SOURCE: Applied DNA Sciences

Applied DNA Sciences

April 14, 2015 05:30 ET

Applied DNA Sciences DNAnet® Home Asset Marking Program Spotlighted in Multiple Media Outlets

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwired - April 14, 2015) - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology supply chain and product authentication solutions, has been featured in multiple publications, following a media event on April 10 in Huntington Station, NY, announcing plans to utilize DNAnet® kits for home asset marking.

The company has partnered with law enforcement and government agencies in Suffolk County, NY, to utilize DNAnet. A revolutionary technology based on botanical DNA, the DNAnet home asset marking program is being piloted in 500 homes in Huntington Station, NY, at no cost to participating residents. The pilot is expected span six months and is intended to help police determine the efficacy of the program.

William Spencer, M.D., Suffolk County Legislator (D-Huntington), said at the media event, "We are announcing a cutting-edge resource…This technology can make communities safer. DNA is the gold standard. I'm excited that Huntington will be one of the first in the nation to trial this technology."

At the same media event, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone stated, "We are looking at every angle, every avenue possible to reduce crime and make communities safer. And I think…this new pilot program, using this new DNA technology…which is from a company that is based here in Suffolk County, which we're very proud of…this is another technique that we can utilize to try to reduce crime and make our community safer."

Suffolk County Police Department Chief James Burke commented: "We welcome technology, we welcome partnerships. And this is another tool to use."

The media coverage includes:

WCBS-TV New York: "Long Island Town Giving Residents DNA Tool To Fight Crime":
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/04/10/long-island-town-giving-residents-dna-tool-to-fight-crime/

Long Island Press: "Suffolk Wants You to Tag Precious Items with DNA":
http://www.longislandpress.com/2015/04/10/suffolk-wants-you-to-tag-precious-items-with-dna/

Newsday (subscribers only): "Suffolk to test DNA kits to deter property crimes":
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk-to-test-dna-kits-to-deter-property-crimes-1.10239950

Newsday (subscribers only): "Bellone, officials announce pilot program to deter burglaries in Huntington Station":
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/columnists/joye-brown/bellone-officials-announce-pilot-program-to-deter-burglaries-in-huntington-station-1.10244949
Additional media coverage can be found at the following link: http://www.adnas.com/dnanet-home-asset-marking-press

The videos and articles at the links above are provided for informational purposes only. Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. is not responsible for the content of the linked videos and articles.

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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