Applied DNA, a leader in large-scale PCR-based DNA manufacturing, has signed a collaboration agreement with Eurofins BLC to support commercial implementation of Applied DNA’s SigNature T-based leather traceability system. The signing of the agreement follows successful completion of the funded consortium research project with BLC as announced in May 2018.

“There is a strong need within the leather industry to provide a robust system of traceability for semi-processed and finished leather. This cost-effective application system provides a process for applying a unique molecular tag in a way that is impossible to counterfeit. Eurofins BLC looks forward to supporting our customers in their journey towards supply chain transparency and traceability,” Adam Hughes, managing director of Eurofins BLC leather technology said.