Applied DNA Sciences Officially a 'Police Preferred Specification' in the UK

Applied DNA Sciences' security product line was awarded "Police Preferred Specification" status by Secured by Design, an organization of the Association of Chief Police Officers in the United Kingdom.

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"We believe this accreditation is a testament to the proven deterrence of APDN security products, to their innovative design, and cost-effectiveness."

Stony Brook, NY (PRWEB) June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014. Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a biotechnology firm that provides DNA-based authentication and security solutions and services, announced today that the company's security product line had been awarded "Police Preferred Specification" status by Secured by Design, an organization owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in the United Kingdom.

This accreditation licenses APDN to provide its range of crime fighting technologies to UK police and businesses as a "Police Preferred Specification." As a member of Secured by Design, APDN may display the organization's logo.

According to Secured by Design, its "logo and title 'Police Preferred Specification' indicates that a company or a product meets the high standards set by Secured by Design.”

Secured by Design focuses on crime prevention of homes and commercial premises and promotes the use of security standards for a wide range of applications and products. The principles have been proven to achieve a reduction of crime risk by up to 75%. Tony Benson Managing Director, EMEA for Applied DNA Sciences said: "I am delighted to have the sign off from Secured by Design for our products which will provide added assurance to our clients and end users."

Richard Childs, Managing Director of Secured by Design and former Chief Constable of Lincolnshire in the UK said, “Crime and the fear of crime have a considerable impact on the lives of individuals and their wider communities. We shouldn't underestimate the role good planning and design has to play in both reducing crime and giving people peace of mind.”

Dr. James A. Hayward, President and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences stated: "We believe this accreditation is a testament to the proven deterrence of APDN security products, to their innovative design, and cost-effectiveness. We are seeing a steady increase in our technology uptake by law enforcement in more countries across the globe.”

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 DNAnet®, our anti-theft product, SigNature® T, targeted toward textiles, 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 (amended on May 1, 2014) and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q/A (for the quarterly period ended December 31, 2013) and 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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