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Partner-in-Proof Montblanc

Montblanc began using Applied DNA’s molecular tagging with Beacon in 2019 for use in their high end range of writing instruments

The partnership follows a rigorous 18-month product development and qualification program for SigNature DNA with Beacon® in a range of specialist inks for use in Montblanc writing instruments. CertainT DNA molecular tags provide the forensic evidence for traceability; Beacon is a covert screening feature that fluoresces only with complementary decryptant.

“We had a shared vision with Montblanc that our CertainT molecular DNA tags with Beacon could be supplied to Montblanc clients who may wish to forensically prove a document had been signed using a personally unique molecular tag. We are pleased to announce this has been achieved and will soon be made available by Montblanc, initially to an exclusive list of their clients.”

Dr. James Hayward, president and CEO of Applied DNA

“We are very pleased to be able to offer this very unique and novel solution for our discerning clients following thorough and rigorous testing over many months.”

Paolo Della Chiesa Poma, Product Manager at Montblanc

About Montblanc
Montblanc, synonymous with exquisite writing culture for the past 100 years, follows lasting values such as quality and traditional craftsmanship. Its uncompromising demands on shape, style, materials and workmanship are reflected in all its products. Founded in 1906, the Hamburg-based company are renowned for their high quality and fashionable writing instruments, timepieces, leather goods amongst other high-end products.