This 150+ page report, produced in April 2016, is a treasure trove of over 40 exciting nano and other advanced technologies relevant to preventing counterfeiting, most having cross sectoral applications and many with a track–and-trace capability.
Over 50 companies and research institutes that have invented, developed and commercialised these technologies, with relevance across all industry sectors, are included, with contact details for each.
Also included are 7 important review papers covering counterfeit drugs, textiles and fashion, and 3-D printing.
Introduction – some counterfeiting facts and figures
Counterfeiting in the Pharmaceutical Industries
Security Inks with Encoded Microtaggant Particles
Silver Nanoparticle Inks
Randomly Distributed Nanowires
Easy Ambient Sonic-Spray Ionization Mass Spectrometry.
Luminescent Fingerprint Technology.
Nanorods and nanopatterning
A Mould Insert for a QR Code Pattern, Produced at Micro and Nano Length Scales.
Nano Particle-Based Taggants
Injection Moulded Holograms Within Glass Syringes and Vials.
A Microstructured Secured and Self-Verification System for Track-And-Trace
Hologram Intaglio Authentication with QR Verification
RFID Device Featuring Readable Technology and an Optical Hologram.
Spectrally Coded Silica Microtags
Optics, Laser, Plasma and Radiation / Matter Interaction - based Marking System
DNA in anti-counterfeit
DNA Authentication for Packaging
DNA Anti-Counterfeiting for Textiles
DNA Tags in Fuel Oils (Research Paper)
Encapsulated DNA in Milk Production Labelling (Research Paper)
New Nanocrystals for Rapid Diagnostics and Anti-Drug Counterfeiting.
Particle-Based Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Data-Fraud Technology
Spray-On, Embedded Invisible QR-Style Ciphers
Nanotag Luminescent Fingerprint Anti-Counterfeiting Technology.
Quantum Dots for 3D Printing Anti-Counterfeit Techniques
Gold Nanometer Fluorophores
Etched Security Identification Codes
Unique Fingerprint Technology using Nano and Micro Materials as Tags
Nano-Based Security Graphic Designs, Printing and Mobile Technologies
Anti-Counterfeiting Labels with Hidden Images
Printable Nano Technology Material Products using 3D ink.
Transparent Hologram Anti-Counterfeiting Film
Nanoparticles Which Glow Under UV Light
Nano-Optic Technology Using Indentations
Identification by Luminescent Nanoparticles
Printed Liquid Crystal Lasers
Review 1: Counterfeit Antibiotics Worldwide; Public Health Risks.
Review 2: Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeit Drugs Market to be Driven by Government Mandates
Review 3: Identification of Fake Drugs
Review 4: Tackling Pharmaceutical Counterfeits: Beyond Packaging.
Review 5: Fighting Counterfeiting in Textiles and the Fashion Industry
Review 6: As 3D Printing Comes of Age – How will 3D Printing Combat Counterfeiting Products?
Review 7: SPACT (Centre for Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeit Technology) Research‘Nuggets’
Appendix 2: Companies vs Sector Applications
- Applied DNA Sciences
- Authentix Inc
- Bilcare Technologies
- BrandAuthen (A Sun Innovation Company)
- Cabro Spa
- Cybra Corporation
- Dna Technologies
- Flint Group
- Haelixa (Prev: Genuine-Id)
- Impinj Corporation
- Jamison RFID
- Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Kaist)
- Nano 4 U
- Nano Dimension
- Nanotech Security Corp.
- Naomarq, An Alcen Company
- Promotron Holdings Corporation
- Quantum Materials Corporation
- Shanghai Henglei Hologram Co.,Ltd
- Sofmat Ltd.
- Spectra Systems Corporation (Incorporating Inksure Technologies)
- Tracerco (Part of Johnson Matthey)
- Trimble, Thingmagic Division
- Trutag Technologies