Raptis Rare Books, one of the world’s leading antiquarian and rare book galleries, became the first in its industry in the United States to use synthetic DNA for authentication and inventory management.
The synthetic DNA technology (Asset Marking product), from SelectaDNA, provides clients of Raptis Rare Books with enhanced assurance of authentication of some of the globe’s most prized and valuable literary works, which are valued up to, and above, $500,000.
“Raptis Rare Books takes extraordinary measures to ensure authenticity of its collection of literary treasures,” said Matthew Raptis, owner and founder of Raptis Rare Books located at the famed shopping destination on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Fla. “The use of SelectaDNA is an excellent complement to our rigorous authentication protocols, which provides our clients with added confidence in purchasing these rare literary gems.”
“We’re very pleased to have Raptis Rare Books utilize the synthetic DNA technology from SelectaDNA,” said Henrik Olsen, CEO of CSI Protect, the exclusive distributor of SelectaDNA technology in North America. “This proven technology is used by many museums and libraries in many countries, as well as by a wide and diverse spectrum of industries.”
A brief sampling of other industries that utilize and benefit from SelectaDNA's technology offerings include: construction, gun stores, banks, check cashing stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, collectibles and memorabilia, retail, transportation, hospitals, education, warehouses, cannabis and casinos.
SelectaDNA technology has been successfully used for more than a decade in 47 countries across the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia. It is now available and being deployed in the United States.
Each unit of the synthetic DNA Asset Marking technology has a universally unique DNA code, and microdots, which provides irrefutable proof of an item and its legal, rightful owner. This technology provides clients of Raptis Rare Books the ability to irrefutably identify and recover lost or stolen rare books. SelectaDNA's international registry database allows police, who use a specific wavelength ultraviolet light, to easily identify owners of items marked with the synthetic DNA. Microdots are a secondary method of identify ownership identified via use of a microscope.
Raptis Rare Books, located at 226 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida, is one of the world’s leading rare and antiquarian book store specializing in fine first editions, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. A distinguished resource for serious collectors, Raptis Rare Books has a reputation for handling unique and important books that are in exceptional condition.
SelectaDNA is the global leader in forensic marking offers a full range of property, infrastructure and offender marking solutions, using a completely secure and unique synthetic DNA technology. SelectaDNA, which is water-based and non-toxic, is proven to reduce theft and burglaries by up to 83%. SelectaDNA not only reduces crime but also enables law enforcement to link criminals to crime scenes and secure convictions.
CSI Protect (csiprotect.com) is the exclusive provider of SelectaDNA technology in North America, providing full-service crime-fighting expertise to prevent and reduce crime, as well as aid law enforcement in the efficient, accurate identification and apprehension of criminals.