SOURCE: Applied DNA Sciences

Applied DNA Sciences

December 18, 2014 08:30 ET

Applied DNA Sciences Invited to Serve on AATCC Fiber Analysis Test Committee

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwired - December 18, 2014) - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announced today that the company will serve on the RA24 Fiber Analysis Test Methods Committee, part of the American Association of Textile Chemistry and Colorists, (AATCC). AATCC provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for thousands of members in 60 countries throughout the world.

Members on this committee represent a consortium of leading technical and professional experts representing the international textile and apparel community. Dr. Michael Hogan, APDN Vice President of Life Sciences, was appointed a voting member of the R24 Committee.

AATCC members have developed advanced materials inspection and analysis testing methods, and standards. To these, APDN will aim to add the ability to trace textile and apparel items throughout the supply chain, through its authentication methods based on its unique DNA technology. The company believes it will add an entirely new dimension to AATCC protocols, also enabling point of origin and sustainability tracking.

Adam Varley, Chairman of RA24, said, "Dr. Hogan will work within the AATCC R24 committee to help design test materials to help labs validate APDN technology."

It was an APDN test called fiberTyping which allowed APDN recently to help a major manufacturer identify and interdict $1 million worth of cotton as counterfeit or blended.

APDN will also work within AATCC R24 to help labs authenticate cotton identity with a second technology using taggants, an external DNA mark which is added in early stages of the cotton production process. The technique is branded SigNature® T.

Dr. Hogan continued, "RA24 is an excellent forum for us to introduce our technologies, both fiberTyping and SigNature T, as standardized methods for textile identity assurance. I can see hang tags and labels documenting authenticated fabric in the future, giving customers absolute certainty that their product is what it says it is. We are looking forward to our collaboration with some of the key stakeholders in the global textile supply chain."

About Applied DNA Sciences

APDN is a provider of 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 uncopyable marker that is at the heart of all of our security and authentication solutions. SigNature DNA is at the core of a family of 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.

The statements made by APDN in this press release may be "forward-looking" in nature within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements describe APDN's future plans, projections, strategies and expectations, and are based on assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of APDN. Actual results could differ materially from those projected due to our short operating history, limited financial resources, limited market acceptance, market competition and various other factors detailed from time to time in APDN's SEC reports and filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on December 15, 2014, which are available at APDN undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date hereof to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, unless otherwise required by law.

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