SOURCE: Applied DNA Sciences

Applied DNA Sciences

June 04, 2015 14:30 ET

Applied DNA Sciences and Divatex Launch HomeGrown™ Source-Verified Upland Cotton from Grower to Consumer

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwired - June 04, 2015) - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) (NASDAQ: APDNW) (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology, supply chain and product authentication solutions, with Divatex, a leading supplier of home textiles, today announced the launch of HomeGrown™ - Cotton Proudly Grown in the USA. HomeGrown cotton will be exclusively American grown upland cotton. These fibers will be tagged at source, and verified from grower to consumer through Applied DNA Sciences' botanical DNA traceability technology.

"We sometimes forget that textiles are as much an agricultural product as an industrial one. I'm convinced that the domestic consumer will appreciate, that while 'Made in the USA' might not always be possible, 'Grown in the USA' most certainly is. In this unique way we are giving our customers a way to directly identify with the US growers, and support them," stated David Greenstein, CEO, Divatex.

"Upland cotton, or what we refer to genetically as Gossypium hirsutum, is also the most widely planted species of cotton in the United States, accounting for at least 95% of all cotton production here. Our SigNature® T DNA tagging technology can be used to secure the supply chain of American grown cotton fiber, assuring that finished product is produced from cotton that has been proudly grown in the USA," commented Dr. James Hayward, President and CEO, Applied DNA Sciences.

For more information about HomeGrown, please contact MeiLin Wan at meilin.wan@adnas.com.

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.

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