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APDN completes DNA marking of 10,000 pima cotton bales

Industry News | March 13, 2015 | By:

First deployment of APDN’s DNA technology solutions in Asia.

Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology, recently completed a campaign for SigNature® T DNA marking of pima cotton fibers destined for one of America’s largest retailers.

More than 10,000 bales of extra long staple cotton were securely marked at the fiber level with APDN’s botanically-derived DNA and shipped to off-shore locations in Asia for conversion to finished goods that will ultimately be sold at retail this year.

This marks the first deployment of APDN’s DNA technology solutions in Asia, marking and authenticating pima cotton fibers grown in California. According to Dr. James A. Hayward, president and CEO of APDN, it is a historic first step toward increased transparency and compliance for textile supply chains worldwide.

Source: APDN

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