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TruTag Technologies and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas Form Global Strategic Partnership

Alliance will apply TruTag solutions across broad industries

EMERYVILLE, CALIFORNIA ─ December 4, 2017 — TruTag Technologies (“TruTag”), a leading security and technology solution provider, today announced a strategic partnership with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, and an investment in TruTag by Sumitomo’s corporate venture capital fund, Presidio Ventures.

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas is the largest subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, one of the world’s leading integrated trading companies engaged in diverse businesses with an annual gross profit of over 800 Billion Yen and presence in 66 countries.

TruTag Technologies and Sumitomo will collaborate to bring TruTag’s technology platform to diverse markets and industries where Sumitomo has deep business experience and relationships across the world. The partnership will adapt TruTag’s technology platform for product identity, traceability, and supply chain management of various Sumitomo divisions worldwide. TruTag is the world leader for precision fabrication of nano-porous silica, advanced mobile hyperspectral imaging, and data management to provide a complete product identity and supply chain security solution to improve the safety, traceability, and authenticity of branded products across broad industries.  Applications include edible on-product identity solutions for food and medicine; and secure labels and documents for businesses and governments.  In addition, TruTag’s advanced spectral and spatial imaging products are expanding into agricultural management, smart farming, machine vision, biomedical imaging and point-of-care diagnostics.

As part of the broader global Sumitomo Corporation family of companies with leadership in diverse industries, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas is well-positioned to successfully drive significant opportunities for TruTag’s technology platform to impact wide ranging markets and industries, improving efficiency of supply chain management, brand protection and consumer safety.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas to build a globally-focused and comprehensive product identity partnership that will have a tremendous impact on Sumitomo’s existing markets as well as drive successful expansion of TruTag’s technology platform into exciting new industries. We are excited to work with a company of Sumitomo’s caliber and to mutually provide an industry-leading product identity platform across diverse markets with significant real-world impact to brand protection, product traceability, and consumer safety,” said Michael Bartholomeusz, Chief Executive Officer of TruTag Technologies.

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas is excited to partner with TruTag and their impressive technology platform,” said Tom Wada, General Manager of Sumitomo Corporation of Americas’ Silicon Valley office. “We are confident that our deep-rooted relationships and existing partnerships across numerous industries will provide TruTag tremendous expansion, while deeply enhancing security and traceability throughout the supply chain of these networks.”

About TruTag Technologies, Inc.

TruTag Technologies, Inc. is a leading security and technology solution provider serving businesses and governments around the world. TruTag has the most advanced precision-fabricated, cGMP nano-porous silica manufacturing operation in the world for a variety of applications and security solutions, including product identity for food, medicine, secure labels and documents. The company’s highly-specialized nano-porous silica particles extend to precision drug delivery systems for the biopharmaceutical industry. TruTag’s nano-fabrication technology platform is complemented by its advanced hyperspectral imaging solutions, which can be applied to a broad array of market applications from medical diagnostics to machine vision.

TruTag Technologies has been recognized by the SPIE Prism Awards, Frost & Sullivan, the Edison Awards, Fast Company, R&D 100, and was selected a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum as one of the most influential technology companies in the world. Learn more at

About Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Established in 1952 and headquartered in New York City, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) has nine offices in major U.S. cities. SCOA is the largest subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, one of the world’s leading traders of goods and services. As an integrated business enterprise, the firm has emerged as a major organizer of multinational projects, an expediter of ideas, an important international investor and financier, and a powerful force for distribution of products and global communications through a network of offices worldwide. Its core business units include Tubular Products, Environment and Infrastructure, Steel and Non-Ferrous Metals, Transportation and Construction Systems, Chemicals and Electronics, Media and IOT Applications, Real Estate, Mineral Resources and Energy, and Food. For more information, visit

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