Applied DNA Sciences is teaming up with Everledger to develop and market a combined physical and digital supply chain traceability and certification solution that will initially target leather and luxury goods.
The two parties will utilise Applied DNA Sciences’ CertainT molecular tagging and authentication systems, together with Everledger’s blockchain-based platform for provenance verification.
They say the joint solution platform “is at the forefront of linking immutable digital transactions with synthetic molecular authentication to tightly track movement and chain of custody of forensically-identified goods across complex ecosystems.”
“As consumers demand more proof of claims with their purchases, enterprises and supply networks are now responding to the challenge by investing in such traceability at both the product and transaction levels,” says Judy Murrah, chief information officer of Applied DNA.
“As a pioneer in digital provenance across many industries critical to the global commons, we understand the importance of incorporating a forensic layer for the unique identification assets tracked on our platform,” adds Leanne Kemp, founder and CEO of Everledger.
“We are pleased to further provide added confidence in the provenance data captured and tracked on our platform through CertainT’s molecular authentication solution. This will greatly benefit all stakeholders by driving full supply chain transparency with a positive economic and social impact.”
The move builds on a memorandum of understanding agreed between the two companies in July.
Last month Applied DNA Sciences strengthened its collaboration with Eurofins BLC Leather Technology Center to support the commercial implementation of its SigNature T-based leather traceability system. The partnership could bring brands and retailers one step closer to being able to trace leather through their supply chains.