STONY BROOK, NY--(Marketwired - June 18, 2015) - Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ: APDN) (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology, supply chain and product authentication solutions, has partnered with the Fairfield (NJ) Police Department to create the first DNA Protected Community in New Jersey. The DNA Home Asset Marking Program has been introduced to an exclusive adult community in Fairfield. Utilizing the Company's DNAnet® plant-based DNA product, the program is intended to deter crime and assist law enforcement in returning stolen property to owners. This initiative follows the Company's previously announced partnership with law enforcement and government agencies in Suffolk County, NY, to utilize DNAnet in a pilot program to protect home and business owners, and is followed by the training of law enforcement in other parts of New Jersey.

The DNA Home Asset Marking Program enables home and business owners to mark property with a unique and invisible plant based DNA specific to the owner. The DNA mark on the property is easily identifiable by law enforcement utilizing ultraviolet light. The DNA mark is nearly impossible to remove. Homeowners who mark personal property with the plant-based DNA are supplied signs and window decals warning would-be intruders that their property is marked with plant-based DNA.

Officers of the Fairfield Police Department, which is headed by Deputy Chief Anthony Manna, have received training by representatives of Applied DNA Sciences, and are prepared to identify marked property as well as submit samples for authentication. The program will be promoted to residents through the Fairfield Police Department website.

More information about DNA Home Asset Marking can be found at:

About Applied DNA Sciences
We make life real and safe by providing botanical-DNA based security and authentication 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. SigNature® DNA describes the platform ingredient that is at the heart of all of our security and authentication solutions. SigNature DNA is at the core of a family of uncopyable products such as DNAnet®, our anti-theft product, SigNature® T, targeted toward textiles, and digitalDNA®, providing powerful track and trace. All provide a forensic chain of evidence and can be used to prosecute perpetrators.

Applied DNA Sciences common stock is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol APDN, and its warrants are listed under the symbol APDNW.

Forward-Looking Statement
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