Interest in authentication solutions continues to grow, thanks in part to regulations. “As regulations continue to be created and enforced to ensure patient safety by requiring authentication in the supply chain, we will see more demand for these types of solutions,” reports Sherry Washburn, Videojet Business Unit Manager.
To provide a machine-readable approach to authentication, Videojet recently partnered with Applied DNA Sciences. They are co-branding a solution that utilizes Applied DNA SigNature molecular-tagged Videojet inks and the Videojet 1860 printer. (Applied DNA offers unique DNA markers that can be integrated into inks, coatings, varnishes, and more, and these covert markers can be authenticated with either a handheld or packaging line device.