Jeansee Cooperative Testing Agreement: Covert Combinatorial DNA Taggant Signatures of Authentication, Tracking and Trace-Back


Professor Ming-Mei Chang

Department: Biology

Funding Source: Jeansee, LLC

Period of Funding: December 22, 2009 - December 13, 2013

Award Total: $50,217

This is a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 and Phase 2 project. The objective of this research is to demonstrate that the combinatorial method can feasibly yield millions of synthetic DNA taggants that carry more item information, are more covert and are more layerable than any other covert taggants on the market horizon with similar potential applications.