DNA sequences have been used as forensic authentication feature for some years. They offer the advantage of virtually unlimited numbers of unique codes and a high security level.

DataTrace DNA is not a standard DNA solution. In cooperation with the biotechnology company GeneWorks, we offer a Synthetic DNA Barcode technology that offers several advantages compared with conventional DNA sequencing:

  • DNA Barcodes are based on the combination of different sized DNA molecules that can be scaled up in the manufacturing process to reduce cost.
  • Reading DNA Barcodes requires DNA sizing analysis which is simpler in chemistry, instrumentation and interpretation than reading full DNA sequences.
  • DNA Barcode sequences are not found in nature and therefore do not risk false positive detection due to ‘background’ natural DNA in samples.
  • A fast, sensitive and highly secure test is available for DNA Barcode presence using a portable instrument.

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