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Most secure marking system for fighting counterfeit goods developed

Fake products are a huge economical burden worldwide. Sometimes they can even put the life of people in danger, as in the case of counterfeit drugs. There are continuous efforts to improve detection of fake products. Finally, a team of researchers from Copenhagen created the best marking system to combat counterfeit goods. The system works by assigning a unique digital fingerprint based on lanthanide luminescence to an original product. The assignment of the ID is random, thus it is basically impossible to hack. The system is fully functional and researchers estimate it can be on the market in one year.

Read the full story: University of Copenhagen
Scientific publication: www.advances.sciencemag.org