Seeing Beyond with TruTag

Alexandre Fong

An incubator spin-out has found a home for its products beyond its initial markets to unleash the full capabilities of hyperspectral imaging.

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TruTag Technologies began with the goal of solving a growing problem: counterfeit pharmaceuticals and their risk to patient safety. As a physician, Hank C.K. Wuh, CEO of SKAI Ventures—a technology accelerator with projects covering development of artificial corneas, specialized polymers for remediation and decontamination, bio-sensors for threat detection and beyond—was acutely aware of the problem and had a vision: an edible bar code that could be used to mark not only medicine but many other high-value products as well.

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