2018 Biotechnology Awards

34 GHP / Biotechnology Awards 2018 , Since 1961, Micro- Tracers, Inc. has been devoted to manufacturing tracers used for quality assurance purposes by the animal feed industry. The microtracers have been formulated by Elanco (Eli Lilly), Zoetis (formerly Pfizer), and other major drug companies world- wide to identify their products as proprietary. Micro-Tracers is part of a group including Anresco, Inc., a commercial analytical laboratory providing analytical, consulting, and research services, primarily to the food industry. Micro-Tracers has now added to its product offering a novel, covert, edible, on- dose authentication solution for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry- namely, SECURtracers. The product was initially developed as an on-dose authentication solution for solid dosage form drugs, but it has since evolved to have applications on packaging and labelling, and it can be used for authentication of products throughout the supply chain and across industries. SECURtracers allow verification of a drug product ‘on-the-spot’ at the dose level, even when separated from the original packaging providing added brand protection and patient safety. BI180024 Best Pharmaceutical Analytical Tracer Manufacturer 2018 & Most Innovative Product Authentication Technology - SECURtracers Micro-Tracers, Inc. develops SECURtracers an on-dose and on-packaging authentication solution for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries to combat counterfeiting of proprietary products. We profile the firmand its unique solution to learnmore. Additionally, SECURtracers belong to a class of anti- counterfeiting technology known as Physical Chemical Identifiers or PCIDs, as defined by the FDA. In 2011, FDA published a second set of guidelines detailing the incorporation of PCIDs in solid oral-dosage form drugs. SECURtracers meets all outlined criteria. Uniquely, SECURtracers specifically addresses the problem of counterfeiting, product recall and return monitoring, product diversion, and quality control in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry. SECURtracers helps reduce liabilities, prevents loss of revenue, and provides brand protection. SECURtracers are manufactured using plasma etching technology widely used in the semi-conductor industry. The adaptation of this technology for manufacturing of these food- and pharmaceutical- grade PCIDs is not simple. It requires a team of chemists and chemical engineers with diverse education, experience and skills, making these tracers impossible to duplicate. What sets SECURtracers apart from other tracers is that they are made entirely of food- and pharmaceutical-grade GRAS (generally recognized as safe) materials by FDA. Particles 50-

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