Security solutions for protecting products, brands and intellectual property from counterfeiting and diversion are on the rise now more than ever. As technology advances to secure verification by the owner and to validate their claims, so does the technology used by crooks to get around it. Counterfeiting is a big business for modern crooks. Anti-Counterfeit technology is just as big, if not bigger. Companies that specialize in creating this technology are becoming not only more adaptable but, savvy as well. Uniqueness and forward thinking seem to be the primary weapon in this ever changing industry.

Anti-Counterfeit technology has been around for a bit but not enough to make an “impression”, no pun intended to those that really wish to protect their product. In recent years though this technology has advanced so quickly that what once was seen as a prop in spy movies and in books is now a reality. Eye and fingerprint scans, voice recognition, and now DNA matching for authenticity. These concepts were unheard of just a few decades ago.

Anti-Counterfeit technology is a commonly word used with Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. The company is at the forefront of this technology with their latest platform, SigNature DNA Anti-Counterfeit technology, and is sure to make headway. They were just selected by the European Regional Development Fund as the only security platform for protection against counterfeiting and diversion of UK manufactured textiles from “fiber to fabric.” The program will protect products from other industries as well.

After a successful trial test that was carried out in December of 2008 with a UK Textile contract, it was clear Applied DNA was right for the job. This will extend the company’s current collaborations with Yorkshire and the Humber-based companies as part of a three-year deal with the Textile Centre of Excellence and Leeds University’s Centre for Technical Textiles. This is big news for Applied DNA and for those affiliated with them in anyway. This is definitely one to watch in the coming days.