast switching of conduction, and possibly lead to new broadband light sensors August 1st, 2014

President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2014 Kavli Prizes August 1st, 2014

Stanford researchers seek 'Holy Grail' in battery design: Pure lithium anode closer to reality with development of protective layer of interconnected carbon domes August 1st, 2014

Air Force’s 30-year plan seeks 'strategic agility' August 1st, 2014

Alliances/Partnerships/Distributorships

Nature inspires a greener way to make colorful plastics July 30th, 2014

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Names NanoSperse as A SWeNT Certified Compounder July 29th, 2014

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering™: Brand-new journal names editor July 29th, 2014

A*STAR and industry form S$200M semiconductor R&D July 25th, 2014

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







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE