Case Studies

CDC: Counterfeit Drug Indicator

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Addressing Global Challenge of Counterfeit Malaria Tablets

Project details

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Translate a $12,000 piece of laboratory equipment into a $50 portable handheld field unit.

The CDC approached Slingshot Product Development Group to redesign a Counterfeit Drug Indicator device to provide optimum and consistent results under various environmental conditions while maintaining cost control.

  • 25 field-ready prototypes
  • Additional Intellectual property for the CDC
  • Understanding the science behind the product
  • Light ingress management
  • Inexpensive laser procurement
  • Ruggedized aesthetics
  • Simple user operation