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Applied DNA Sciences, Hi-Rel Group Announce Strategic Collaboration

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Applied DNA Sciences,
Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) has partnered with Hi-Rel Group, a leading
manufacturer of highly specialized metal components for the microelectronic
packaging industry, to offer SigNature(R) DNA-marked hermetic lids and
support components to manufacturers of high reliability electronic devices.
This collaborative work is being performed under Applied DNA Sciences'
two-year contract with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced in June
2014 and in support of the MDA's Phase II SBIR program.

Janice Meraglia, Applied DNA Sciences Vice President of Government and
Military Programs, and Tom Dolan, Vice President of Business Development at
Hi-Rel Group, will jointly present at the International Microelectronics
Assembly and Packaging Society conference on October 29(th) in Orlando, FL.
The presentation will highlight a full spectrum of versatile supply-chain
security and traceability solutions, beginning with SigNature DNA marked
lids and packaging that can be verified downstream with Applied DNA
Sciences' Multi-Modal reader and On-Site DNA authentication readers.

Mr. Dolan of Hi-Rel group stated, "For 40 years we've focused on building
relationships by providing innovative solutions for our customers. Working
with Applied DNA follows this mission of continually expanding our
capabiltities and value-added offerings to our industry. We have definitely
seen an increase in requests for traceability and security-based protection
features and we believe there is considerable upside potential in that
market segment."

Ms. Meraglia, commented, "The further upstream our forensic taggant
technology can be implemented into a supply-chain, the more effective it
becomes and the greater the benefit it offers to downstream participants.
DNA marking of microcircuit lids at the point of component packaging is a
seamless insertion point for our technology and has been recommended by
several original component manufacturers. We're delighted to commence this
strategy with Hi-Rel Group, a trusted industry leader."

 

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