dna-700x325Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based supply chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and product authentication solutions, was featured in an article in Scientific American earlier this month.

The article, titled “Authentic Drugs Tagged with Plant DNA Could Help Snare Fake Meds,” describes the global problem of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and says the company’s SigNature DNA could be used to tag legitimate drugs with a unique signature derived from plant DNA.

Stating that the technology has been successfully used in other industries and “could be a game changer for pharmaceuticals,” the article notes the ability to track and identify drugs would be useful for pharmaceutical firms that currently spend millions of dollars annually to find and prosecute counterfeiters. The article additionally reports that Applied DNA Sciences has begun to discuss the use of the technology with pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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