ProTectaDNA is a biotechnical tagging system, which applies unique codes to a wide variety of liquid and solid materials. Marked items can be identified unequivocally to provide proof of ownership or source and to allow the detection of fraud.
The technology is based on the design, production, application, recovery and identification of unique DNA molecules. Small, single stranded DNA molecules are designed and synthesized of between 70 to 100 bases in length. The order of the DNA bases is varied from one tracer to another.
As a consequence, the process can in theory generate 1060 distinct tracers from DNA molecules of 100 bases in length.