- Police recovered intact a shipment of Alcon Labs and Teva Pharmaceutical products, stolen on February 22. The value of the shipment has not been disclosed but included 70 pallets of assorted prescription, over-the-counter and personal healthcare products.
This material sensitivity of EDXRD has two important ramifications - high detection/verification rates and low false alarm rates. Under ideal conditions (i.e. - low absorption and high test mass), the detection rate is close to 100% and the false alarm rate is 0.1% or lower. In addition because it uses X-Ray, EDXRD technology can penetrate through nearly all plastics, cardboard, wood and metals in order to screen the material.
XStream Systems has succeeded in establishing EDXRD as a robust Molecular Screening tool that can be used within the supply chain. XStream has conceptualized and architected the world’s first countertop EDXRD machine, the XT250 Material Identification System.
The XT250 has turned a complex technology into an easy to operate solution for the average end user. The XT250 system is now fully deployed in drug wholesalers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmaceutical reverse logistics companies. The system is designed to be used either in a standalone or integrated capacity anywhere along the supply chain; the deployment can be in a warehouse setting and operated by a non-technical warehouse worker.
With the XT250, there no longer needs to be the very expensive and wasteful dilemma of product destruction because the product has lost its chain of custody. Because the XT250 can authenticate products non-destructively, will no longer be incumbent on the supply chain to absorb multi-million dollar losses as the threat of cargo theft proliferates.