Anti-Counterfeiting DNA Marking Gets a Boost

Applied DNA Sciences Inc. announced today that the Defense Logistics Agency will subsidize APDN's SigNature DNA marking for defense suppliers who provide designated, high-reliability electronics to the Agency. This news is extremely significant because it lowers the cost-of-doing-business threshold for DNA marking technology. The announcement explains further: The text of the DIBBS announcement, which also…

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Water Risks Impacting Supply Chains

Supply-chain professionals deal with all kinds of risks every day, from managing routine shipping delays to second-sourcing products when a natural disaster hits a key supplier. But there are a number of other global issues that should compel supply chain experts and corporate senior management teams to rethink their risks and their potential impact. One…

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Technology Transfer Fuels Counterfeiting

Does reverse engineering a competitor's product bother you ethically? The pervasive practice of opening the other guy's enclosure to see what's inside is not considered outright espionage, but it is rarely done openly. If it is unacceptable to peek into another company's R&D labs, then why do many businesses have their competitors' products on the…

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China Isn’t Being Displaced

I find myself confused between what I read in the press and my personal experience. One example is the exodus of manufacturing from China to North America. While this widely espoused turn of events may play well to nationalism and hope for local job creation, I don't see it. My clients are being well served…

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