Colorcon will partner with Applied DNA Sciences for pill-coating taggants

In parallel with the global pharma industry’s efforts to secure supply chains through track-and-trace technologies, some manufacturers have been using a variety of complementary techniques to provide security and identify counterfeits, and in some cases even to provide an on-the-pill tracking technique. Now, a company that has had success in taggants in other applications, Applied DNA Sciences, is linking up with Colorcon, a leading supplier of coatings, colorants and other surface treatments for oral solids.