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The authentication times march 2015 volume 9 issue 26

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the 26th edition of our newsletter “The Authentication Times”.

Various Government authorities across the globe consider drug counterfeiting to be a major issue and coming with various policy measures in order to fight against this menace. The Indian Government has also mandated for all pharmaceutical firms to build track and trace capability for exports using barcode technology at three levels of packaging: primary, secondary and tertiary. Although the Government is doing work at the policy level, there is a clear need to involve all stakeholders in the efforts in fighting this menace.

The mandates to serialize all pharmaceutical products is a challenge for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Keeping in view, we decided to cover a story highlighting “Overview on Pharmaceutical Serialisation”. The issue also covers our series of article on “Authentication Technologies”. The current article will give an overview of key available anti-counterfeiting technologies to be followed by anti-tamper technology and track and trace technologies. Apart from this the issue also covers the industry updates including news, counterfeit seizure report, appointment, global patents and upcoming events.

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The authentication times march 2015 volume 9 issue 26

  1. 1. 1 The Authentication Times Issue 26 TheAuthenticationTimesMarch 2015 | Volume 9 | Issue 26 The official newsletter of Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) Serializationfor the Pharmaceutical industry: An overview
  2. 2. 2 The Authentication Times Issue 26 Diverse technologies, common goal.
  3. 3. 3 The Authentication Times Issue 26 Dear Reader, Welcome to the 26th edition of our newsletter “The Authentication Times”. Various Government authorities across the globe consider drug counterfeiting to be a major issue and coming with various policy measures to fight against this menace. The Indian Government has also mandated for all pharmaceutical firms to build track and trace capability for exports using barcode technology at three levels of packaging: primary, secondary and tertiary. Although the Government is doing work at the policy level, there is a clear need to involve all stakeholders in the efforts in fighting this menace. The mandates to serialized all pharmaceutical products are challenge for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Keeping in view of this problem, we decided to cover a story on “Serialization for Pharmaceutical industry: An overview.” The issue also covers our series of article on “Authentication technologies”. The current article will give an overview of key available anti-counterfeiting technologies to be followed by anti-tamper technology and track and trace technologies. Apart from this the issue also covers the industry updates including news, counterfeit seizure report, appointment, global patents and upcoming events. Do send us your feedback/critics at With Best Regards, C S Jeena Editor In this issue 6 11 Viewpoint Industry updates Appointments 16 Counterfeit seizure report 17 Global patents 18 Upcoming events 19 News bytes Anti-counterfeiting technologies: An overview 4 An overview for the Pharmaceutical industry: Serialization
  4. 4. 4 The Authentication Times Issue 26 News Bytes European medicines verification Organisation (EMVO) established to combat falsified medicines Smart Septa System uses RFID to authenticate medications Brussels: Major European healthcare stakeholders have taken a significant step towards securing the legitimate pharmaceutical supply chain against the risk of falsified medicines, as required by the EU Falsified Medicines Directive. EAEPC, the European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies, EFPIA, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, EGA, the European Generic and Biosimilar medicines Association, GIRP, the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers and PGEU, the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union, have on 13 February 2015, announced the establishment of the European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO). EMVO, a not-for-profit stakeholder organisation incorporated in Luxembourg, representsakeytooltocombatthe emergence of falsified medicines in the EU legitimate supply chain and improve patient safety. It represents the culmination of four years of intensive work towards a dependable and secure pharmaceutical verification system. Financed in the initial stages by the pharmaceutical industry, EMVO will now assume responsibility for the European Hub, which links national verification systems throughout Europe, a design agreed by the European Stakeholders. Through the engagement of the whole pharmaceutical supply chain, the EMVO will reinforce the value of the European Stakeholder Model, allowing end to end verificationofmedicinepacksfrom the point of manufacture, through to wholesale distributors, carrying out risk based verification and pharmacies to the dispensing point for patients, thereby securing the entire supply chain. Germany will be the first Member State to contribute fully to the improved Europe- wide verification system under the auspices of EMVO, through its securPharm system. Meanwhile, countries that will need to comply with the Falsified Medicines Directive can benefit from the opportunity to