For COVID-19 control and reliable testing, authentic testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE) are truly vital. Together with blockchain startup SUKU, Avery Dennison Smartrac developed a digital verification solution to securely authenticate healthcare equipment and provide supply chain transparency.
By equipping COVID-19 test kits and PPE with Avery Dennison Smartrac’s Circus™ NFC tags, the solution utilizes Avery Dennison’s Digital Identity Platform to feed tag data to SUKU’s blockchain-based supply chain application. The data from the mobile engagement then confirms the authenticity and provenance of the tagged product, reassuring customers and ultimately increasing trust. Customers can also view their purchase price of PPE compared to the global average, providing transparency to help in the fight against price gouging. The physical implementation into existing operations is seamless as the NFC tags are included in as the final step when everything is packaged.
Enabling informed decisions
The test kit solution allows organizations to access real-time data from test kit results to make informed decisions on the allocation of doctors, facilities and resources. By opening a communication channel with healthcare officials, the solution will also provide patients with guidance on appropriate behavior in case of a positive test result.