Mold cavity fingerprints nab device counterfeiters


Fingerprints" specific to a particular mold are now being used to help identify medical device counterfeits.

At the heart of the approach is a patented Fingerprint technology from a Swiss company called AlpVision that enables companies to track and authenticate mass produced products manufactured in a mold with a scanner or an iPhone.

AlpVision (Vevey, Switzerland) and Nolato Medical (Torekov, Sweden) are joining forces to use the technology and advance strategies to protect primary plastic packaging and medical devices from companies attempting to mimic their products with fakes-a crime wave now accounting for $600 billion globally.
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