join an existing product verification infrastructure designed by the EMVO (referred to as the national Blueprint System Template). Newly-appointed EMVO Spokesman John Chave said: “The establishment of the EMVO is a major milestone in the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive, and shows stakeholders in the pharmaceutical sector working together to improve the security ofthelegitimatesupplychainand, most importantly, to promote patient safety.” Source: Integrated Liner Technologies (ILT), a provider of caps for vials, pharmaceutical bottles and test tubes, has begun marketing a radio frequency identification version of its products that will enable customers to read built- in RFID tags on cap liners and thereby prove that an item is authentic, as well as create and track an electronic history of the product inside a container. The Smart Septa system consists of EPC ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) passive RFID tags built into the cap liners and in well mats (rubber mats with recesses to store fluids or other contents), as well as a software-as-a-service hosted server that users can access to learn data about a tag and the specific vial linked to it. The solution is being tested by several laboratories that are ILT customers, and ILT is also providing handheld readers to customers that request them. Source:
  5. 5. 5 The Authentication Times Issue 26 News Bytes Sweden unveils new banknotes, coins First time in 30 years, The Swedish Central Bank, Sveriges Riksbank, has unveiled the designs of its new coins and bank notes. The 20, 50, 200, and 1000 krona are scheduled for introduction in October 2015, followed by the 100 and 500 krona in October 2016 removing 300 million banknotes and about 2 billion coins from the circulation. Design: The new notes have modernized, smaller in size and feature some of Sweden’s most prominent cultural personalities since the twentieth century. They include new security features for combating counterfeits. All the coins and bank notes will be replaced except the 10 Swedish Krona (SEK) coin, which will remain unchanged. There will be a new denomination of 200 SEK. In addition, a 2 SEK coin will come back to market after having been removed from circulation in 1971. Source: Hong Kong to spend US$387m on smart, biometric ID cards Hong Kong will spend HK$3 billion (US$387 million) on improved citizen ID cards that store higher resolution images for facial recognition, according to the city’s Legislative Council Panel on Security. The council has said that a better microchip is needed to improve the facial image enough for authentication. There are also plans to increase its storage capacity so that that alternative biometric data such as fingerprint data or iris images can be stored on it. While the chip currently holds fingerprint images, citizens have complainedthattheirfingerprints are too thin or blurred for usage, the government found. The government will spend HK$2.9 billion (US$374 million) to issue the new cards and another HK$84.4 million (US$10.9 million) from 2019 onwards to maintain them. The government plans to replace all existing cards with the new ones between 2018 and 2022. Earlier this month, Planet Biometrics reported the autonomous region aims to replace all the city state’s smart ID cards between 2018 and 2022. Cards issued between 2003 and 2007willexceedtheirserviceable lifespan of 10 years by 2017. The new cards will also be more durable, have a better appearance and offer improved quality in text printing, says the government. “We expect that as technology continues to advance, cases of forgery of our smart cards may become more prevalent if we do not introduce any new security features or chip-architecture technology,” the government said in the paper. Hong Kong has about nine million smart ID cards in circulation, according to the report. Source:
  6. 6. 6 The Authentication Times Issue 26 There has been a wave in the global pharmaceutical industry over the past several years, driven by the need for battling the scourge of spurious medicines, which take thousands of lives each year. This wave has led to the evolution of technology to help regulators ensure that only genuine medicines are distributed within or imported into any market, and to empower patients to verify that the medicines they are taking are indeed what they claim to be. Serialization is one of the most widely adopted technologies in this new wave, and in this article we present an overview of this technology and its applications. What does “Serialization” mean? The concept of Serialization is very simple – allocate a unique identifier (UID) to each package of medicine at the primary (blister pack, aluminium foil, bottle, etc.), secondary (monocarton, multicarton) or tertiary (shipper pack) levels. Often, relationships are created across levels, creating a parent- child hierarchy which is stored in a database and accessible at any time. This facilitates tracking and tracing of these medicines as they move through domestic or global supply chains, with authentication/verification/ registration at each point in the supply chain. Why is it needed? Allocation of a UID to each package prevents a counterfeiter from infiltrating the supply chain withspuriousdrugs,whichwould of course either not have the identifier or have a fake identifier that would not pass verification. This not only gives regulators the assurance that every medicine being sold to consumers within their jurisdictions is safe and from a verified source, but also Serialization for the Pharmaceutical industry: An overview Nakul Pasricha CEO, PharmaSecure & Vice-President (ASPA) Cover Story
