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Applied DNA’s Platform Empowers President Trump’s Anti-Counterfeiting Memorandum Signed Today to Protect American Consumers and Industries (4/3/19)
Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN), a leader in PCR-based DNA manufacturing for product
authenticity and traceability solutions, announced its recognition of and alignment with the
Memorandum signed today by President Donald Trump to help protect American consumers,
manufacturers, and factory workers from counterfeiting.
Applied DNA is using its patented molecular tagging to fight illegal counterfeiting across a variety of
industries for its customer base including retailers, consumer product manufacturers of textiles and
pharmaceuticals, and the United States Government, assisting in securing the Department of Defense
(DoD) supply chain.
Specific programs to provide commercial, law enforcement and DoD counterfeit risk mitigation include:
• Applied DNA has definitive agreements with leading manufacturers for products sold at retail in Bed
Bath & Beyond, Costco, Amazon and other retail stores and online commerce sites.
•Since 2011, the Company’s technology has been protecting microcircuits for DoD with nearly a million
•Development contracts since 2014 have engaged Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Army, USDA,
Missile Defense Agency and other trade and intelligence agencies to protect critical industrial
components such as bearings, lubricants, gaskets, electronics equipment and packaging.
•Currently running is an anti-counterfeiting technology-expanding competitive-bid development
contract awarded in June 2017, funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense on behalf of DLA,
with collaboration from the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical
•In European courtrooms, the Company’s award-winning technology has been used as evidence and its
forensics scientists have testified as expert witness in support of cases which have resulted in
convictions of 138 offenders for a total of 670 sentence-years in crimes related to ATM cash thefts,
automobile-parts theft and resale online as new, and law enforcement stings including drug
Applied DNA’s approach to authenticate and protect global supply chains is based on the Company’s
patented CertainT® platform of Tag, Test and Track, which provides benefits in anti-counterfeiting,
diversion, IP protection and claims substantiation such as country of origin and sustainability.
“We are happy to see attention at the Federal level on this global issue to protect American consumers
and American manufacturers and brands,” stated Dr. James Hayward, president and CEO of Applied
DNA. “Our CertainT platform is proven to provide transparency, traceability and trust across the global
marketplace and can empower the President’s directive.”
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