DNA Technologies, a division of Polestar Ltd. (Bermuda), announced today that it had signed an agreement appointing OnCode, a division of Gem Gravure of Hanover, Massachusetts, as an authorized channel partner. The agreement will allow OnCode to resell and integrate patented DNA Matrix™ security markers in their inkjet coding and marking applications in key pharmaceutical, medical device, wire manufacturing, wire processing and packaging industries.

“OnCode has an impressive pedigree and history in ink making through its parent company, Gem Gravure, and is well positioned in the variable data marking and coding market as a North American distributor of KBA-Metronic inkjet printing equipment,” said Wendell Smith, chair of DNA Technologies. “We are pleased to find a partner of this caliber, and look to enable OnCode’s customers and prospects with high security measures in their battle with counterfeiting and diversion.”

“Our clients are increasingly concerned about product security, and are interested in our ability to integrate security measures into our installed printer base, and provide major corporations and brands with unparalleled protection”, said Paul Gemelli, managing director of OnCode. "We take the counterfeiting and product diversion threat quite seriously and are confident in choosing DNA Technologies and the DNA Matrix™ as the highest level of security.”

OnCode will initially add three new security products to its broad ink portfolio – DNA embedded, UV fluorescent and IR fluorescent inks for CIJ print applications. The ink will be produced at parent company Gem Gravure’s ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility under license by DNA Technologies.  

The new products are on display at Pack Expo in Chicago this week (booth 3018), where invisible barcodes are created, scanned and rated in an online process.  

About DNA Technologies
DNA Technologies is a recognized leader in providing security marking and unequaled protection against counterfeiting and product diversion. The patented technology uses DNA-laced inks, dyes and resins to tag and protect valuable products, brands, intellectual property and important documents. The simple, yet complex product authentication solution can be applied to virtually any tangible surface, providing highly secure, but cost-effective marking. For more information, see WWW.DNATECHNOLOGIES.COM.

About OnCode
OnCode is a division of Gem Gravure, serving markets outside of wire and cable. Leveraging Gem Gravure’s 60 years of experience in product identification, OnCode has expanded into packaging and security printing. OnCode is the exclusive representative for KBA-Metronic. KBA-Metronic has specialized in the design and production of printing and coding equipment since 1972. They provide a range of the highest quality product-coding solutions. With printing equipment, ink and world-class support coming from one company, OnCode ensures better quality, faster service and printing made easy. For more information, see WWW.ONCODEINK.COM.

For further information, contact:

Mike Hayes
Managing Director
DNA Technologies
902.441.7388
MHAYES@DNATECHNOLOGIES.COM
 
Ramona Krogman
Marketing Manager
OnCode Inc.
781.820.9290
RKROGMAN@GEMGRAVURE.COM

October 29, 2012