  7. 7. 7 The Authentication Times Issue 26 Cover Story Figure: Serialization regulations across the world empowers consumers to check for themselves using multiple channels like SMS, web interface, mobile application or a call centre. Are there any standards or regulations around it? Countries around the world have passed regulations requiring serialization on all drugs being distributed within their markets: • In India, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade passed a regulation in 2011 requiring all drug exporters to implement serialization and track-and-trace on primary, secondary and tertiary levels of packaging. This regulation has already been implemented on the tertiary level in 2011, the secondary level in 2013, and is slated to be in effect on the primary level in 2015. Track- and-trace and government reporting requirements are expected to follow in the coming years. • In the United States, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) was signed into law by President Obama in November 2013, setting in motion a process that within ten years will see product identification, tracing and verification as well as detection and response processes for prescription drugs in the U.S. supply chain (Source: • The European Union passed the Falsified Medicines Directive in 2011 requiring, among other things, authenticity features on outer packaging of medicines. This directive is in the process of beingtransposedintonational law by EU member states, and will be implemented in the coming years • Other countries with similar regulations in or about to be in effect include Brazil, China, South Korea, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. While many of these regulations require GS1standards of Barcoding to be used for serialization, some have adopted proprietary standards. This can have the effect of requiring a drug exporter to comply with different standards with potential for implementation complexity on
  8. 8. 8 The Authentication Times Issue 26 manufacturing lines. Simplicity and reliabilityof the technology used for compliance is therefore essential. How is it implemented? Serialization implementation has a few components: Format of the UID The UID is a number or alphanumeric string of varying length (for example, GS1 standards call for it to be upto 21 characters long). It can be sequential (e.g. 0001, 0002, 0003, etc.), but for extra security, we recommend random alphanumeric strings with no pattern that can be used by a counterfeiter to replicate the system. Representation of the UID The UID can be represented as human readable text that is printed directly on the package or on a scratch-off label that is affixed to the package. It can also be encoded into a 1-D or 2-D barcode that is printed on the package and read by a scanner or a mobile phone app. Other representations such as RFID are also possible depending on the particular implementation for which serialisation is required. Printing of the UID The UID is printed directly on the package (as human readable text or as a barcode) using a commercial printer, usually a continuous inkjet, thermal inkjet or laser printer. The particular printer of choice depends on resolution requirements, printing speeds, cost, space available and other factors. There needs to be a secure system for generation of the UID, transmission to the printer, printing on the package and feedback in order to create parent-child hierarchies and record rejections. Verification of the UID The UID can be verified using an SMS gateway, a mobile app, a website, a call center, social media or other methods depending on availability and cost. In developing countries, PharmaSecure recommends SMS as the most widespreadand inexpensive mode available. Cover Story
  9. 9. 9 The Authentication Times Issue 26 Cover Story Tracing of the UID through the supply chain Each time the coded package passes a point in the supply chain, such as a wholesaler, a distributor, a shipping port, a retailer, etc., the code on the particular package can be registered using one of the above-mentioned means. These events, taken together, constitute a complete record (Tracking) of the movement of the drug package, which can be stored and provided to regulators or other stakeholders, and investigated(Tracing) in cases of any reported issues. What is the future of serialization? The next few years will be quite exciting for drug manufacturers and exporters needing to comply with the regulations of various countries. There will be a need for a comprehensive solution that can be easily implemented, meet quality requirements (e.g. GMP, 21 CFR Part 11), and have the flexibility to be modified as global regulations evolve. Since there are many components of these implementations, it is difficult for any one provider to try to go it alone, and complementary alliances will be beneficial for the entire industry. One example of that is for a serialization software provider to partner with a hardware provider to offer a one-stop shop kind of solution, or with a physical security solution provider (e.g. holograms) to offer a strong solution with aspects of digital and physical security. ASPA provides a great platform for such engagement and we at PharmaSecure look forward to working closely with other members in order to tackle the global drug counterfeiting problem together.
