NAFDAC is spearheading global efforts in the use of Cutting- Edge Technologies to fight counterfeiting.
TruScan (Raman Spectroscopy )
Mobile Authentication Service (SMS TEXT Messaging)
We are the first Medicines Regulatory Authority to deploy and use Truscan®, a hand held device, with resounding success at borders and within the country to detect counterfeit medicines on the spot.
The Truscan is a hand-held device used for on -the -spot detection of counterfeit medicines.
Celebrated investigative journalist, Dan Rather, formerly of CBS, was in Nigeria to see this device in use first hand.
Concept of Operations
NAFDAC Central Lab in Lagos
Develops and maintains library of medicines.
Sends updates to field units.
Collects and analyzes data from field.
Perform random and targeted inspections
Generate and sends reports.
GPHF Minilab Test Kits: We are utilizing the Global Pharma Health Fund Minilab Test Kits for speedy evaluation of medicines. It is a reliable, simple and inexpensive method for detecting counterfeit medicines.
Mobile Authentication Service (MAS) NAFDAC has launched the Mobile Authentication Service (MAS) using Short Message Service (SMS).
This technology has put the power of detecting counterfeit regulated products in the hands of more than 80 million Nigerian cell phone users.