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Evaluation of a new handheld instrument for the detection of counterfeit artesunate by visual fluorescence comparison.

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There is an urgent need for accurate and inexpensive handheld instruments for the evaluation of medicine quality in the field. A blinded evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of the Counterfeit Detection Device 3 (CD-3), developed by the US Food and Drug Administration Forensic Chemistry Center, was conducted in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Two hundred three samples of the oral antimalarial artesunate were compared with authentic products using the CD-3 by a trainer and two trainees....

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10.4269/ajtmh.13-0644

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Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
91
Issue:
5
Pages:
920-924
Publication date:
2014-11-05
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:515cb4b7-740a-45b6-83da-930ef96d6b27
Source identifiers:
485377
Local pid:
pubs:485377

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