  10. 10. 10 The Authentication Times Issue 26 • Security documents, border control, ePassports, eID, registered traveller programmes, document design, breeder documents and anti-counterfeiting… • Major focus on biometric technology, document design and fraud detection. Plus, intelligent border control techniques • More than 100 companies exhibiting from around the world – last few stands remaining • Register to attend the exhibition for free, or book now for preferential rates to attend the conference – the earlier you book – the lower the rate! • Discounted rates for Government delegates – plus buy one place and get the second half price • New initiatives to boost attendance from senior-level Government and Law-Enforcement representatives • Lower rate conference places for delegates from Africa, Asia and South America • Meet 1750+ attendees from 65+ countries at this major global secure document and identity technology event IF GOVERNMENT AND CITIZEN ID MARKETS ARE YOUR BUSINESS, SDW 2015 HAS THE ANSWERS... THE GLOBAL HUB FOR NEXT-GENERATION CITIZEN AND GOVERNMENT ID SOLUTIONS 9th Edition QEII CONFERENCE CENTRE WESTMINSTER,LONDON,UK CONFERENCE: 9-11 JUNE 2015 EXHIBITION: 10-11JUNE 2015 ORGANISED BY:
  11. 11. 11 The Authentication Times Issue 26 All About Authentication Anti-counterfeiting techniques and products play a vital role in curbing fake products and identifying product genuineness. They are used especially in the fields where fake making and infringement occur frequently, such as currencies, negotiable securities, licences, medicines, software and computer chips, etc. Today, there are various kinds of anti-counterfeiting techniques available in market, primarily including printing, chemical material, physical, digital, structure, packing, human and bio-character anti-counterfeiting technique, etc. The key anti-counterfeiting technologies can be classified as follows; Security Substrates: A security substrate constitutes the starting point of virtually all anti- piracy systems. Today, the most widespread security substrate is paper where it is employed under a variety of guises such as documents, box board and packaging. Plastic films were initially developed to protect printed information and similar technology is used to produce plastic security products such as threads and tear tapes in their own right. More recently there has been a realisation that branded products are at risk from counterfeiters. This has resulted in the development of other secure substrates such as glass and metal that will form the basis of a new generation of security packaging control. Security Inks: Security inks are one of a perfect medium of usage for brand protection and product authentication. As almost all types of labels and packaging subjected to a printing process of some sort, these security inks added an effective solution to security problems. Close co-operation at an early stage between package and label designers, printers and a specialist security ink manufacturer can be a cost effective way of protecting packaged and labelled goods. There are various options available in security inks, which include; a) Invisible ink b) Solvent Sensitive Ink (reactive) c) Thermo chromic inks d) Optically variable inks e) Magnetic inks f) Luminescent inks and laser- activated etc. Security Designs: The security designs are developed with the help of software and computerised origination systems. Security design features that have been developed include; With the availability of various authentication solutions, companies and Government authorities are facing problem in selection of a specific authentication solution as the adoption of any given solution is a complex question involving issues, amongst others, of cost, compatibility, feasibility and reliability, and there are divergent view on which technologies should be adopted and the timing of their adoption. While these solutions can sometimes add to the problem, the right selection, usage and implementation of authentication solutions help companies and authorities to keep them one step ahead of counterfeiting. For the reason, The Authentication Times team started a series of article on Authentication Technologies. This is the second article in this series giving an overview of available anti-counterfeiting technologies to be followed by detailed articles on anti-tampering and tracking and tracing. Anti-counterfeiting technologies: An overview
