- June 22, 2011
STONY BOOK, NY | Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) announces it has successfully completed a program to DNA-mark microchips for the Defense Logistics Agency of the US Dept. Of Defense. According to APDN, if used systematically, DNA marking could prevent counterfeit microchips, which might be defective and possibly dangerous, from entry at any point in the Department of Defense's supply chain.
APDN sells patented DNA security solutions to protect products, brands and intellectual property from counterfeiting and diversion. SigNature DNA is a botanical mark used to authenticate products in a unique manner that essentially cannot be copied, and provide a forensic chain of evidence that can be used to prosecute perpetrators.
The initial results of the program, according to APDN sources, were so successful that the company has already been awarded a follow-on contract of almost $1 million to fully engage one of the government's microchip supply chains. By including the various supply chain participants, APDN can partner with government and industry to build a forensically secure supply chain from the source to the end-user. APDN believes that the project could be a significant first step for the company toward a major role in supply chain defense with government, and in business-to-business relationships with Original Chip Manufacturers, distributors, and the manufacturers of printed circuit boards and finished electronic goods.