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Partner-in-Proof Colorcon

Colorcon and Applied DNA collaborated extensively to create an on-dose authentication method that provides track and trace functionality for pharmaceutical supply chain security.

CertainT DNA molecular tags were seamlessly integrated into Colorcon’s Opadry® fully formulated film coating system. The data gathered during authentication provides invaluable insight into the vulnerabilities of complex global supply chains, and significantly reduces the risks associated with counterfeit medications.

“With new guidelines from regulators and accessible technology, on-dose solutions provide a more robust and reliable means of identifying and deterring counterfeiting, verifying product authenticity, and ensuring product traceability. Through extensive research and development, Colorcon has created a unique coating system to address this global problem.”

Dr. Ali Rajabi-Siahboomi, Vice President/Chief Scientific Officer at Colorcon Inc

“On-dose authentication technology represents the next generation in pharmaceutical supply-chain security by providing a powerful tool for tracking product from plant to patient. By seamlessly enabling authentication, these digitized coatings confirm the quality and origin of medicines thereby safeguarding both patients and brands.”

Kelly Boyer, General Manager, Film Coatings at Colorcon Inc.

Colorcon is a world leader in the design and development of specialty excipients for solid oral dosages for the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries. Learn more at