The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) is pleased to welcome MedSnap as a new member. MedSnap’s technology allows the camera in an iPhone to precisely authenticate oral medications, and their analysis services provide pharmaceutical companies and law enforcement with enhanced intelligence on counterfeiting operations.
MedSnap’s Verify Services includes MedSnap VR, an iPhone application that uses computer vision to evaluate the visual integrity of tablets and capsules in order to assess whether they are authentic or counterfeit. Aggregate field data is gathered to identify the visual “fingerprints” a counterfeit producer leaves on their product. These “fingerprints” are clustered to provide intelligence which assists in prioritizing targets and validating the impact of successful interventions.
MedSnap technology takes measurements within 0.1mm, differentiates between 244,000 shades of pill color, evaluates imprints, and measures reflectivity and texture when authenticating an oral medication. Often the system can differentiate authentic medications by their manufacturing site of origin. MedSnap requires an iPhone 5 or higher camera and a thin, durable MedSnap Snap Surface. MedSnap works directly with pharmaceutical companies to model products across manufacturing sites, and securely distributes their applications through their customers’ application management systems.
ASOP is pleased to have MedSnap as a member and is enthusiastic about their technology in the fight against the public health threat that illicit online pharmacies and counterfeit medications pose.
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to protect patient safety globally and ensure patient access to safe and legitimate online pharmacies in accordance with application laws.