Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Maryam HasnainSEECSUndergraduateFourthmhasnain.bese15seecs@seecs.edu.pk
1Maryam AdnanSEECSUndergraduateFourthmadnan.bese15seecs@seecs.edu.pk
1Sharif AhmadSEECSUndergraduateFourthsahmad.bese15seecs@seecs.edu.pk

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: MediCare
Slogan: you matter to us!
Supervisor Name: Dr.Syed Taha Ali
Supervisor Designation: Associate Professor
Supervisor School: SEECS
Supervisor Department: Electrical Engineering
Contact number: 0335 2790514
Email ID: taha.ali@seecs.edu.pk
Abstract:
    Pakistan’s pharmaceutical supply chain lacks traceability causing the problem of counterfeit drugs. Consumers are unable to authenticate drugs which results in financial losses and health problems.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Counterfeit drug market has become a global health problem which is more acute in developing countries specially Pakistan.In 2012 120 cardiac patients lost their lives due to falsified drug consumption.Counterfeiting results in financial and brand name losses for manufacturers and patients suffering
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Our solution will increase trust and transparency with customers being able to authenticate their drugs and manufacturers being able to trace their medicines throughout the supply chain which will decrease the revenue losses and increase the security of their brand name.
How will the solution works
    There will be a blockchain based network designed using Hyperledger in which all the participants of the pharmaceutical supply chain will be able to perform transactions as they send the batch of medicines to the next participant and data of the medicines gets recorded in the distributed ledger. For the end user, there is a mobile based application that will scan the QR code on medicines and a request would be sent to the blockchain network that will verify the authenticity of the medicine.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Our competitors include Pro Check which is Karachi based company. Their solution includes user sending a code on the medicine over text message and receiving a verification message in return. Our solution is different because we are using blockchain technology for track and trace of medicines.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2019-01-15 (1328)