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TamperStop has Received Two US Patents and 31 Claims for Anti-Counterfeit and Anti-Tamper Technology for Pharmaceutical Vial Closures

TamperStop has over 23 years of experience working with crosslinked polymers to achieve dramatic increases in strength and temperature resistance. Only 100% FDA approved polymers are used, with softening points in excess of 290°F.

Sales of the product and licensing of the technology are limited exclusively to US and EU recognized pharmaceutical companies.

Counterfeit, tampered and adulterated medications are an increasing problem. Current estimates by Frost and Sullivan suggest that 7%-13% of all medications prescribed and sold in the US are either counterfeit or employ outright faked materials. Combined with hospital errors for incorrect dosage, the total resulting loss of life worldwide has been estimated by the World Health Organization as in excess of 700,000/yr.

Fortunately, to date no terrorist activity has involved the use of counterfeit drug containers as a facilitator for their actions. That said, it would still be wise to be prepared with various options, for all eventualities.

Based on independent testing of 13mm vial caps, Tamperstop products are both completely functional for the application, and can economically replace aluminum crimp-on seals, while offering several improvements in manufacturing, technology and customer safety.

Patented claims and features:

  • Permanently attached tamper-evident 13mm and 20mm vial PolyCaps
  • No Al2O3 debris generation
  • Meets all sterilization temperatures up to 305°F
  • Final capping-sealing can now be moved back into clean-room environments
  • Meets EPC global / EPCIS pedigree mandates
  • Multiple, overlapping, reverse-compatible security layers
  • Customer friendly: twist, parental or breakaway tamper-evident seals
  • Punchy raised print, embossing and holograms for marketing at no additional cost
  • RFID tamper-indicating and non-alterable pedigree tracking
  • 100% compatible with in-line capping, sealing, sterilization and freeze drying
  • Crosslinked polymers cannot be analyzed or reverse-engineered by counterfeiters
  • 1D through 3D bar codes can now be ‘molded-into’ polymer closures
  • Holograms for digital information storage and product authentication can also be ‘molded-in’
  • Available technology for embedded, digital encryption of bar codes, holograms, and even corporate logos
  • Non-reversible, thermo-chromic and phase-shifting tamper indicators for visual identification
  • Dramatic cost savings over all other capping and sealing materials and technologies
  • Available in virtually any color

For more information, please contact us or visit our website.

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