By marking bottles, corks and/or labels, and other anti counterfeiting measures, Applied DNA can help to protect fine wines from fraud and diversion.
Counterfeit wines are estimated to account for as much as five percent of the secondary market (Wine Spectator). For centuries, most wineries made little effort to make sure their wines could not be faked. But now, concerned that customers will lose confidence and stop buying, wineries are exploring ways to make sure future bottles can be authenticated. New technologies that allow vintners, collectors, auction houses and law enforcement to easily validate the authenticity of their products are needed.
SigNature DNA marks can provide the ultimate in forensic protection for all fine wines. By marking bottles, corks and/or labels, DNA can help to protect fine wines from counterfeits and diversion. SigNature® DNA uses the DNA from plants to mark and authenticate products in a unique manner that essentially cannot be copied. We create customized, unique SigNature DNA markers that are applied into an ink, or directly on the package or product itself. It will not alter the quality of the product, nor will it require major changes to the manufacturing process. SigNature DNA can work together with RFID and other product tracking systems. Stable and persistent, virtually any item can be protected with SigNature DNA with an error frequency of less than 1 in a trillion.
Utilizing botanical DNA to forensically ID microelectronics is the ultimate weapon to foil counterfeiters.
Applied DNA welcomed the announcement by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) that the Agency would subsidize APDN’s SigNature DNA marking for defense suppliers who provide designated high-reliability electronics to the Agency. The announcement, published as an “Update” on the DLA Bid Board System (DIBBS) web site on January 24, 2013, also emphasized that “effective immediately, only trusted sources who comply with Deoxyribonucleic Acid marking requirement in DLAD 52.11-9074 are eligible to receive FSC 5962 awards from DLA. There are no exceptions.”
Defense Suppliers: Please follow the links on this page to learn more about the DLA mandate for microcircuits.
DNA marking must begin on items falling within Federal Supply Class (FSC) 5962, Electronic Microcircuits, which have been determined to be at high risk for counterfeiting. A new clause at Defense Logistics Acquisition Directive (DLAD) 52.211-9074, Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Marking on High Risk Items, will be included in new solicitations and contracts for FSC 5962 items when the item description states that the item requires DNA marking.