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Technology DNA Markers
 
Protection strategy Product authentication
Type Covert or coded feature
System Forensic Markers
Medium Secondary packaging
Primary packaging
Authentication/Identificaton Authentication
Traceability No
Cost low quantity of synthetic DNA needed, low cost for a ton
Required equipment the addition may be achieved using a detector pen for example
Vertification level Whichever possess the adequate equipment for screening
N.B. http://www.dnatechnologies.com/2012/10/oncode-adds-dna-marking-and-invisible-barcodes-to-product-portfolio/
http://www.landandmaritime.dla.mil/downloads/psmc/Nov11/MeragliaPSMC.pdf
Description Fragments of synthetic DNA with a specific sequence are included within the matrix of a label or security ink. Detection: addition of the complementary sequence of DNA combined with a fluorescent molecule which is activated when the DNA strand bound to another DNA strand. The interaction between the two strands produce fluorescence signal
 
Strengths Impossible to remove (within the medium);
High tech and secure against copying;
Provide positive authentication;
Cost-effective;
Robust;
Durable;
Forensic authentication in the lab but rapid screening in the field also possible;
 
Limitations Requires a specific equipment;
Not available to authorities or public;
Need strict secrecy;
 
  Links:http://www.schreiner-prosecure.com/index.php?id=2303&L=3

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