By  on May 3, 2018

Applied DNA Sciences said today that it successfully completed its one-year consortium research project with BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd., a U.K.-based organization. The project aimed to apply and recover DNA tags throughout various stages of the leather supply chain. Its research findings concluded that the technical feasibility of DNA marking throughout the leather supply chain is possible by employing the firm’s “SigNature DNA.”

Stages included the application of DNA to animals on a farm and tested for recovery when the hides were delivered to a tannery; DNA application at the “wet blue stage” after initial tanning and tested for recovery following leather splitting on both grain leather and drop splits; and DNA application during the leather finishing process, followed by a test for recovery, all according to the firm. Each test for recovery was completed successfully.

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