Product authentication business Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) is joining hands with global safety science organisation UL in a strategic partnership it says will lay the foundation for a “significant” new development in product authentication and supply chain traceability.

The partnership will enable UL to offer a series of Verification Marks for point-of-origin and product content, utilising 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.