Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) Reports 1-Yr Contract Extension with Defense Logistics Agency
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) 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.”