University develops QR codes printed with medical drugs that could change the consumption of medicine…
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and Åbo Akademi University in Finland have produced a white edible material with QR codes printed on in ink that contains drugs.
So, rather than taking a pill, you can scan the code to get information about the medicine before swallowing the paper and getting the exact dose prescribed.
Discussing the product’s potential to change the healthcare sector, the professor at the university says: “There’s now a massive problem with counterfeit medicine. The QR code helps to prevent the falsification of medicine because it’s printed in a specific pattern.”
Further modifications in the QR codes could include encoding an alarm in the pattern for “timely administration of medicine”, or incorporating “anti-counterfeit features” that could further minimise the risk of using fake medicines.
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