What is it about?

It can roughly be expected that ca. 10% of medicines enter the worldwide market as counterfeits. In highly developed countries, counterfeit medicines account for ca. 1% of the total controlled market. In this article, we present different instrumental techniques and chemometric methods that assist in the detection of counterfeit medicines.

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Why is it important?

Counterfeit medicines pose a serious threat to public health, and therefore their detection is a priority.


Rapid and reliable instrumental techniques combined with efficient chemometric data analysis are very helpful in the high-throughput detection of counterfeit drugs.

Professor Michal Daszykowski
University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

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This page is a summary of: Chemometrics and the identification of counterfeit medicines—A review, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, August 2016, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2016.04.016.
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