SOURCE: Applied DNA Sciences

Applied DNA Sciences

July 07, 2015 05:30 ET

SNS FiRe Conference Names Applied DNA Sciences a 2015 FiReStarter Company

Global Thought Leaders Converge to Address Some of the World's Greatest Challenges in Real-time at October 6-9 Conference

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA and STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwired - July 07, 2015) - Strategic News Service (SNS) has selected Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ: APDN) (Twitter: @APDN), a biotechnology firm that provides DNA-based authentication and security solutions and services, as a 2015 FiReStarter company to be featured at the 13th annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference. FiRe 2015 will take place October 6-9, 2015, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.

Described by The Economist as "the best technology conference in the world," FiRe features global thought leaders in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Patti Grace Smith, Mark Hurd, Paul Jacobs, and many others. FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their innovations and their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased at an exclusive investor reception at the FiRe conference, in panels throughout the event, and with ongoing relationships introduced and supported by SNS.

Using biotechnology as a forensic foundation, Applied DNA Sciences creates unique security solutions addressing the challenges of modern commerce. The company's brand promise "We Keep Life Real & Safe" is the driving force behind its technology advancements. Whether working in supply chain security, brand protection, or law enforcement applications, it is the goal of Applied DNA Sciences to help establish secure and flourishing environments that foster quality, integrity, success, and well-being.

SigNature® DNA, the company's cornerstone platform, is based on plant DNA, with all the stunning accuracy provided by nature. Complementing the platform is a full portfolio of technology and products, from genotyping of cotton, covert optical identifiers, and on-site and lab authentication services to a robust digitalDNA® offering providing a forensic track and trace solution. Combining these technologies and products provides tools to creatively develop the next generation of anti-counterfeiting, diversion, and security applications to combat the growing negative monetary impacts these issues are having on the world economy.

"Companies more than ever are challenged by these issues, and working closely with our customers, we have all realized it takes a strong partnership and cooperation to implement effective solutions," said James A. Hayward, President and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences. "The centerpoint of this conference is the impact of technology and working together to make the world a better place, and I believe our technology can help in this cause."

"Applied DNA Sciences has proven its worth as a FiReStarter company with its innovative work with DNA marking," said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service. "We are confident they will distinguish themselves at the conference and make a positive impression on those in attendance."

Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe's collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community.

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About Strategic News Service
Strategic News Service was founded by Mark Anderson in 1995 as the first subscription-based online news service. Since its inception, SNS has proven the most accurate predictive report covering technology and the global economy. Its subscribers include top managers at technology and finance companies across the globe, including Oracle, Microsoft, HP, Dell, Cisco, Intel, Google, British Telecom, SpaceX, Amazon, Telstra, and others.

SNS has been operating the annual FiRe conference since 2003. FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, and conversations about them, producing an accurate portrait of the future; and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2015 will take place October 6-9, 2015, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.

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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.

Forward-Looking Statement
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, as amended on March 6, 2015, and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, filed February 9, 2015 and May 11, 2015, 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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