Applied DNA Secures 1-Year Contract Extension with Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for DNA-marking with SigNature® DNA
Extends Uninterrupted Support for FSC 5962 Microcircuits
STONY BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN; “Applied DNA”) today announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded the Company a one-year extension of its current contract through October 13, 2018. This agreement maintains consistent support of the DNA marking lab originally established December 2014 at DLA’s Land and Maritime facility in Columbus, OH. With a focus on Federal Supply Class 5962 microcircuits, Applied DNA provides DLA’s Electronic Product Test Center (PTC) with full support including creation of SigNature® DNA marks, related equipment and supplies, services and continuous improvement.
“My team and I are proud to be part of Land and Maritime’s strategic initiative to identify and manage supply-system risks with the use of innovative DNA technology that can be inserted into DLA acquisition programs to meet specific defense needs. To date, over 800,000 microcircuits have been DNA marked,” stated Janice Meraglia, vice president of Government and Military Programs at Applied DNA. “It is an honor to continue to work with the PTC team in Columbus to keep our Warfighters safe.”
About Applied DNA Sciences
Applied DNA is a provider of molecular technologies that enable supply chain security, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and DNA mass production for diagnostics and therapeutics.
We make life real and safe by providing innovative, molecular-based technology 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. The proprietary DNA-based “CertainT®” platform can be used to identify, tag, test, and track products, to help assure authenticity, origin, traceability, sustainability and quality of products.
SigNature® DNA describes the core technology ingredient that is at the heart of a family of uncopyable, security and authentication solutions such as SigNature® T and fiberTyping®, targeted toward textiles and apparel, BackTrac® and DNAnet®, for anti-theft and loss prevention, and digitalDNA®, providing powerful track-and-trace. All provide a forensic chain of evidence, and can be used to prosecute perpetrators. Applied DNA Sciences is also engaged in the large-scale production of specific DNA sequences using the polymerase chain reaction.
The Company’s common stock is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol APDN, and its warrants are listed under the symbol APDNW.
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