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Supply Chain Solution Authenticates Raw Materials for Traceability

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announced Wednesday its SigNature T DNA textile marking and authentication program designed to accurately identify raw materials for complete traceability.

The Crypton Companies “Crypton,” which has been delivering superior, reliable performance textiles and related products for over two decades, initiated the program, which is compatible with environmentally preferred chemistries and will provide Crypton with an extensive supply chain solution to ensure that the original ingredients and raw materials used are verified in the finished product.

Dr. James A. Hayward, president and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences, said, “SigNature T DNA is all about providing clarity so that sourcing and supply chain managers can ensure that the products at point of manufacture are traceable to point of sale. This is something that affects every stakeholder in the supply chain.”

The collaboration considers increased application in volume and in scale over time, for SigNature T DNA to deliver multiple product category solutions, in addition to global markets.

Crypton leads the industry with its textile solutions that are stain, water and bacteria-resistant. This patented process uses approved fabric constructions from licensed mills.

Randy Rubin, CEO and founder of Crypton, said, “Innovation is in our DNA. It’s in every part of our business, and it is the reason why we believe the SigNature T DNA program is going to help us keep our promise to our customers — that our products are truly the industry standard when it comes to assuring quality, performance and now traceability within trusted supply chains.”

The agreement will allow Crypton to mark fabrics with SigNature T DNA, as well as submit samples for authentication based on an annual volume-based commitment. The collaboration brings new technology to performance textiles and makes the supply chain traceable and transparent.