  12. 12. 12 The Authentication Times Issue 26 Fig: Key anti-counterfeiting or authentication solutions Anti-counterfeiting technologies Security substrates Security Papers Anti-copy paper Chemical ingredient paper paper containing fibres paper with planchattes paper with security threads watermarked papers Security Thread Thin aluminium coated with partly demetalized polyester fim thread Single or multicolor sewing thread Security inks, varnishes and coatings Intaglio Ink Fluorescent Ink Infrared Ink Thermochromic INK Optical Variable Ink Pearlscent Varinishes Tagged INK Machine readable ink photochromic ink conductive inks Security designs and background Guilloches Linework fractals registered images relief images Special rasters variable line thickness or line modulation micro or nano-text screens Sequential coding, numbering & digital watermaking Optical Security Technologies Optical variable devices primairly hologram 2D/3D Holograms Stereograms Otical variable ink Optical variable coatings Optical variable films Chemical, molecular and nanotechnologies - Guilloches - Linework fractals - Registered images - Relief images - Special rasters - Variable line thickness or line modulation - Micro text - Screens These security designs features are generic, rather than proprietary and can be offered by printers having appropriate software and origination equipment. Digital Watermarking: Watermarks are identification marks produced during the paper making process. The first watermarks appeared in Italy during the 13th century, but their use rapidly spread across Europe. They were used as a means to identify the papermaker or the trade guild that manufactured the paper. The marks often were created by a wire sewn on to the paper mold. Further developed digital watermark is a kind of marker covertly embedded in a noise-tolerant signal such as audio or image data. It is typically used to identify ownership of the copyright of such signal. “Watermarking” is the process of hiding digital information in a carrier signal; the hidden information should, but does not need to contain a relation to the carrier signal. All About Authentication Figure: Anti-counterfeiting technologies
  13. 13. 13 The Authentication Times Issue 26 All About Authentication Digital watermarks may be used to verify the authenticity or integrity of the carrier signal or to show the identity of its owners. The initial applications for digital watermarking were related to copyright protection of digital media. Today they are prominently used for certification, authentication, or conditional access. Like traditional watermarks, digital watermarks are only perceptible under certain conditions, i.e. after using some algorithm, and imperceptible anytime else. If a digital watermark distorts the carrier signal in a way that it becomes perceivable, it is of no use. Watermarks continue to be used today as manufacturer’s marks and to prevent forgery. Optical Security Technologies: The most commonly employed layer of an authentication / anti-counterfeiting program. These technologies can provide multiple layers of security including overt, covert as well as forensic features. For example, security hologram and color shifting films (or OVI) are used by Banknotes authorities as features for public as well as for enforcement authorities. Chemical, molecular and nanotechnologies: Recent developments in nanotechnology have enabled significant improvement in the field of anti-counterfeiting measures. An emerging class of covert and forensic level technologies which utilize unique and highly engineered particles to construct specific signatures which can be detected sometimes in the field, but more often in a laboratory. For example, usage of fluorescent nanostructures to improve banknote security; DNA tags for deposition on nanoelectronics wafers and computer chips to ensure the integrity and security of processed wafers. The DNA molecules are added a products raw material during the production process. Only 1 ppm (one part per million) is required to uniquely mark the material. That is one gram per one ton of raw material. Therefore there material properties remain unchanged. No extra production steps are required. Conclusion: The anti- counterfeiting industry has been gradually developing while market and economic order is regulated and fake and inferior products are cracked down. Anti- counterfeiting products play an increasingly important role in curbing fake products and identifying product genuinity. Product anti-counterfeiting is an important technical measure to protect public security and economic order of the state and safeguard the interests and rights of producer and consumer. It is not only an important reflection of the guiding thought of the government on cracking down fake and inferior products but also an objective requirement of many outstanding and famous enterprises for protecting their own rights and interests. The next article will focus on anti-tampering technologies in more details. Figure: Part of ten euro note including hologram
