Applied DNA enters FY2019 with strong business momentum

Reflects continuing demand for traceable cotton and synthetic textiles, new food-based agriculture applications and growing LineaRx business

Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) (“Applied DNA” or the “Company”), the leader in large-scale PCR-based DNA manufacturing, has entered its FY2019 with strong momentum in the first month in textiles, food-based agriculture and through the LineaRx subsidiary.

Textiles business expansion includes a shipment of taggant for the upland Delta cotton variety in the current 2018-2019 ginning season, two new pilots for the Company’s CertainT® system in synthetic textiles (following one additional customer pilot completed in September) and one new feasibility study for the tagging of a food-based agricultural commodity. LineaRx, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary focused on next-generation biotherapeutics, received a new order for PCR-produced DNA for biotherapeutic application(s).

“Our structure for managing people, processes and technologies supporting global cotton supply chains, from the U.S. and Australian cotton gins, to local customer sales and support in India and Europe, through to our testing labs in Stony Brook and Ahmedabad, India and our partnerships with IT platform companies, has been a necessary investment for our unique selling proposition in end-to-end supply chain traceability. This sets a foundation from which our other supply chain pilots can be initiated and completed more quickly,” stated Dr. James Hayward, president and CEO of Applied DNA.

Continued Dr. Hayward: “Our LineaRx opportunity looks strong, with steady inquiries incoming for DNA biotherapeutic products as the benefits of linear, PCR-produced DNA is highlighted in the media.”

Applied DNA is a provider of molecular technologies that enable supply chain security, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and DNA mass production for diagnostics and therapeutics.

We make life real and safe by providing innovative, molecular-based technology solutions and services that can help protect products, brands, entire supply chains, and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion.

The Company’s common stock is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol APDN, and its warrants are listed under the symbol APDNW.