The Applied DNA Sciences Story Reaches Millions on Gizmodo.com

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Applied DNA Sciences highlighted coverage of the company this week on the well-known social media site Gizmodo.

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From what I saw touring the biotech forensics lab, the technology really is remarkable. Life's genetic code may actually start to make life more secure.

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, highlighted today coverage of the company this week on the well-known social media site Gizmodo. The article takes an in-depth look at APDN's technology based on a visit to the company's labs and concludes "... from what I saw touring the biotech forensics lab, the technology really is remarkable. Life's genetic code may actually start to make life more secure."

The piece by Robert Sorokanich, "Inside the Forensics Lab which Fights Crime and Counterfeits with DNA," may be accessed here:

http://gizmodo.com/inside-the-forensic-lab-that-fights-crime-and-counterfe-1634193511

Gizmodo reaches over 24 million visitors monthly worldwide. It is part of the Gawker Media network, which is visited by an astounding 116 million visitors globally, according to the web metrics site Quantcast.

In the article, featuring parts of an interview with Dr. James Hayward, CEO and President of Applied DNA Sciences, the striking versatility of the APDN platform is given full play: "...intruder-tagging DNA fog, QR code stickers printed with DNA ink , where the QR code is the first line of authenticity and the DNA is the second level of proof [digitalDNA -ed]. The company also offers services for authenticating textiles, making sure that those expensive...cotton sheets really do contain the right proportion of top-quality...cotton."

The article is indicative of widespread coverage of the company in recent months. Favorable articles have appeared in Popular Mechanics, Forbes.com, the influential trades magazine Packaging Digest, the defense contractor-oriented site Defense Systems, and since the beginning of this year, no less than twelve important textile and apparel trade media, among many other features on the company.

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 for the quarterly periods ended March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014. 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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