publication . Conference object . 2015

ATR-FTIR for rapid detection and quantification of counterfeit medicines

Ogwu, John; Lawson, Graham; Tanna, Sangeeta;
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  • Published: 03 Jul 2015
  • Publisher: The Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Country: United Kingdom
From therapeutic to lifestyle medicines, the counterfeiting of medicines has been on the rise in recent times [1]. Estimates indicate that about 10% of medicines worldwide are counterfeits with much higher figures in developing countries [2]. Currently, the rapid screening of medicines is a challenge leaving many patients at risk [1]. This study considered the potential use of Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) for rapid quantitative analysis of tablet formulations. ATR-FTIR requires minimal sample preparation as it only requires crushing the tablet before analysis unlike the conventional methods where time-consuming ...
free text keywords: counterfeit medicine, ATR-FTIR, quantification, identification
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