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Methods for Universal Authentication of Medical Devices

Mark A. Brown1, Ilham Alshiraihi1, Callie Blase1, Joachim Storsberg2 and Christian Schmidt2
  • 1 Colorado State University, United States
  • 2 Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), Germany
American Journal of Immunology
Volume 15 No. 1, 2019, 1-4


Submitted On: 22 May 2019
Published On: 17 June 2019

How to Cite: Brown, M. A., Alshiraihi, I., Blase, C., Storsberg, J. & Schmidt, C. (2019). Methods for Universal Authentication of Medical Devices. American Journal of Immunology, 15(1), 1-4.


The need for effective means of authentication of medical devices has increased with the growing number of falsified in vitro diagnostics and devices being introduced across world markets. Such substandard products result in negative consequences ranging from harm to patients and/or failure to impart the desired clinical outcomes to a loss of public trust in healthcare providers and regulatory agencies. Herein, we discuss the growing specter of medical device falsification, related cybersecurity threats and selected novel approaches suggested for authentication.



  • Medical Device
  • Cybersecurity
  • FDA
  • Health Disparities