SOURCE: Applied DNA Sciences

Applied DNA Sciences

September 01, 2015 05:30 ET

Applied DNA Sciences Achieves ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation

Company Is Recognized for Its Expertise in Forensics

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwired - September 01, 2015) - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology, product genotyping and product authentication solutions, announced today that it has achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation for the Examination and Analysis of CViT (cash and valuables in transit) and Asset Protection products, utilizing Fragment Length Polymorphism from ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB).

ISO 17025 is a global standard applicable for testing laboratories that is based on a comprehensive review of a laboratory's quality system, technical competence and performance to ensure it produces accurate, precise, and consistent results. Applied DNA Sciences stands at the forefront of DNA-based technologies, and achieving ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation is an example of the company's commitment to the highest quality scientific standards.

Dr. Ila Lansky, Senior Forensic Scientist of Applied DNA Sciences, stated: "This accreditation confirms what we have known all along, Applied DNA Sciences provides its clients the highest quality and reliable scientific results. Customers can be confident that their products are tested against industry-accepted criteria using methods that objectively determine a products origins forensically."

Factors assessed by the accreditation bodies include technical competence of staff, validity of test methods, measurement traceability, maintenance of test equipment, testing environment, handling of test items and quality assurance of test data.

About Applied DNA Sciences
We make life real and safe by providing botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions and services that can help protect products, brands, entire supply chains, and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion. SigNature® DNA describes the platform ingredient that is at the heart of all of our security and authentication solutions. SigNature DNA is at the core of a family of uncopyable products such as DNAnet®, our anti-theft product, SigNature® T, targeted toward textiles, and digitalDNA®, providing powerful track and trace. All provide a forensic chain of evidence and can be used to prosecute perpetrators.

Applied DNA Sciences common stock is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol APDN, and its warrants are listed under the symbol APDNW.

Forward Looking Statements
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