  14. 14. 14 The Authentication Times Issue 26 ASPA News New Delhi: In its first-ever elections since its re-launch last year, Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) has elected Mr. Umendra Kumar Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director, Holostik India Limited as its new President. One of the founder full members, Mr. Gupta has also served as the Association’s President during 1998-2006 and then again in 2008-2010. Mr. Gupta is the only Indian holographer to receive the coveted “Brian Monaghan Award for Business Innovation” from International Hologram Manufacturers Association for his outstanding contribution to the development of the hologram industry. The newly elected President of ASPA- Mr. Umendra Kumar Gupta, CMD, Holostik India, said that “It is a privilege to be chosen to lead this Association in a new avatar and at the helm of high growth. Since our re- launch few months back, we have added many new members offering diverse authentication technologies and are integrating their valuable suggestions to be more comprehensively representative of the common interests as an industry body. Today, nearly every industry such as pharmaceuticals, FMCG and others faces the menace of dealing with high-tech, sophisticated counterfeiting. Our Government seems proactive on taking a holistic approach to consumer protection and public welfare. ASPA as an industry body is aligned to support them in protecting brands and safeguarding consumer interest and our member companies are fully geared up to help industries meet this challenge.” On being elected as the Vice- President of ASPA, Mr. Nakul Pasricha, Chief Operating ExecutiveOfficer,PharmaSecure, said, “I am thrilled to be a part of such a progressive Association that is young and mature at the same time. As the industry morphs continuously to address the changing needs of brand protection, ASPA took the bold and proactive decision to re-align its focus with a vision of becoming a global voice of the authentication solution providers. And now, it is even more exciting to see the association offering new members like us an opportunity to take on leadership roles to help shape its vision and future.” The governing body also includes Mr. Arun Agarwal, CEO, Kantas Track-Pack, who will serve as the General Secretary and Treasurer of ASPA, Mr. Luv Shriram, Managing Director, Shriram Veritech, and Mr. Deepak Gupta, Director, Shree Lamipack. The elected governing body has also invited Mr. Nityanand S. Shenoy, President and Managing Director, PRS Permacel and Mr. Mukesh Goyal, Director, Gopsons Paper Limited as two additional co- opted members. Immediate Past President Mr. Manoj Kochar, Director, Holoflex Ltd., will continue to be on the governing body as an ex-officio member. Since its re-launch in October 2014, ASPA’s membership strength has increased by nearly 25%. The association recently celebrated its 16th anniversary in December, and aims to become the singular voice of the authentication solution providers in Asia and around the world. ASPA elects new governing body New members get leadership roles to help shape a new vision for the Authentication industry Association Left to right - Mukesh Goel, Luv D Shriram, Arun Agarwal, U K Gupta, Nakul Pasricha and Deepak Gupta
  15. 15. 15 The Authentication Times Issue 26 Shriram Veritech Solutions Pvt Ltd (SVSPL) one of the premier authentication solution providers in India is the latest to certified from TUV with “TUV-ASPA Hologram Safety & Security Management Systems (HSSMS)”. The HSSMS Standards were developed by ASPA in collaboration with TUV-Rheinland, India and these have now been accepted as the benchmark for the security systems to be adopted by authentication solution provided in India. Veritech had a prodigious experience working closely with TUVR team for audit of their safety and security standards against HSSMS standards. A rigorous examination of each and every HSSMS standard adapted and followed by Veritech was completed in the intense audit of its systems by TUV-Rheinland over a span of 32 working hours. Veritech’s strict compliance with the defined HSSMS standards concluded in successful certification of Veritech as India’s 3rd TUV ASPA - HSSMS certified company. Some other prestigious certifications and memberships earned by Veritech are: • ISO 9001: 2008 for Quality Management System • ISO14001:2004forEnvironmentalManagementSystem • BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007 for Occupational Health and Safety Management System • ASPA – Full Founder Member • IHMA – Full Member The adaptation of HSSMS standards is a value addition to existing safety and security standards implied by Veritech in manufacturing anti-counterfeiting solutions of highest standards to protect the integrity and equity of its licensing brands. Source: ASPA News Members exhibited at various trade forums ASPA member Rasik Products exhibited at Paper World Germany held on January 31 - February 03, 2015 Source: ASPA members PharmaSecure participated at Track and Trace Project Symposium, Saudi Arabia held on 19-20th January 2015 Source: ASPA members PRIZM Holography & Security Films Pvt Ltd exhibited at Print Pack India held on Feb 11-15, 2015 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, India Source: Prizm Holography ShriramVeritech set benchmark, certified with ASPA TUV HSSMS
