STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2013) - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN) a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announces that Karim Berrada, Director of DNA Formulation, will be presenting at the 72nd Plenary Session of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) at Cartagena, Colombia, September 29, 2013. Dr. Berrada will also be participating in a roundtable to present the company's anti-counterfeiting platform, as recently tested at 5 ton (metric) on raw ELS cotton.

The ICAC is an association of ten governments of cotton producing, consumer, and trading countries formed in 1939. It is the most important international association providing transparency to the world cotton market by serving as a clearinghouse for technical information on cotton production and by serving as a forum for discussion of cotton issues of international significance.

At the conference, Dr. Berrada will present recent results using APDN's highly cost-effective and proven way to authenticate originality and verify provenance of fibers, yarn, fabric, garments and labels. Items are marked with a unique, secure and enduring botanically-derived DNA signature that can be definitively authenticated at any point in the supply chain. Counterfeiters and thieves are identified and convicted, future offenders are deterred.

Dr. Berrada recently led a fully successful trial of the company's technology, demonstrating its capability to protect ELS cotton fibers at massive scale. Working with cotton authorities internationally, APDN's SigNature DNA Mark was applied to ELS cotton fibers at the ginning phase. The identifying marks adhered directly to the fiber using a proprietary process, and survived the entire finishing process including washing, dyeing and other aggressive industrial treatments, and physical threats.

Dr. Berrada can be heard at the ICAC Roundtable for Biotechnology in Cotton, September 29, 2013, 14:30 p.m., as the Hilton Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia. The conference in Cartagena provides a global platform for all topics of interest to the cotton industry including new technologies like APDN's. The conference also encourages younger entrepreneurs, issues of visibility to women and the impacts of land ownership patterns.

Additional information about the conference can be found at the ICAC website by clicking here.

About Applied DNA Sciences

APDN is a provider of botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions that can help protect products, brands and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion. SigNature® DNA and smartDNA, our principal anti-counterfeiting and product authentication solutions that essentially cannot be copied, provide a forensic chain of evidence and can be used to prosecute perpetrators. 

The statements made by APDN may be forward-looking in nature. Forward-looking statements describe APDN's future plans, projections, strategies and expectations, and are based on assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of APDN. Actual results could differ materially from those projected due to our short operating history, limited financial resources, limited market acceptance, market competition and various other factors detailed from time to time in APDN's SEC reports and filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on December 20, 2012 and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. APDN undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date hereof to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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