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

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Micross Clearwater is approved to securely store and apply multiple unique SigNature® DNA marks.

Micross Components sets the benchmark for highest-quality standards in the defense and aerospace industry.

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 by Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based authentication and security solutions. Their 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, Micross Components 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.

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About Applied DNA Sciences
APDN is a provider of botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions 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.

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