Applied DNA Enters Dietary Supplements Market with Multi-year Nutrition21 Contract
CertainT® Products and Services Delivered for 2020 Commercial Deployment
STONY BROOK, N.Y., February 19, 2020 – Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (“Applied DNA”, the “Company”, NASDAQ: APDN), and Nutrition21, LLC (“Nutrition21”), announce the successful implementation of Applied DNA’s CertainT authenticity and traceability solution for Nutrition21’s leading sports supplement ingredient, Nitrosigine®. After extensive product development, testing and lab-to-production scaleup, both a multi-year Master Services Agreement and a Trademark Licensing Agreement (the “Agreements”) were signed to cover commercial production of Nitrosigine, as well as potential expansion to other products within the Nutrition21 portfolio. Separately, a Broker Agreement was also signed between the parties to enable Nutrition21 to represent Applied DNA’s CertainT platform throughout its extensive network in the dietary supplement market.
“The functional branded ingredient market follows our work in pharmaceuticals, where we believe transparency and trust are key tenets to drive consumer confidence. The CertainT platform provides Nutrition21 proof positive of their ingredients all the way through to their customers’ finished products and onto retail shelves and online stores. CertainT supports Nutrition21’s investment in brand and intellectual property protection for its ingredients and its customers’ final products,” said Dr. James Hayward, president and CEO, Applied DNA.
Applied DNA Receives Kosher Certification from Orthodox
Union for Qualifying Products
Products within the SigNature® and CertainT® Brand Certified in Strict Compliance with OU Standards as Ingredients for Dietary Supplements, Pharmaceuticals and Food Products
STONY BROOK, N.Y., February 20, 2020 – Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (“Applied DNA”, the “Company”, NASDAQ: APDN), announced receipt of certification from the Orthodox Union (OU®) for products within the SigNature and CertainT line following a thorough evaluation of the Company’s products and manufacturing processes. The Pareve kosher designation will first be used for the Nutrition21 Nitrosigine® sports supplement product recently announced. The Company’s products and services, used by its customers to manage traceability and authenticity in the name of brand assurance, are also suitable for related markets such as food and pharmaceuticals.
The OU (Orthodox Union) Kosher is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international kosher certification agency, certifying over 800,000 products produced in more than 9,011 plants located in 104 countries around the world. Over $150 billion of kosher certified products are consumed annually, with the OU kosher symbol appearing on close to 70% of America’s kosher certified foods.
“As we grow our presence in food, pharmaceutical and dietary supplements markets, we are pleased to be supportive of the business imperatives critical to meet market requirements that maximize adoption. We are proud to have the OU certification on our qualifying products. OU maintains strict guidelines for certification and ongoing manufacturing, marketing and distribution of products, making Applied DNA’s mission for enabling our customers a platform for proof of authenticity and traceability nicely complementary for OU-certified products,” said Dr. James Hayward, president and CEO, Applied DNA.
The Company’s qualifying CertainT and SigNature molecular tags enable companies and their supply chains to designate a unique molecular identity to products with meaning specific to the tagged material: for example, geographic facility location, brand, product line or date of manufacture. This tag can be blended into ingredients and packaging inks and varnishes in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and dietary supplements industry. The tag enables its carrier to be verified for authenticity and blending detection, either at the customer or in the Applied DNA laboratory, depending on application requirements.
Applied DNA Announces Receipt of International Patents on its Beacon® Secure Optical Molecular Marker Technologies
New Patents in Key International Markets Allow 1st-Level Verification in Seconds
STONY BROOK, N.Y. February 24, 2020 – Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) (“Applied DNA” or the “Company”), a leader in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based DNA manufacturing that brings integrity to global supply chains, and innovation to diagnostics and nucleic-based therapeutics, today announced the issuance of a Chinese patent and the receipt of a Notice of Allowability for a Canadian patent application, both for the invention “Encrypted Optical Markers for Security Applications” relating to its Beacon encrypted optical molecular marker technologies. The Company was previously granted United States Patent No. 10,047,282 on its Beacon technologies and has additional United States and international patent applications pending.
“China, Canada and the United States are key markets for our Beacon technology which provides formidable brand protection and assurance,” said Wayne Buchen, VP Strategic Sales. “The Company and its partners utilizing the Beacon technology, such as global sewing thread producer A&E, LLC and security label producer Schreiner MediPharm, are seeing strong customer interest in areas such as textiles, luxury goods and pharmaceutical packaging.”
US Patent for CertainT® in manmade cellulosic fibres
Applied DNA Sciences, a leader in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based DNA manufacturing for product authenticity, traceability solutions, nucleic acid-based biotherapeutic development and liquid biopsies, today announced that the UU Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted it United States patent no. 10,519,605 entitled Methods of Marking Cellulosic Products.
The newly issued patent covers methods of tagging man-made cellulosic (MMC) fibres or materials with a nucleic acid (DNA) tag during production and later authenticating the nucleic acid-tagged MMC fibers and/or materials via PCR-based detection techniques to confirm provenance and or authenticity.
Cannabis Marketplace Integrity
MeiLin Wan Featured in One/P's "Women of Substance" Series
By Karen Platt
This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Woman of Substance, MeiLin Wan, who we had a chance meeting with at Kirribilli Markets on her recent visit to Australia. MeiLin shares with us how her organisation used molecular DNA to tag, test and track products to prevent counterfeiting and assure quality and integrity in products used in supply chains. A topic we are very passionate about, especially when it comes to providing traceability of fibres.
Congratulations to MeiLin for being featured in One/P’s ‘Women of Substance Series!
CBD Expo 2020
Applied DNA Sciences attended the 2020 CBD Expo in Las Vegas, alongside partner Old Port Oil. Maine-based Old Port Oil is the first to use molecular tags in their product. We were pleased to engage with attendees to discuss the latest developments in bringing CertainT in the cannabis industry.
Fashion brands slammed in deforestation report
LONDON – Leading fashion brands Bestseller, TJX, Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Versace owner, Capri Holdings, have been slammed for not publicly committing to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains. The companies are named and shamed in a new report which assessed large companies sourcing six globally traded commodities with links to deforestation – palm oil, soy, beef, leather, timber and pulp and paper – as well as their investors.
Fast fashion giant H&M and fibre maker, Aditya Birla, are named as greenwashers in the report due to a lack of reporting progress on the issue.
RIL to double its PET bottles recycling capacity
- RIL has launched a project to use plastic waste in road construction
As part of the initiative, RIL will sell the plastic waste mixture for road laying
MUMBAI : India’s largest petrochemicals manufacturer Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) will double its PET bottles recycling capacity, a company official said. RIL is one of the largest recycler of PET (post-consumer) waste in India and currently has a recycling capacity of 2 billion such bottles. The capacity will more than double to 5 million bottles over the coming months.”MoU has already been signed to double the capacity and it will be executed in 18 months,” said Vipul Shah, COO of RIL’s petrochemicals business.
Shah declined to divulge details of the company RIL has signed the MoU with. The Mukesh Ambani-led company recycles plastic waste into objects such as spectacles, park benches and fishing nets, and has partnered Tetra Pak to run a “GoGreen” initiative.