Molecular Tagging of Packages as the Foundation for Authentication Solutions

  • Date: February 6, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 AM
  • Room: Ponce De Leon Ballroom

In order to satisfy today’s growing packaging challenges and comply with emerging industry rules requiring traceability back to a product’s origin, novel technology solutions are needed.  These advanced solutions must be interoperable, scalable and cost-effective to ensure industry adoption.  

Packages can include part markings to aid in batch identification.  Printed data matrix codes enable a group of alphanumeric information to be encoded into a single two-dimensional symbol.  Serialization markings can be added to allow for the individualized tracking of a registered item that includes traceability back to its origin.  None of these methods, however, can assure absolute authenticity since all have been subjected to counterfeiting. 

Applied DNA Sciences has partnered with Videojet Technologies and incorporated its proprietary SigNature® molecular tags into the CIJ printing method, providing brand owners a turnkey, high-volume authentication solution.  Customized and unique, SigNature® molecular tags are at the foundation of a tag, test and track quality platform called CertainT®.  This platform empowers brand owners to conduct in-field authentication inspections along the supply chain.  These authentication events provide rich data that brand owners can analyze to better understand their customers and distribution channels.

This presentation will focus on how the technology works and is deployed in other industries.  If allowable at the time of the conference, engagement with commercial customers specific to packaging will be shared.