TSW TRACE

TM

Proven Proprietary Provenance Technology 

TSW Trace TM is a robust, definitive, tested and validated scientific method for establishing provenance of an item. Advanced scientific instrumentation is used to determine key markers (elements, isotopes and molecules present), which when combined form a chemical 'fingerprint' or 'profile' that is characteristic of an items' origin. 

Pioneered by TSW's Chief Scientist Dr R. John Watling, the technology brings together almost 40 years of research and application across various disciplines. The method is routinely employed as a forensic tool and delivered by the TSW Analytical Pty Ltd Forensic Science Services team who, combined, have over 60 years of advanced research and forensic casework experience and are world leaders in the provenance establishment. ​The TSW team has published extensively. In addition to more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, the applications have been presented at scientific conferences worldwide, form the basis of book chapters and feature in the internationally referenced forensic treatises for Expert Evidence - 'Gold Fingerprinting' and '75 Expert Areas'. 

This technology can be applied to almost every solid or liquid matrices and has been used for:

Gold
Gold
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Diamonds
Diamonds
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Cannabis
Cannabis

Medical Marijuana Hemp

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Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits & Vegetables

Fresh Processed

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Eggs
Eggs

Farm of origin. Production Regime

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Meat
Meat

Red Meat Poultry Pork

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Fresh Cow Milk
Fresh Cow Milk

Milk Cheese Yoghurt

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Honey
Honey
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Grains
Grains
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Olive Oil
Olive Oil
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Fish
Fish
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Seafood
Seafood

Lobster Crab Abalone Prawns

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Legumes
Legumes
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Spices
Spices
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Infant Formula
Infant Formula
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Crime Scene Evidence
Crime Scene Evidence
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Cotton
Cotton
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Wildlife Products
Wildlife Products

Ivory Rhino Horn Rare Eggs

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Nuts & Seeds
Nuts & Seeds

Almonds Hazelnuts Brazil Nuts Macadamias Walnuts Peanuts Cashews

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Coffee
Coffee
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Chocolate
Chocolate
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Tea
Tea
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Illicit Drugs
Illicit Drugs
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Flour
Flour
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Water
Water
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Hair
Hair
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Bullets
Bullets
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Beverages
Beverages
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Conflict Minerals
Conflict Minerals
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Artwork & Antiquities
Artwork & Antiquities
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Cobalt
Cobalt

Conflict-free?

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Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals
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Prawns
Prawns
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Chicken
Chicken
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Polished Stones
Polished Stones
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Foreign Matter
Foreign Matter
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