“Over 10 major producers have flocked to the StrainSecure platform to track strains of medical cannabis and verify their authenticity
The company’s StrainSecure track and trace platform provides mandatory testing, DNA-based product validation, and helps with intellectual property protection and product guarantees for patients and customers.
The Vancouver-based firm channels the power of blockchain to fix the grim realities of corrupted supply chains in the medical cannabis industry. It combines the power of big data with the security of blockchain to provide strain identification, registration and verification for cannabis at scale.
The firm’s immutable, cryptographically secure technology is the brainchild of co-founder and chief technology officer Tommy Stephenson, who developed enterprise software platforms over two decades for companies such as Microsoft and Mercedes Benz. The company’s Seattle development center has “a Disney feel” to it with the engineers exuding an “if we can dream it, we can build it” philosophy.
The Seattle team’s goal has been to build a framework to help licensed cannabis producers and micro-cultivators easily and inexpensively move their products through the mandatory testing process. TruTrace places that test data on the blockchain for its own protection and that of the company’s intellectual property.
In this way, the StrainSecure platform establishes an accurate, single source, validated, and permanent account for cannabis strains from seed source to market. A cannabis strain’s genetics are stored into an immutable ledger and information is added during each processing stage.
In short, TruTrace’s seed-to-sale tracking platform tackles two pain points in the cannabis industry: it modernizes the inventory tracking system and provides customers with details about a product’s lab test results and cultivar….”
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