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.