TruTag Technologies’ “edible barcode” named one of the most significant innovations in America

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TruTag’s brand protection technology receives the prestigious 2014 R&D 100 Award

HONOLULU, HAWAII (July 14, 2014)– TruTag Technologies has been selected by R&D Magazine to receive the 2014 R&D 100 Award, naming the company’s covert “edible barcode” as one of the most significant tech innovations in America.

TruTag Technologies, Inc. is the developer of an edible, covert security platform to address the trillion dollar global counterfeit challenge. (“TruTags®”) are inert and edible, and can integrate into the fabric of a product without packaging or labels – much like fingerprints on a human being – for the authentication, tracking, and tagging of food, drugs, electronics, consumer products, and industrial components. Millions of optical patterns can be embedded into a TruTag, a dust-sized particle smaller than the width of a human hair.

Using this technology, brand owners, such as pharmaceutical or electronic companies, will be able to field-read finished products circulating in the wholesale and retail market to determine the authenticity and provenance of those products, including detailed information such as site and date of manufacture, lots, and other critical data without reliance on packaging or labels.
“We couldn’t be more honored by this recognition,” said Kent Mansfield, President of TruTag Technologies. “TruTag’s security solution is a vital weapon for brand protection in fighting the growing, global counterfeit industry, and we are proud to be among the impressive recipients of this year’s R&D 100 Award.”

About R&D 100 Awards
A coveted honor for high-tech companies and described as the “The Oscars of Invention” by Chicago Tribune, The R&D 100 Awards were established in 1963 by R&D Magazine. The R&D 100 Awards have been a guide to the most prestigious honor in applied research, and a mark of excellence that the product is one of the most innovative ideas of the year. With the key criterion being “technological significance,” The R&D 100 Awards have recognized iconic products during their 51-year history, including the automated teller machine (1973), the fax machine (1975), the ink-jet printer (1986), and Taxol anticancer drug (1993). Learn more at

About TruTag Technologies
TruTag Technologies is the innovator of an edible security platform to address the trillion dollar global product counterfeit challenge. The TruTag® security platform will help to provide superior brand protection, enhance the safety and traceability of food and medicine, improve tracking and logistics, assure product quality, and enable the Internet of Things. TruTag Technologies is a SKAI Ventures portfolio company.
TruTag Technologies, Inc. is selected by the World Economic Forum as a 2014 Technology Pioneer. This prestigious honor was awarded to the world’s most innovative and influential technology companies with the promise of significantly impacting the way business and society operates. TRUTAG and TRUTAGS are registered trademarks of TruTag Technologies, Inc. ©2014 TruTag Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Learn more at

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