Company History

Authentix—Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection, Fuel Marking

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Authentix has a long history of providing effective authentication solutions to Fortune 500 and government clients. Authentix was formed in 2003 from the merger of US-based Isotag and UK-based Biocode, combining two of the authentication industry’s leading players. Authentix has since continued to grow by offering clients comprehensive authentication solutions.

Company Timeline

1990’s

  • In 1992, Biocode became independent from Royal Dutch Shell following its earlier formation in 1989.
  • Isotag was formed in 1996 by acquiring technology developed by Los Alamos National Labs.

2000’s

  • In early 2003, additional acquisitions were made to augment the Authentix technology portfolio, specifically its security ink and packaging expertise.
  • In November 2003, Authentix was born from the merger of Isotag and Biocode.
  • In early 2008, Authentix was purchased by an investment group led by The Carlyle Group and J.H. Whitney, Inc. enabling the company to continue its growth strategy.