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Nexgen Biotechnologies selects Thinfilm's NFC solutions to enhance supply-chain

Nexgen will integrate Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense technology into containers and other packaging in order to monitor shipments throughout the supply chain and address product authentication needs

16 Aug 2017 | Editor

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced a partnership with Nexgen Biotechnologies, Inc. (Nexgen). Through the partnership, Nexgen will integrate Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense technology into containers and other packaging in order to monitor shipments throughout the supply chain and address product authentication needs.

Nexgen, based in Seoul, South Korea, develops and produces new, protein-based biological materials for the medical and cosmetics industries. The company was founded in 1999.

According to the announcement as Nexgen continues to expand distribution into foreign markets, including China, the company is taking a proactive approach in maintaining the integrity of its products and the vast supply chain through which they are delivered.

Thinfilm said their OpenSense technology will play a critical role, helping Nexgen to combat counterfeiting, gray market diversion, unauthorised refills, and other fraudulent practices.

Trusted partners and end customers will be able to tap on packaging with a smartphone or NFC reader to determine - via Thinfilm's Authenticator App and the CNECT cloud platform - whether the product is factory sealed or has been tampered with.

Taps along the distribution route will also create a supply-chain audit trail that provides critical information such as date, time, and location of the spot inspections.

"As an exporter of advanced materials, we were looking for ways to build trust in our products with domestic and overseas partners, and decided to use Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense tags."

"We feel the technology will help establish confidence among our potential partners in the Nexgen brand and its advanced materials. Additional use-case applications are also being considered."
Sunlee, CEO of Nexgen

"The proteins and compounds developed by Nexgen are innovative, so there's an inherent need to maintain the integrity of the materials throughout its distribution network, particularly in regions known for high levels of counterfeiting activity."

"The combination of OpenSense technology and our CNECT platform provides Nexgen with the ideal solution, and enable them to protect their products while instilling trust among end customers."

Davor Sutija, CEO of Thinfilm.

www.thinfilm.no    www.nexgenbiotech.com   

About Nexgen Biotechnologies

Nexgen Biotechnologies, Inc., (Nexgen) has been 18 years in Korea, specializing on research and development of recombinant proteins to be used for medical and skincare industry. Nexgen has been awarded "Korea's 10 New Technologies" by the ministry of commerce, industry and energy in Korea in 2005, and appointed as a 'national research laboratory' in 2006 as well.

The company was also awarded '2016 best patent of Korea' with the production of 4-Spier Toxin Protein by generic engineering technology which is also registered in International Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary to be used for the high-end skincare products.

Nexgen has been producing over 100 kinds of special proteins as well as distinctive skincare products and has more than 20 new proteins/peptides working on anti-aging effect, burn treatment, and wound treatment.

Source: Nexgen Biotechnologies

About Thin Film Electronics

Thinfilm is a global leader in NFC mobile marketing and smart-product solutions using printed electronics technology. The Company creates printed tags, labels, and systems that include memory, sensors, displays, and wireless communication - all at a cost-per-function unmatched by conventional electronic technologies.

Thinfilm offers end-to-end mobile marketing solutions that feature hardware, label/packaging integration services, and comprehensive cloud-based management, reporting and analytics. Collectively, these components deliver a powerful 1-to-1 digital marketing platform through which brands of all sizes can connect directly with consumers, all with the simple tap of a smartphone. The resulting disintermediation of search engines, online marketplaces, and social platforms empowers brands to control messaging, enhance consumer dialogue, build loyalty, increase engagement, and drive sales.

Thinfilm's roadmap integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to bring intelligence to everyday, disposable items. Its mission is to effectively extend the traditional boundaries of the Internet of Things to fuel the Internet of Everything.

Thin Film Electronics ASA is a publicly listed company in Norway with global headquarters in Oslo, Norway; US headquarters in San Jose, California; and offices in Linköping, Sweden; San Francisco; London; and Shanghai.

Source: Thin Film Electronics

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