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On-Packaging and On-Dosage Product Authentication Solutions

Rue du Clos 12,
1800 Vevey,
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AlpVision is the world’s leader in invisible technologies for product authentication and counterfeit protection. In 2001 the company invented a breakthrough authentication technology which is widely used by Forbes 2000 companies, including many in the pharmaceutical industry. AlpVision reached profitability in 2003 and has grown steadily ever since.

Cryptoglyph® is the patented on-packaging protection solution and Fingerprint™ is the patented on-dosage protection solution commercialised worldwide under licence agreements and turnkey IT systems.

On-packaging invisible anti-counterfeit solution

Primary packaging, such as blister packs, and secondary packaging, such as folding boxes and labels, are protected against counterfeiting with AlpVision’s proprietary Cryptoglyph technology. Cryptoglyph is the only security process in the world that provides an invisible marking with standard ink and standard printing processes (offset, rotogravure, flexography, laser, inkjet, etc.).

Cryptoglyph is easily integrated into any current packaging and labelling production line with no incremental production cost. The Cryptoglyph covert on-packaging security feature is produced without any change in the production process and without alteration of the production speed.

Microscopic detail of Cryptoglyph invisible micro dots printed on the packaging by offset printing.
Fingerprint of two flip-off top dosage showing identical microscopic surface irregularities created by the mould cavity.
A simple standard office flatbed scanner is used to capture an image of part of the packaging or the dosage container in order to carry out an automated ‘genuine-or-fake’ verification.

On-dosage protection for vials, moulded containers and medical parts

The Fingerprint process detects and records the unique ‘fingerprint’ of microscopic surface irregularities created by the tooling or mould cavities used for producing the parts. The process only requires the recording of a digital reference image or ‘template’ of each mould cavity used in the production of the moulded parts. It follows that only a limited number of templates are necessary to authenticate the entire production of moulded containers or other plastic parts.

Local and remote product authentication via standard office flatbed scanners

Both on-packaging and on-dosage authentication solutions are performed locally or remotely.

For a local authentication, simply scan the product using a computer installed with the AlpVision exclusive authentication application. Your product is authenticated immediately and your local computer displays a genuine or fake message on the screen.

For a remote authentication, scan the product with an office scanner and send the scanned image file to your secured remote server via the Internet. The server will return a genuine or fake message immediately.

To some extent a camera phone can be used instead of an office scanner.

White Papers

Press Releases

  • AlpVision to Exhibit at Pharmapack 2011

    AlpVision is pleased to announce that it will be attending Pharmapack 2011, taking place on 23-24 February in Paris, France. The company will present a complete range of covert product authentication solutions applicable to various packaging components as well as dose items at their booth #234. <

  • US Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator Course Uses Cryptoglyph

    AlpVision is very proud to announce that its Cryptoglyph anti-counterfeiting and document protection solution has been included in a major training platform, which offers a certified computer hacking and forensic investigator training course. This five-day training course includes the C

  • 'Black Horn': New Tool for Rapid Cryptoglyph Verification

    AlpVision has developed a new tool to rapidly verify the presence or the absence of Cryptoglyph invisible marking on packaging. This new system enables instant authentication of a folding box secured with the Cryptoglyph technology at a speed of up to 15 detections per second. The authe

  • AlpVision Launches North American Sales Activities at PackExpo 2010

    The PackExpo 2010 edition in Chicago, US, on 31 October - 3 November 2010 was the opportunity for AlpVision to launch its North American sales activities based at its newly opened regional office, located in the Sears Tower (Willis Tower), 84th floor. The stand was manned by the newly

  • AlpVision Opens North American Regional Office in Chicago

    AlpVision, the world's leader in invisible technologies for product authentication and counterfeit protection, has selected Chicago, Illinois, for its North American regional office. The office opened on 13 September 2010, with the mission to better support the US and Canadian branches of AlpVisi

  • AlpVision to Showcase Products at Pack Expo 2010

    AlpVision will be exhibiting at Pack Expo 2010, which is taking place 31 October - 3 November in Chicago, Illinois. AlpVision will be at booth #4471 in the North Hall, McCormick Place. Come along to find out more about our on-packaging and on-dosage product authentication solutions.

  • AlpVision to Participate at the Global GS1 Healthcare Conference

    AlpVision will participate at the Global GS1 Healthcare Conference, which will be held 22-24 June 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland. The pharmaceutical industry is an important part of the AlpVision portfolio for delivering proven product authentication solutions. New regulations a

  • AlpVision Secures Important New US Patent

    AlpVision has recently been granted an important patent in the US (part of AlpVision's portfolio of 35 patents), which applies to the use of low-resolution office document scanners for detection of high-security Cryptoglyph based on extremely small dots invisible to the naked eye, printed with

  • AlpVision to Showcase Fingerprint at Pharmapack

    AlpVision will showcase Fingerprint™, a world-leading technology for authentication of genuine medicine tablets without any markings, at the Pharmapack exhibition in Paris, to be held on the 1-2 February 2010. Roland Meylan, AlpVision's co-founder, will feature in a session on

  • AlpVision Maintains Profitability in 2009 for Fifth Consecutive Year

    Despite a weak global economy affecting businesses, who were faced with the need to shrink expenses and investments, AlpVision was able to maintain its profitability in 2009 for the fifth consecutive year. This was achieved even while increasing the company's headcount and office space by 25%

  • AlpVision to Exhibit and Speak at Pharmapack 2010

    AlpVision will exhibit and speak at Pharmapack 2010, which will be held 1-2 February at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, France, at stand number B04. We will make demonstrations and present our cost-effective invisible anti-counterfeiting solutions to protect off-product (primary, secon

  • AlpVision Launches Anti-Counterfeiting System at INTERPHEX 2009

    AlpVision launched a new solution at INTERPHEX 2009 in New York. Using an ordinary office scanner it is now possible to distinguish counterfeit medicine tablets from authentic ones without additional marking on the tablets and with no incremental production costs. AlpVision expanded its


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