Applied DNA Sciences, a leader in PCR-based manufacturing for product authenticity and traceability solutions, has received an order for the implementation of its SigNature T cotton traceability system in Egypt to indelibly mark two varietals of high-value Egyptian Cotton, widely acknowledged to be among the finest in the world.

The molecular tag and delivery system have been shipped and cotton tagging is expected to commence within the month. The system, already installed in eight cotton gins worldwide, includes the use of unique SigNature T molecular tags, internet-based data collection linking evidence of tagging process quality to each bale ID, and bar code scanning of tagged packaged bales for inventory management and tracking.