BioSpace Collaborative

Academic/Biomedical Research
News & Jobs
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Channel Medical Device and Diagnostics Channel Clinical Research Channel BioSpace Collaborative    Job Seekers:  Register | Login          Employers:  Register | Login  

NEWSLETTERS
Free Newsletters
Archive
My Subscriptions

NEWS
News by Subject
News by Disease
News by Date
PLoS
Search News
Post Your News
JoVE

CAREER NETWORK
Job Seeker Login
Most Recent Jobs
Search Jobs
Post Resume
Career Fairs
Career Resources
For Employers

HOTBEDS
Regional News
US & Canada
  Biotech Bay
  Biotech Beach
  Genetown
  Pharm Country
  BioCapital
  BioMidwest
  Bio NC
  BioForest
  Southern Pharm
  BioCanada East
  C2C Services & Suppliers™
Europe
Asia

DIVERSITY

PROFILES
Company Profiles

INTELLIGENCE
Research Store

INDUSTRY EVENTS
Research Events
Post an Event
RESOURCES
Real Estate
Business Opportunities

 News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
Get Our Industry eNewsletter FREE email:    
   

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (APDN) Release: Modern Crimefighting Partners: DNA and a Nanosecurity Pioneer


8/9/2013 7:46:47 AM

Staying up-to-date has never been simpler. Sign up for the free GenePool newsletter today!

STONY BROOK, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Those who watch crime shows know that modern criminologists often use DNAshort for deoxyribonucleic acidto solve crimes by identifying victims and suspects while ruling out the innocent. Though the genetic code for all human beings is 99.9 percent identical, no one has the exact same DNA except identical twins. Thus, DNA is also used to prove or disprove family relationships, identify missing persons, and identify the victims of catastrophes. Using DNA, modern medicine has made advances in identifying and even curing certain diseases.

What some may not know is that humans are not the only ones with DNA. It exists in all living things: plants, trees and animals. Food scientists use DNA information in plants to improve crops and develop new foods. Now a highly innovative company, Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., based in Stony Brook, NY, has harnessed the DNA in plants to develop patent-protected DNA security solutions. Their increasingly sought-after botanical DNA-based security and authentication solutions protect products, brands and intellectual property from counterfeiting and diversion in the United States and Europe.

The company embeds their SigNature DNA markers into a range of products, including various inks, dyes, textile treatments, thermal ribbon, thread, varnishes and adhesives in order to provide a forensic chain of evidence. Their SmartDNA, a patented security system, is designed for stores, warehouses, banks, pharmacies, ATMs and the protection of valuables; and DNANet tactical DNA products for law enforcement in the form of DNA-marked sprays and liquids. Applied DNA Sciences' uncopyable DNA technology not only enhances inspection, but goes much further to forensically verify originality, using botanical DNA to create "tags" that mark the product for authentication.

Applied DNA Sciences' efforts have come at a time when counterfeiting has become a multibillion-dollar and public safety issue across multiple industries, from the military to electronics, textiles, documents, packaging and computer chips.

In early August 2013, the company announced that its SigNature DNA mark had been used to protect nearly 500,000 electronics parts in the combined outcome of its pilots and contracts, an effort driven by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) against the infiltration of counterfeit electronic parts. By early August, seventeen companies were actively marking microcircuits with SigNature DNA, a requirement set out by DLA for companies providing a class of microcircuits to the Agency. Overall, 51 companies were signed or in various stages of negotiation in August.

With its leading-edge technology and its key role in the burgeoning field of nanosecurity, Applied DNA Sciences is making and will continue to make a positive impact on national security as well as private industry.

To learn more, visit www.adnas.com.

Contact: Enrique Briz, Dian Griesel Int'l. 212.825.3210

Read more news from Applied DNA Sciences

SOURCE Applied DNA Sciences



Help employers find you! Check out all the jobs and post your resume.

Read at BioSpace.com


   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES
 

//-->