SOURCE: Applied DNA Sciences

Applied DNA Sciences

September 20, 2011 08:30 ET

Applied DNA Sciences Will Be a Silver Sponsor of 2011 International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, will be a Silver Sponsor of a major Intellectual Property Crime conference, to be held in Madrid on September 20-22. In recent years, the conference has drawn some of the largest, most effective anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy security organizations globally.

The International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference is co-hosted by Interpol, Europol and the Cuerpo Nacional de Policia in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The conference has traditionally highlighted the truly global and rising scope of counterfeiting, piracy, and illicit trade.

APDN has recently taken its place on the world stage, having become a rising force in security and anti-counterfeiting world-wide. The company protects more than a third of the cash in transit in the UK, is engaging in a major pilot program with the U.S. military (Defense Logistics Agency) which is fighting counterfeit microchips, has contracted with a Mexican manufacturer to authenticate police uniforms, and counts many more such initiatives.

The Law Enforcement IP Crime conference has played a critical role in past years in coordinating international police efforts against counterfeiting and illicit trade. The various security agencies have made clear in past meetings that counterfeiting is a thriving and integral part of illicit global trade, which includes human slavery, arms traffic, and drug running. In past conferences, trans-national trends have been spotted that are now well known. In 2009, for example, it was noted that Colombian drug organizations had begun leaving the illegal narcotics business to move, instead, into counterfeiting. (Judge Ronald Lew (Sr. US District Court Judge - Central California)).

Brian Monks, of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) commented:

"We are very pleased to have APDN as a sponsor at our Madrid IP Crime Conference. UL is always looking for innovative technologies to help identify authentic products and APDN's DNA marking solution is a leading edge tool for law enforcement and brand protection to help accomplish this goal."

Dr. James A. Hayward, Ph.D, President and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences states:

"The Law Enforcement IP Crime Conferences have shown the urgency of adopting strong and reliable technologies against counterfeiting, such as DNA authentication programs. We are certain that a bright spotlight will be trained on the problem this September."

About APDN

APDN sells patented DNA security solutions to protect products, brands and intellectual property from counterfeiting and diversion. SigNature DNA is a botanical mark used to authenticate products in a unique manner that essentially cannot be copied, and provide a forensic chain of evidence that can be used to prosecute perpetrators. To learn more, go to www.adnas.com where APDN routinely posts all press releases.

The statements made by APDN may be forward-looking in nature and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform 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, 2010 and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. 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.

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