SOURCE: Applied DNA Sciences

Applied DNA Sciences

March 03, 2015 05:30 ET

United Pharmacy Network (UPN) and Applied DNA Sciences Enter Into Agreement to Promote SmokeCloak® DNA Systems

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwired - March 03, 2015) - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) (NASDAQ: APDNW) (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology, supply chain and product authentication solutions, enters into an agreement with United Pharmacy Network to recommend the award winning SmokeCloak® DNA system to its 160 members in the NY metro area and several other states, primarily Texas.

When deployed in pharmacies, banks, commercial/retail locations, SmokeCloak DNA helps protect staff, customers and assets. A thick and disorienting fog wards off offenders and deposits a unique, location-specific DNA marker on skin, clothing and stolen items.

UPN CEO Sam Maddali commented, "We are thrilled to offer this very innovative and safe security technology to our members. The combination of fog and DNA technologies strikes fear into criminal hearts; deterrence levels soar." 

Each year, Popular Science reviews thousands of new products and chooses the top 100 winners across 12 categories for inclusion. SmokeCloak DNA was chosen for its significant innovation and effectiveness in protecting commerce and safety.

"We are excited to be entering into this agreement with UPN, being able to supply a security solution that is as effective as SmokeCloak DNA, benefits both the pharmacy and its customers," said Dr. James A Hayward, President and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences. "We believe that we will be able to recruit other member groups for jewelry stores, pawn shops and other industry verticals."

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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