Applied DNA Sciences Launches DNANet Tactical Forensic Systems Applicable to Insurance and Covert Operations

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwire - January 6, 2011) - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announces the launch of its newest product -- DNANet™. DNANet is a breakthrough law enforcement technology -- a tactical forensic marking system that provides unique DNA authentication codes for covert operations. Developed in conjunction with police forces throughout the world, DNANet is being implemented in situations where absolute proof of authentication is required.

DNANet brings unbreakable DNA Authentication into the field. Responding to a hand held device, the DNANet mark emits an instantly detectable signal, allowing on the spot identification. 

"DNANet has been tested in Sweden with impressive results. I believe that DNANet will have a great impact on crime, which will result in a significant reduction in victims of crimes and help keep the citizens of Sweden safe," commented Anders Burén, Head of Reconnaissance Squad in the County Police, Sweden.

Crime Fighting Technology
Advances made by Applied DNA Sciences have been of great practical benefit to investigators in assisting in case clearance and ultimately, convicting criminals. Forensic marking can help to link offenders to the crime scene by DNA-marked physical evidence. This helps to increase the likelihood of getting courtroom convictions. Suspects faced with DNA-marked evidence linking them to the crime will frequently confess, even to previously unsolved crimes committed by them. Judicial sentences also tend to be heavier when the convicting DNA evidence is material and scientifically established. DNANet has been specifically designed as a crime prevention tool to enable law enforcement and forensic specialists to invisibly mark and assign forensic codes to virtually any item. APDN quickly authenticates items that have been marked and forensically reports on the absolute originality of any marked item.

DNANet is already being tested in the field, both in the US and Europe, by police organizations and security companies. In the insurance industry, DNANet and forensic authentication are being promoted in the form of Forensic Coding Kits to mark personal and commercial items.

"We are known within the security and law enforcement communities for our success in linking DNA marked evidence to criminals. DNANet is very effective in helping police track items marked in the field and in linking the offenders to the crimes committed. It is suitable for both small covert situations and large sting operations. We work closely with law enforcement professionals to ensure that they achieve their goals in a cost-effective and easy-to-implement way," stated James Hayward, APDN President and CEO.

About APDN
APDN sells patented DNA security solutions to protect products, brands and intellectual property from counterfeiting and diversion. SigNature DNA is a botanical mark used to authenticate products in a unique manner that essentially cannot be copied, and provide a forensic chain of evidence that can be used to prosecute perpetrators. To learn more, go to where APDN routinely posts all press releases.

The statements made by APDN may be forward-looking in nature and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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 15, 2010 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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