Indiana Economic Digest | Indiana
Advanced Search

• Most Recent




home : most recent : st. joseph October 23, 2018


8/20/2012 12:03:00 PM
Saint Mary's seeking school's first patent for device that can detect counterfeit drugs
Saint Mary's College chemistry professor Toni Barstis, far right, and from left, Saint Mary's College student researcher Diana Vega Pantoja and SMC alumna researcher Elizabeth Bajema hold the paper analytical device they helped develop at Saint Mary's in collaboration with Notre Dame researchers. The PAD can test for counterfeit drugs, a major problem in third world countries. Photo provided
+ click to enlarge
Saint Mary's College chemistry professor Toni Barstis, far right, and from left, Saint Mary's College student researcher Diana Vega Pantoja and SMC alumna researcher Elizabeth Bajema hold the paper analytical device they helped develop at Saint Mary's in collaboration with Notre Dame researchers. The PAD can test for counterfeit drugs, a major problem in third world countries. Photo provided
Saint Mary's College is seeking a patent on this card-like paper analytical device that can test for counterfeit drugs. Photo provided
+ click to enlarge
Saint Mary's College is seeking a patent on this card-like paper analytical device that can test for counterfeit drugs. Photo provided

Jim Meenan, South Bend Tribune Staff Writer

SOUTH BEND — Saint Mary’s College's first U.S. patent could result in a very meaningful product for Third World countries.

With the aid of researchers at Notre Dame, a Saint Mary’s professor, a Saint Mary’s student and a recent alum, the college has developed a paper-based tool that can screen for counterfeit medications.

The tool, known as a paper analytical device or PAD, is the size of a business card.

Related Links:
• South Bend full text

Copyright 2018, South Bend Tribune






Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR


Software © 1998-2018 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved