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Paper-based counterfeit drug testing gains attention

Author: Marissa Gebhard and Gene Stowe

A Kenyan pharmacist uses a paper analytical device to test for counterfeit drugs

Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has collaborated with faculty and students to demonstrate advances in paper analytical devices (PADs) to test for counterfeit drugs.

The promising low-tech solution has received broad attention in the scientific community. Lieberman's work was featured in Chemical and Engineering News and presented recently at the American Chemical Society's 244th National Meeting in Philadelphia. Lieberman’s work was featured in Chemical and Engineering News and presented recently at the American Chemical Society's 244th National Meeting in Philadelphia.

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