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The Applied DNA Sciences logo was designed to create a clear and memorable impression of a dynamic, innovative company. The logo is in the form of a double-stranded DNA helix, with the blue lines representing the four bases, ACGT, that are the building blocks of every DNA code or sequence. The curved font and helix combined with the smooth, straight blue lines communicate a forward-moving culture, with clear technological goals. The color black communicates value, substance and a sense of potential and possibility, combined with blue that conveys trust, dependability, security, with a modern technological sensibility.

About Applied DNA Sciences
Just as a person's DNA specifies all of their unique qualities, DNA can be used to mark and authenticate originality. It cannot be copied.

Applied DNA Sciences provides the ultimate DNA solutions designed to provide the highest level of security. From marking individual packaging to authenticating secure government documents, DNA is the only solution that will stand the test of time.

The Primary DNA Solutions used to protect a product or the entire supply chain:

1. SigNature DNA - a unique DNA marker designed to mark an original item
2. BioMaterial GenoTyping - genomic DNA present in a natural material that is used to authenticate a product.
As an ancillary service, we also provide BioActive Ingredients to clients in the personal care and textile industry, who require high performance treatments and ingredients.

Applied DNA Sciences has patented technologies and commercial solutions that provide the most advanced forensic features available. For more information, please click here.
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Annual Financials for Applied DNA Sciences Inc

Fiscal year is October-September. All values USD millions 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Sales/Revenue 519,844 968,848 1.85M 2.04M 2.72M 9.0 M
Research & Development 75,961 268,876 432,669 692,480 1.3M  1.6 M
Net Income (7.91M) (10.52M) (7.15M) (17.69M) (13.07M)  

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Share Structure for Applied DNA Sciences Inc

Market Value 77.69 M a/o  Dec 05, 2015
Shares Outstanding 24.05 M a/o  Dec 05, 2015
Float 18.40 M a/o  Dec 05, 2015

Equity Ownership (Top 10 Funds)

Name Shares Change %Total held Date
Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx 316,387  138,434  1.47 10/31/2015 
Vanguard Extended Market Idx Inv 60,098 4,900 0.28 10/31/2015
Fidelity Spartan® Extended Mkt Index Inv
58,908 6,696 0.27 10/31/2015
iShares Micro-Cap 49,620 0 0.25 12/04/2015
LoCorr Long/Short Equity A
21,641 20,641 0.10 09/30/2015
BNY Mellon EB DL Mkt Completion 19,090 19,090 0.09 09/30/2015
Fidelity Spartan® Total Market Idx Inv 18,968 0 0.09 10/31/2015
The Vanguard Total Stock Market Index 8,200 0 0.04 10/31/2015
Fidelity® Nasdaq Composite Index® 6,250 0 0.03 10/31/2015
AXA/Lord Abbett Micro Cap K 3,247 225 0.02 10/31/2015
Total 561,409 189,986 2.64  

Equity Ownership (Top 10 Institutions)

Name Shares Change %Total held Date
General American Investors Company, Inc. 1,175,000  6.56 9/30/2015 
Abarta 1,129,036 0 6.50 9/30/2015
Vanguard Group Inc
244,351 6,696 1.36 9/30/2015 
Chase Investment Counsel Corp 77,563 0 0.43 9/30/2015 
Benchmark Capital Advisors, Inc 73,400 51,900 0.41 09/30/2015
BlackRock Fund Advisors 71,143 68,013 0.40 09/30/2015
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC 72,027 0 0.34 9/30/2015 
Columbia Management Company 48,963 0 0.27 9/30/2015 
Goldman, Sachs & Co. 44,826 -40,509 0.25 9/30/2015 
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC 35,384 14,865 0.20 9/30/2015 
Total 2,971,693 100,965 16.72  



Company Scaling to Meet Growing Demand At Multiple Cotton Gins Across U.S.

Applied DNA Sciences 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.
  • -Using APDN's patented SigNature T DNA technology, cotton fibers can be tagged at source, verified as "American grown" and then traced through every step of the supply chain. 
  • -The company's patented genotyping platform, known as "fiberTyping® ", is used before tagging with SigNature T botanical DNA.
  • -fiberTyping is employed to identify the genus and species of the fibers before they are tagged with SigNature T DNA. fiberTyping cannot be used to track a specific cotton batch through the supply chain, a  function which can only be accomplished by SigNature T


Applied DNA Sciences Awarded Contract Extension By the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) For DNA-Marking With SigNature® DNA

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwired - November 04, 2015) - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQAPDN) (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based supply chain, authentication and product identification solutions, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, and product genotyping solutions, announced that the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded the company a one-year extension of its current contract through November 12, 2016. Under the terms of the current contract, Applied DNA provides DLA with SigNature® DNA marks, related equipment, services and training at DLA's Electronic Product Test Center in Columbus, OH, with a focus on microcircuits to support existing systems.

Applied DNA Sciences Supplies Department of Defense in Battle Against Counterfeits
Defense Logistics Agency Mandates SigNature® DNA on Microchip

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2012) - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB:APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting and security solutions has been named by DoD Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), as the provider of authentication services for microcircuits supplied by defense contractors. On August 3, 2012, DLA posted notice on itsDLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) that it will require the use of SigNature® DNA marking on microcircuits.

