SOURCE: Applied DNA Sciences

Applied DNA Sciences

February 15, 2013 00:01 ET

DLA Activates Authentication Contract With Applied DNA Sciences

Supports Mandate by Agency for Use of SigNature® DNA on Electronics

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2013) - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announced today the activation of an agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency for authentication services and training. Signed in November, the contract was activated with the delivery of the first services by APDN to DLA.

Authentication services and training, consisting of forensic analysis of DLA-procured parts with SigNature DNA marks, are in support of the DLA mandate requiring the use of SigNature DNA on microcircuits provided by trusted suppliers to DLA.

The year-long contract, with a maximum value of $150,000, represents APDN's first direct business with a federal U.S. government agency. APDN has participated in a two-phase pilot for DLA (generating about $1 million in total), however, that work was subcontracted through LMI, a not-for-profit consultancy which works with DLA.

The current mandate requiring SigNature DNA marking on microcircuits delivers to DLA the ability to check for parts authenticity or provenance. This contract enables DLA to have APDN forensically authenticate the DNA marked components.

About Applied DNA Sciences

APDN is a provider of botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions that can help protect products, brands and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion. SigNature® DNA and smartDNA, our principal anti-counterfeiting and product authentication solutions that essentially cannot be copied, provide a forensic chain of evidence and can be used to prosecute perpetrators.

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