Blue Ridge X-Ray Co. to Distribute Counterfeit Drug Detection System
October 03, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsXStream Systems, Inc. announced it has signed a distributor agreement with Blue Ridge X-Ray Company of Asheville, North Carolina. The partnership enables Blue Ridge X-Ray to sell the XT250TM System, a unit able to identify counterfeit drugs in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
When speaking of counterfeit medicines, the World Health Organization’s Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce has stated “Technologies are particularly important for product authentication.” The XT250 System is based on EDXRD (Energy Dispersive X-Ray Diffraction), and can authenticate a drug while still in its sealed container. The unit is the first of its kind.
Blue Ridge X-Ray’s experience is in the distribution of digital imaging solutions, new and refurbished imaging systems, x-ray film, chemistry, contrast and accessories. The addition of EDXRD technology to Blue Ridge’s equipment line puts the company at the forefront of new and innovative offerings to protect the public from counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
Blue Ridge X-Ray Company’s website is www.blueridgexray.com
Founded in 1982, Blue Ridge X-Ray Company, Inc. is a regional independent distributor of digital imaging solutions, new and refurbished imaging systems, x-ray film, chemistry, contrast and accessories. As a stockholder of National Healthcare Distribution (NHD), they are participants in numerous GPO agreements such as Novation, Premier, MedAssets and Broadlane.
For more information, call 1-800-727-7290 or visit www.blueridgexray.com
XStream Systems, Inc.’s website is www.xstreamsystems.net
XStream Systems produces next-generation equipment for material identification. Their patented systems are based on Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Diffraction (EDXRD) technology. The company’s XT250™ System enables testing of powders, pills AND entire sealed bottles. The equipment’s superior sample penetration allows the identification of contents inside opaque plastic, cardboard and even metal packaging.
For more information, call 1-800-597-1191 or visit www.xstreamsystems.net