Applied DNA Sciences Certifies Micross Components Facility for Third Party SigNature® DNA Marking

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Florida Facility Approved for Role in Anti-counterfeiting Effort

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April 15, 2014. Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based authentication and security solutions, announced today that a Florida facility of Micross Components, a global provider of specialty electronic components with a 35 year history in providing authentic, high-reliability products, has completed the training process to become a certified SigNature® DNA Third-Party Marker. The Micross Clearwater, Florida facility has been audited and approved to securely store multiple unique SigNature DNA marks and apply them on behalf of customers.

Certified Third-Party Markers play a key role in APDN’s anti-counterfeiting solution by offering companies a way to efficiently and immediately begin SigNature DNA-marking their products. Because Micross Components has the quality infrastructure in place, they can support a range of customers in the military, aerospace, industrial and commercial spaces as the SigNature DNA marking program continues to grow and gain momentum.

Micross Components boasts a broad scope of services in a number of key industry segments that make them an ideal partner for the SigNature DNA Marking program. The company is both an aftermarket and original component manufacturer of packaged integrated circuits, and also offers DLA lab-suitable MIL-STD test screening.

Additionally, Micross Components supports the US Defense Logistics Agency SigNature DNA Marking requirement by approving their legally authorized distributors to ship DNA-marked components to the Agency.

“Micross Components sets the benchmark for highest-quality standards in the defense and aerospace industry. Their diversified and versatile business model aligns well with the forensic security solutions our SigNature DNA marking technology offers,” commented Bob MacDowell of Applied DNA Sciences.
Anthony Mestre, Clearwater Site Manager, remarked, “DNA marking is an important piece in our range of value-add services, along with counterfeit detection and electrical testing validation, offered as an integral part of Micross Components’ anti-counterfeiting program.”    

About Micross Components
Micross Components is a leading global provider of distributed and specialty electronic components for military, space, medical, and demanding industrial applications. Operating as a single source for high reliability and state-of-the-art electronics, Micross’ solutions range from bare die and wafer processing to advanced and custom packaging to component modifications and related interconnect offerings. With a 35+ year heritage, Micross possesses the design, manufacturing and logistics expertise needed to support an application from start to finish.

About Applied DNA Sciences
APDN is a provider of 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 uncopyable marker that is at the heart of all of our security and authentication solutions. Signature DNA is at the core of a family of products such as SigNature® T, protecting textiles and apparel, DNANet®, our anti-theft product and digitalDNA®, providing powerful track and trace.. All provide a forensic chain of evidence and can be used to prosecute perpetrators.

The statements made by APDN may be forward-looking in nature. 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 20, 2013 and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. 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.

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