  16. 16. 16 The Authentication Times Issue 26 Appointments Reconnaissance appoints, Astrid Mitchell as its new Managing Director Astrid Mitchell, currently a Director and member of the Board, takes over as Managing Director. She has also been with Reconnaissance since 2002, having previously held positions with De La Rue, Applied Holographics and Bundesdruckerei. In addition to her role as Managing Director, she will continue to play a major role in the company’s security and authentication newsletters and conferences. She will also continue as Editor of Currency News and will be responsible for other currency activities such as the Directory of Currency Suppliers and the Coin Conference, which are carried out through Currency Publications Ltd, a joint venture with Currency Research. Sproxil appoints Anand C.Mehta as Head of India Operations Sproxil®, appointed Anand C. Mehta as Head of Sproxil’s Indian operations. Mehta has over 18 years of experience in operations management, strategic marketing and business development. Prior to joining Sproxil, he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Motoring Ahead & at Think as Consumer, a growth acceleration and outsourced marketing firm focused on startups and SMBs. Prior to that, Mehta held leadership and management positions including Vice President of Marketing for Schneider Electric India, Vice President of Marketing & D-TAC for Smartlink Network Systems Ltd. and Associate Vice President at D-Link India Ltd. In this role, Mehta will be responsible for managing the staff and leading the development and execution of Sproxil India’s expansion plans. API Foils appoints Robert Forsyth as Production Manager API Foils has appointed Robert Forsyth as its new production manager to help drive forwards its future expansion plans. Robert brings more than 30 years general manufacturing experience from a number of major international companies. This includes serving as production manager at Bausch and Lomb, and as manufacturing manager at Brand-Rex and Biofilm. At API Foils, Forsyth will be responsible for a 56-strong production team. Industry Updates
  17. 17. 17 The Authentication Times Issue 26 Cosmetics and Personal care Counterfeit cosmetics products seized in uk Counterfeit-cosmetics-pose-real-threat-so-be-aware-says-CTPA Fake cosmetics seized near the China border. in-Vietnam-seize-counterfeit-cosmetics-heading-to-China Counterfeit makeup found to contain ‘Dangerously High’ levels of lead VObT6uNxWKk Hong Kong Customs seizes fake cosmetics goods worth $5,000 cosmetics-goods-worth-5000-clutches-two-culprits-2/ Four arrested with illicit liquor worth Rs 87,000, Madhya Pradesh rs-87000/ Food and Beverage Counterfeit Glen’s Vodka in UK counterfeit-vodka Thousands of tonnes of fake food and drink seized in 47 countries-INTERPOL and EUROPOL investigation Interpol-and-Europol-find-counterfeit-food-and-drink-in-47- countries Newport counterfeit cigarette seller jailed counterfeit_cigarette_seller_jailed/ Sale of duplicate ‘Arishtam’ with High alcohol content on rise, Kerala of-Duplicate-Arishtam-with-High-Alcohol-Content-on- Rise/2015/01/23/article2633038.ece Pharmaceuticals Allegedly counterfeit drugs seized in Malha Mall health food store seized-in-Malha-Mall-health-food-store-389914 Security and Fiduciary Documents Himachal varsity VC accused of producing fake documents for post, Dharamsala himachal-varsity-vc-accused-of-producing-fake-documents-for- post_1542345.html Real Or Fake! Bogus auto-insurance documents flood the market as scam widens Filing fake documents to hide income on IRS list of tax scams-Phoenix documents-to-hide-income-on-irs-list-of/article_604fae5b-8b42- 57cd-a31d-347d4bc1aa8f.html Man accused of passing counterfeit $100 bills in US accused-of-passing-counterfeit-100-bills/ Lankan uses fake passports since ‘84, held in Madurai Uses-Fake-Passports-since-84-Held-in-Madurai/2015/02/22/ article2680772.ece Wife of former Sri Lankan minister arrested over fake passport. aspx?id=269518 Dubai Police to combat rising number of fake passports number-of-fake-passports-582578.html Top university launches probe into fake degree claims in Uganda php?story=20150212165316744 Automobiles Counterfeit car parts on cars- counterfeit-car-parts-on-cars/23868443/ Counterfeit seizure report Industry Updates
  18. 18. 18 The Authentication Times Issue 26 Industry Updates Publication Title Int. Application Applicant / Inventor DD.MM.YYYY Class Number 26.02.2015 WO/2015/025559 C08J 5/18 PCT/JP2014/060443 Japan Coloring Security Film Co., Ltd. Brief Abstract: Provided is a security film which is useful as a security film for a plastic card or for an electronic passport, and in which visible fluorescent emission can be caused upon the irradiation with visible light. A security film (10) which is a transparent film comprising a transparent thermoplastic resin (12) and fluorescent organic silica particles (11) dispersed in the transparent thermoplastic resin (12), wherein the fluorescent organic silica particles (11) are particles each of which is composed of an organic fluorescent dye and an organic silica and has a diameter of 100 to 20000 nm and which can cause visible fluorescent emission upon the irradiation with visible light, the fluorescent organic silica particles (11) are contained in an amount of 1 × 10-6 to 6 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the transparent thermoplastic resin (12), the thickness of the securityfilm is 30 to 500 μm, and the total light transmittance of the security film is 80% or more. 19.02.2015 WO/2015/022035 Packaging B65D 85/10 PCT/EP2013/067585 Sicpa Holding Sa For Smoking Products Kerkar, Brahim Having A Marking Thereon Brief Abstract: : Disclosed is a packaging for smoking products that comprises an area with a warning relating to the health hazards of smoking thereon. The area comprises at least one marking that is suitable for identification and/or authentication and/or track and/or trace purposes. 