Chair for Drug Formulation and Delivery

    Strategies to prevent counterfeiting of drugs


    Congratulations on the new contribution regarding the safety of drugs. The approach encodes tablet codings with monodisperse PEGs. Working in a sense of a binary code, several of these PEG polymers can be used to tamper-proof individual charges of tablets and directly contribute to patient safety.




    “Reprinted from European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Ilko D., Steiger C., et al, Tamper-proof tablets for distinction between counterfeit and originator drugs through PEG coding, [Epub ahead of print], Copyright 2015 November 22, with kind permission from Elsevier.”


    Von S. Zügner