For new developments in product authentication and supply chain traceability

UL has entered into a collaboration with Applied DNA Sciences to lay the foundation for a significant new development in product authentication and supply chain traceability.

This partnership will enable UL to offer a series of Verification Marks for point-of-origin and product content, utilizing Applied DNA’s SigNature®molecular tags. The DNA tag marks products in order to create a unique “fingerprint” that can be traced throughout a product’s journey in the supply chain. This technology combined with UL’s expertise and experience in testing, audit, and inspection service offerings equips manufacturers, governments, trade organizations, brands and end consumers with a tool to validate the very source and content of products, thus instilling an added level of confidence and empowering trust. UL’s Verification Mark provides third-party verification, demonstrating to consumers that the supplier is taking steps to lead in the industry by having their products evaluated against UL’s highest standards for quality and integrity.