ASX-listed Dotz Nano Limited has conducted successful in-plant tagging trials that have the potential to revolutionise the cannabis market's tracing ability.
Dotz, an advanced technology company developing, manufacturing and commercialising tagging, tracing and verification solutions, has successfully embedded its BioDotz security markers into plants with a close biological structure to cannabis.
Dotz’s eco-friendly BioDotz markers were added to the plants at the company’s research facility in Israel. Proof-of-concept results showed BioDotz did not affect the basic properties or appearance of the plants.
The markers were detected and authenticated in the plant on-site and in real time using the company’s smartphone app-based Inspec readers and were detectable with Dotz Inspec detector days after being added.
The has company filed a patent application for use of BioDotz in-plant tagging, including cannabis, to enable increased levels of security and supply-chain monitoring.
Plants with a close biological structure to cannabis were used for the testing as for legal reasons cannabis plants could not be used. The next stage of tests will be done on cannabis strains with licensed growers.