Detecting counterfeit pharmaceuticals – Homeland Security News Wire

Researchers at Leicester University have used research in crime and space technology to develop a system for the detection of counterfeit pharmaceutical packaging. Professor George Fraser and Professor Martin Gill are heading the Spectral ID project based on work carried out by Leicester University spinout Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International (PRCI) and the university’s Space Research Center.

The project, which was shortlisted for the Innovation in Development category at the Lord Stafford Awards, aims to address the need for a system that can quickly and cheaply identify counterfeit drugs in the health care industry.