26.02.2015 20150053755 Systems and G06K 19/06 14121922 Wood Stephen M. methods for tracking and authenticating goods Brief Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying, tracking, tracing and determining the authenticity of a good are described herein. In some embodiments, a system includes an imaging system, a database, and an authentication center. The imaging system is configured to capture an image of a unique signature associated with a good at the good’s origin. The unique signature can be, for example, a random structure or pattern unique to the particular good. The imaging system is configured to process the image of the good to identify at least one metric that distinguishes the unique signature from unique signatures of other goods. The database is configured to receive information related to the good and its unique signature from the imaging system, and is configured to store the information therein. The authentication center is configured to analyze the field image with respect to the information stored in the database to determine whether the unique signature in the field image is a match to the captured image stored in the database. 26.02.2015 20150056538 Device for G03H 1/02 14012482 BIO DEFENSE, HA protecting crops using hologram Sung Sub of natural enemy eyes and method for fabricating the same Brief Abstract: Disclosed are a device for protecting crops from wildlife, comprising an optical base film on both sides of which fluorescent holograms of natural enemies with both eyes and optionally claws or talons are laser printed while a composition containing a phosphorescent material and a repellent is applied to both eyes, and optionally to the claws or talons, and a method for fabricating the same. Oils and extracts from herbs are used selectively as ingredients in the repellent depending on repelling targets, that is, mammals, rodents and birds. In addition, the use of phosphorescent material exerts a repellent effect on nocturnal animals. Thus, the device exhibits high durability and can be used for protection from wildlife damage in various targets. Global patents
  19. 19. 19 The Authentication Times Issue 26 Upcoming events Published by Authentication Solution Providers’ Assciation (ASPA) Editorial Team Issue Editor : C S Jeena Designed & : EYEDEA Advertising Printed by 1250/13, Govindpuri, Kalkaji, New Delhi-19 (India) The Authentication Times is a quarterly newsletter published by ASPA with an aim to provide latest developments, research, articles, patents and industry news to a wide audience related to Authenticatoni in India and World. The editorial team welcomes your news, contributions and comments. Please send your product updates, press releases, conference announcements or other contributions to ASPA: 21-Ground Floor, Devika Tower 6 Nehru Place, New Delhi 110019, India Telfax: +91 (11) 41617369 Email: Website: Disclaimer: The data used here are from various published and electronically available primary and secondary sources. Despite due diligence the source data may contain occasional errors. In such instances, ASPA would not be responsible for such errors. ASPA is the Authentication Solution Providers’ Association formerly known as Hologram Manufacturers Association of India (HoMAI). Founded in 1998 as HoMAI it has now been re-launched in 2014 as ASPA with a mission to provide a platform where authentication solution providers can converge and collaborate to develop customised cutting edge authentication solutions for their customers. For more details, please visit: Diverse technologies, common goal. * ASPA participating events. Meet us at these event’s to know more about us. Industry Updates Date Event Name / Place / Website 14-16 April, 2015 Interpol World 2015 Singapore, 17-18 April, 2015 Indian Retail Congress and Awards 2015* Delhi/NCR, 13-15 May, 2015 Pharma Pro Pack Expo* Mumbai, India, 9-11 June, 2015 Security Document World 2015 London, UK, 22-24 June, 2015 High Security Printing Lima, Peru, 24-25 Jume, 2015 Future of the Smart Transaction Industry 2015 Schenzhen, China, 8-11 October, 2015 INDPACK 2015* Mumbai, India, 21-23 October,2015 The Coin Conference Madrid, Spain, 11-13 November, 2015 Tax Stamp Forum* Miami, USA, 25-26 November, 2015 Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting Germany, 01-04 December, 2015 Label Expo Asia Shanghai, 2-4 December, 2015 The Holography Conference* Shanghai, China,
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