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Applied DNA Sciences Ships SigNature(R) T DNA to Tag 100 Million Pounds of Cotton During Fiscal 2015

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based supply chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and product authentication solutions, has shipped SigNature T DNA to tag 100 million pounds of cotton in total during FY 2015 (ending 30 September 2015). Cotton gins are expected to run in the United States through approximately February 2016 and APDN's selling efforts are ongoing.

In June 2015, the company announced the sale of DNA to tag over 20 million pounds of cotton. That number has soared to a total of 100 million pounds over the summer, and includes DNA-tagging cotton under both of its brands, "PimaCott™," for DNA-tagged Pima cotton, and "HomeGrown™" for DNA-tagged American Upland cotton. To keep up with demand, APDN is installing its proprietary SigNature T DNA-transfer systems at multiple cotton gins throughout the US.

"The increase in use of our SigNature T DNA taggant from an initial 5 million pounds last growing season to 100 million pounds this year demonstrates the scalability and growing customer adoption of our DNA technology as we deliver on commercial-scale deployment requirements," stated Dr. James Hayward, CEO of Applied DNA Sciences. "We are seeing increasing demand for SigNature T DNA tagging for cotton being driven by national retailers and their partners who...


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