The CONPHIRMER consortium has come together to create a portable and easy-to-use sensor for telling genuine medicines from fakes, which customs officers and other agents of law enforcement can use without having to remove the medicines from their packaging. With this device agencies charged with tackling the growing menace of the trafficking in counterfeit medicines will be able to screen packaged pharmaceuticals at EU borders and airports quickly and accurately, using a non-invasive and non-destructive technology that uses only harmless radio waves.

This collaborative project is funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme FP7 under grant agreement 261670.