Stony Brook, N.Y-based Applied DNA Sciences Inc., a provider of DNA-based security and product authentication, has signed an agreement with Wakefield Inspection Services of Richardson, Texas, to collaborate on providing global supply chain, traceability and security solutions to customers using SigNature T DNA marking and DNA authentication services.
Applied DNA Sciences’ SigNature T DNA platform provides traceability of raw textile materials from their point of origin to the finished product, assuring the identity of textiles throughout the supply chain. Combined with Wakefield’s services, textile customers will have worldwide access to the consultation, training, documentation and enhanced inspection services.
The agreement establishes an end-to-end implementation ensuring traceability of SigNature T DNA-marked fiber, yarn or fabric from the field to the forensic lab. Ginners and wool scourers can incorporate and authenticate the SigNature T DNA marker with little impact to existing processes at the raw-fiber stage of cotton and wool production. In addition, Applied DNA Sciences’ patented fiberTyping<fc> testing for cotton will ensure the identity of the feedstock.