Edible QR codes could be the future of medicine

Feb 09, 2018, 6:46 AM EST
(Source: Jamie/flickr)
(Source: Jamie/flickr)

The conventional forms of drugs such as pills, gel capsules and liquids are mass produced and hence deliver the same dosage to patients who may have different requirements.

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have come up with the idea of edible QR codes that are medicine, label and description, all three in one, and tailored to release drug in the body with accurate dosage, writes Futurism.

The technology will be helpful in controlling counterfeit medicines or sorting expired drugs as users can simply scan the code via smartphone to get access to all manufacturing and composition details, notes Inquisitr.