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Blockchain Technology and Quantagenetics® – Securing the Supply Chain

Blockchain provides a new level of security, but a critical link is missing. While blockchain assures the validity of documentation associated with the exchange of goods, it does not yet assure that the documentation actually represents the goods that are being exchanged. Just because an approved label on a box declares that it contains certain materials with certain characteristics, there’s currently no way to be sure of what’s really in the box. While time may be saved and the hassle of paperwork reduced, blockchain technology does not, in itself, mitigate the risk for fraud, substandard, and counterfeit materials. Quantagenetics® is a novel solution to this problem because it authenticates materials using only the material itself, eliminating the need for a paper trail. There is no need to rely on what the paperwork says or add a tracer such as DNA, RFID tags, or labels, etc. when the materials self-certify themselves. A material can only be what it is.
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Is this part Counterfeit?

If one of your customers brings you a defective part that looks like one your company made, how quickly can you determine if the part in question is really one of yours, or is a counterfeit? The answer may be as quickly as running a Materialytics Sequencing Station (M2S®) validation test on the part. The M2S validation test compares the part in question to a statistically significant..
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Naming a New Field - Quantagenetics®

Materialytics is doing something genuinely different, and so far, there’s no handy language to describe it. This situation is common with new technology...
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Materialytics Presents Conflict Mineral Results at GAC

Materialytics proudly presented our results on conflict mineral mine identification at the Geological Association of Canada's annual conference. The study included gold, coltan (columbite-tantalite), wolframite, and cassiterite. Using the Materialytics Analysis Process, we were able to achieve incredible results.
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SCIX 2014: Analysis of “Big” Spectral Data

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DMSMS 2013: The implications of MAP on Counterfeit Products and Sub-Standard Parts

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GIA 2011: Determining the Provenance of Gemstones Using M2S Abstract

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Understanding the Science (Overview)

This series is intended to provide helpful insights into Materialytics Sequencing Station (M2S). Beginning in 2002, we wanted to determine if it was possible to trace a gemstone back to its host country (“determine its provenance”) and ideally to its host mine. What we learned has significantly changed our approach to this and related questions.
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