Applied DNA Sciences to Host Investor Conference Call, Tuesday, May 17, 2011

STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), a provider of DNA-based security, anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, will host a conference call to update investors on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. management will host a thirty-minute conference call beginning at 9:00 a.m. eastern daylight time on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 to discuss the company's performance and outline key ongoing and future business initiatives. A presentation by CEO and President James Hayward will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

It is suggested that you dial into the conference center approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to ensure that all participants are on-line at the start of the call. The presentation is one directional, and callers can not be heard during the call.

For those of you unable to participate, a transcript of the call will be posted by end of business on May 17, and available under the "Investors" tab of the company's web site.

To Participate:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
9:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Participant Dial-in Numbers:
U.S. Toll-free: 800 391 2548
Canadian Toll-free: 866 627 1646
International Toll: +1 302 709 8328 (international charges will accrue to your account)
Participant Passcode: 63414085#

To Send Questions Prior to or During the Call:
Send questions to:

Due to the large number of expected participants, not all questions may be answered on the call.

Company Background Materials:
You may be interested in the company's Investor Information section on the company's web site, including Publications, Recent Press Releases, blogs, and other materials.

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. Our mark provides 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.

Contact Information:

Debbie Bailey
fax: 631-444-8848

Janice Meraglia
fax: 631-444-8848

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