DLA stated:

"DLA is implementing new requirements for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) authentication marking on items falling within Federal Supply Class (FSC) 5962, Electronic Microcircuits, which have been determined to be at high risk for counterfeiting. A new clause at Defense Logistics Acquisition Directive (DLAD) 52.211-9074, Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Marking on High Risk Items, will be included in new solicitations and contracts for FSC 5962 items when the item description states that the item requires DNA marking. The clause requires contractors to provide items that have been marked with botanically-generated DNA produced by Applied DNA Sciences or its authorized licensees, if any." 

The number of companies directly affected by the DLA directive is in the hundreds, and includes many of the largest microcircuit manufacturers in the world. APDN reported immediate inquiries from numerous impacted companies.

Who is the Defence Logistics Agency (DLA)  ?

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is an agency in the United States Department of Defense, with more than 26,000 civilian and military personnel throughout the world. Located in 48 states and 28 countries, DLA provides supplies to the military services and supports their acquisition of weapons repair parts and other material.

Since its founding in 1961, DLA has been an integral part of the nation's military defense. It has also provided crucial relief to victims of natural disasters and humanitarian aid to those in need.

Overall, every day DLA receives more than 130,000 requisitions. The agency processes nearly 9,200 contract actions daily and does business with nearly 24,000 different suppliers.





"Just as a person's DNA specifies all of their unique qualities, DNA can be used to mark and authenticate originality. It cannot be copied.

Applied DNA Sciences provides the ultimate DNA solutions designed to provide the highest level of security. From marking individual packaging to authenticating secure government documents, DNA is the only solution that will stand the test of time."



Discover how Applied DNA Sciences can help in your world

Cash- in-Transit

The addition of DNA to cash degradation dye creates the ideal means for linking evidence and criminals to crimes. Deployment in the United Kingdom has yielded multiple criminal prosecutions and a discernible reduction of cash-in-transit attacks in several problem areas.


Product authentication for natural and man-made textiles is essential to maintaining profitability and consumer safety/satisfaction. Adding DNA markers to fabrics, threads and finished goods, and the analysis of inherent fiber DNA, can help restore order to the global textile community.


Applied DNA has been actively developing forensic DNA marking solutions that protect all electronic components - semiconductors, microchips, printed circuit boards (PCBs), resistors, capacitors, and routers. These solutions provide the muscle for supply chain security.

Documents, Packaging

DNA takes document security to a forensic level

DNA taggants are the most advanced and secure technology available to the printing and packaging industries to combat counterfeit products. APDN's SigNature® DNA taggants offer a high level of security and flexibility in a cost-effective and easy-to-use format to suit the requirements and budget of any company


Law Enforcement

SigNature DNA is proving itself to be the Gold Standard crime fighting technology for the CViT industry. Easy detection and absolute authentication make our DNA ideal for marking offenders, evidence, merchandise or cash in a wide variety of law enforcement operations.

DNANET is neighborhood marking used by British law enforcement to mark thousands of streets as protected by APDN's spray


The value of DNA-based law enforcement tool offered by Applied DNA Sciences, is well known in the United Kingdom. Recently, Applied DNA Sciences was awarded the Excellence in Policing award and POP ("Problem Oriented Policing") award. These awards recognized APDN's SigNature® DNA technology which helped the Lancashire constabulary to positively identify and prosecute perpetrators in the UK. In December 2011, APDN was awarded the coveted Tilley award from both Houses of Parliament for the contribution of SigNature DNA in the resolution of the Blackburn robbery case that resulted in five convictions with a total of 55 years in sentencing. In a separate case, SigNature DNA helped in the dismantling of a major UK drug ring where eleven cartel members were sentenced to a total of 31 years in prison.



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Press Releases  (and other sources of pertinent information)

Latest Press Releases

12/17/2015 4:00 PM Income Statement 2015
12/15/2015 1:30 PM Trascript of APDN earnings conference call 
12/14/2015 4.30 PM Form 10-K for YR 2015
12/10/2015 2:00 PM Imperial Security Conference in New York Audio
12/08/2015 4:23 PM

Applied DNA Sciences Schedules Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2015 Call and Webcast for December 15, 2015 at 8:30AM ET

12/08/2015 4:00 PM Applied DNA Sciences Income Statement
12/07/2015 NA Form D - Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities
12/02/2015  5:30  AM

Applied DNA Sciences Completes Initial Collaboration With SAS Industries: Blending SigNature DNA Into Silicone Rubber

12/01/2015 7:16 AM

Applied DNA Sciences to Present With Patronus at the Transport Security Expo in London 2-3 December, 2015

11/25/2015 1:00 PM

Applied DNA Sciences Announces Closing of $8.75 Million Registered Direct Offering

11/23/2015 9.33 AM Form 8-K/A for APPLIED DNA SCIENCES INC
11/23/2015 9.33 AM Applied DNA Sciences Announces $8.75 Million Registered Direct Offering
11/19/2015 7.54 AM 

Applied DNA Sciences Identifies Suspects in Short Attack


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#39855   Nice find WT apdn1mill 02/02/16 10:53:47 AM
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#39851   'apdn1mill' - I do not have a titi 02/01/16 11:57:53 PM
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