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Trutag Technologies Wins Gold at Edison Awards 2014

Technology pioneer’s “game changing” security platform recognized for disrupting the trillion-dollar global brand protection market

HONOLULU, HI ─ May 7, 2014 ─ TruTag Technologies – Hawaii-based innovator of an edible security platform that addresses the trillion-dollar global counterfeit problem – has been named a 2014 Edison Award Winner, earning Gold in the category of “Material Science – Nanomaterials.”

Vetted by over 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, TruTag Technologies shares the honor with 2014 Gold winners that include household names like Lenovo, GE Healthcare, AT&T, Nestle, Levi Strauss & Co. and Braun.

TruTag microtags (“TruTags®”) are inert, edible, and can integrate into the very fabric of a product without packaging or labels – much like fingerprints on a human being – for the authentication of products and materials. Moreover, millions of codes can be embedded into a TruTag, a dust-sized particle smaller than the width of a human hair. The TruTag security platform will help prevent counterfeiting, enhance the safety of critical consumer products, improve tracking and quality, and become a significant enabler for security in the Internet of Things.

The Edison Awards™ are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. Award winners represent products, services, and excellence in leadership and innovation around four criteria: Concept, Value, Delivery, and Impact. Originally established in 1987, the Edison Awards have honored some of the most world’s most innovative new products, services and business leaders, and are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), whose extraordinary new product development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name around the world.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Edison Awards, especially when we find ourselves among such worthy companies in our category,” said Kent Mansfield, TruTag’s president. “Innovation is our constant driver, and as we look to the future, we aim to be a global protector of brand and product security.”

About TruTag Technologies

TruTag Technologies is the developer of a leading edible, covert security platform to address the trillion-dollar global illicit product challenge and the $200 billion market for counterfeit drugs. TruTags® are edible, dust-sized particles embedded with spectral data into the very fabric of a product, much like fingerprints on a person, without the need for labels or packaging. TruTag’s covert, low–cost, heat–resistant, and edible silica microtags serve as bar codes and can be incorporated into solid, oral-dose medications as well as other materials and products. The unique physical properties of TruTags® provide a vast library of available unique codes, which allow for tracking of high-volume, high-value items at product or even batch levels. This business information tool can be used in a variety of products, such as pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, food, electronics, industrial components, consumer goods, and medical devices.

The TruTag® security platform provides superior brand protection, enhances the safety and traceability of food and medicine, improves tracking and logistics, assures product quality, optimizes efficiency in clinical trial administration, provides informatics for product and component tracking through the supply chain, and enables the Internet of Things. TruTag Technologies, Inc., is a 2014 Technology Pioneer as selected by the World Economic Forum, an honor awarded to the world’s most innovative and influential companies whose technology can significantly impact the way business and society operates. Learn more at

About Edison Awards

Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized ideas at the forefront of new products, services, marketing, design and innovation. They symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity. Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business.

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