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Blockchain technology provides trackability, traceability and trust in goods and financial resources.

Blockchain technology could be used to track medical supplies — new and contaminated products — and even medical providers for the COVID-19 pandemic, offering valuable information about where medical providers and products are going and where they are coming from.

A blockchain prototype to improve medical supply tracking and delivery to nongovernment organizations has been developed by a group of Arizona State University graduate students.

The prototype demonstrates the transparency and accountability available with blockchain technology, using a smartphone to track an order of amoxicillin in real time as it moves through the distribution process from initial order by the aid agency to the end-user who will distribute it to those in need.

The prototype solution won ASU Research Enterprise’s annual innovation challenge.

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