The product tracking and brand protection specialist VerifyMe has received an initial purchase order for 2 million VeriPAS shipping labels. The order is the first to be realized through VerifyMe’s strategic partnership with Renavotio, which was announced on February 8.
This particular batch of labels will be used to ship 2 million boxes of surgical gloves, with VerifyMe noting that doctors need the gloves to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. It is therefore vital that the gloves reach their intended destination, and that the integrity of the gloves is not compromised while they are en route. The Department of Homeland Security has already seized more than 11 million counterfeit 3M N95 masks, making counterfeit Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) one of the bigger pandemic-related problems currently facing public health officials.
VerifyMe is trying to address the issue with pre-printed anti-counterfeiting labels. The custom labels are embedded with invisible codes that employees can scan with a smartphone to make sure that the box has not been tampered with, and that the goods inside it are authentic.
“Our recent partnering with VerifyMe has opened up the overseas PPE market to us again,” said Renavotio CEO Billy Robinson. “The VerifyMe technology will help prevent any PPE products we are involved with from having any potential financial and legal issues.”
“The short time from signing our strategic partnership to receiving their first purchase order demonstrates the urgent need in the marketplace to combat rampant counterfeiting in PPE,” added VerifyMe President and CEO Patrick White. “We believe this initial order will lead to additional opportunities with Renavotio in regards to anti-counterfeit, track and trace and brand protection solutions for PPE.”
The news comes a few months after VerifyMe formed a similar strategic partnership with Techind, which handles products in the highly sensitive pharmaceutical industry. That partnership also seeks to ensure that medical providers are not using counterfeit goods.