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Wine & Spirits

Wine & Spirits

Verify the authenticity of your premium product with BioTags™

The Industry Challenge

Your name may be on the bottle, but your legacy relies on what’s inside. Premium wine, beer and spirits are prime targets for fraud and counterfeiting, leading to brand damage and revenue loss. With Index’s on-product verification you can safeguard your brand against imposters using a natural microscopic barcode that is safe for consumption and undetectable to human senses. BioTags provide a covert identification solution that confirms source-of-origin, manufacturer and distributor identification to protect against counterfeit product, allowing for unprecedented brand protection and quality control without the packaging.

The Index Advantage

  • Flavourless, odourless, and colourless on-product verification solution.
  • Flexible application directly to product or cork, with inclusion rates significantly below 1 ppm.
  • Rapid and quantifiable detection to identify product authenticity or adulteration.
A glass of white wine.

One Solution,
Complete Coverage.

BioTags are a natural yeast product that act as a microscopic barcode to authenticate and trace individual ingredients and finished products. They are mixed with or sprayed onto a product or crop, and application can be easily integrated into existing grower, manufacturing and production workflows. Application can also occur later in filtration and bottling steps,  BioTags are applied in trace amounts and have no flavour, odour or colour, making them undetectable to the naked eye. Using common molecular techniques, BioTags can be identified on-site or in a lab at any point along the supply chain. Unique sequences are stored in the Trailhead™ Digital Registry providing a secure link between a physical wine or spirit and its digital supply chain.

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