Using mobile technology to verify the authenticity of products before buying
Main beneficiary countries:Mali - Nigeria - Tanzania - United States - Italy - Kenya - India - Pakistan
Country of origin: United States
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Counterfeit medicines kill millions around the world yearly, especially in third world and developing countries. With Sproxil Defender, consumers can protect themselves from fake medicine in seconds, at no cost to them.
Many manufacturers have previously tried holograms, barcodes and other technology, which require special equipment. However, with Sproxil Defender, the most basic feature phones can be used, ensuring that even the economically disadvantaged members of the society can use the service, for free.
- Medicines safety and security
50000000 Number of beneficiaries since launch