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March 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The
Xerox Research Centre Canada (XRCC) (NYSE: XRX) has signed a multi-year materials research services agreement with
Authentix Inc., a leading provider of anti-counterfeiting, brand protection and program integrity solutions for the oil and gas industry; currency, branded products and tax stamp markets.
"Working with companies like Authentix adds to the value our scientists bring to the research world," said
Paul Smith, vice president and director of the Xerox Research Centre Canada. "Not only do we continue to strengthen our scientific role in Canadian innovation, we are now bringing valuable research capabilities to other companies globally."
Scientists at XRCC specialize in the design and development of electronic materials and specialty components; environmentally-friendly processes; coatings, applied nanotechnology; polymer science, engineering and pilot plant scale-up.
"Materials science research makes it possible to bring new levels of security, accuracy and efficiency to product authentication," said
Jeff Conroy, chief technology officer of Authentix. "Leveraging the core competencies of Xerox's materials lab in
Canada expands and accelerates our ability to bring innovative solutions to the authentication market."
Toronto, XRCC is part of the global
Xerox Innovation Group made up of researchers and engineers in five world-renowned research centers. Each center leverages XRCC's unique, integrated, global materials research and development mandate.
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About Authentix Authentix enables brand owners and governments to build market confidence and maximize revenue by authenticating products to combat counterfeiting, protect brand equity and assure program integrity. We serve clients in the oil and gas, currency, tax stamp, and branded product markets with leading product authentication solutions wrapped in robust programs that contribute to our client's success. Headquartered in
Dallas, Texas USA, Authentix has offices in the US, UK,
Africa and the UAE serving clients worldwide. For more information visit
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