ADNAS and BLC Announce Sponsorship by Five Global Brands to Develop Leather Traceability System

ADNAS and BLC Announce Sponsorship by Five Global Brands to Develop Leather Traceability System

News release by Applied DNA Sciences | 29th March 2017
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Project Sponsors Include C&J Clark International, PUMA SE and Three Other Global Brands.

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (“Applied DNA,” “The Company”; NASDAQ: APDN), a provider of DNA-based supply chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and product authentication solutions, has signed a Research Agreement with BLC Leather Technology Centre (BLC).

The intention of the Research Agreement is to develop and validate a robust SigNature® T-based system to provide comprehensive and verifiable leather traceability, from farm to finished products.

This Research Agreement follows a Memorandum of Understanding announced in August 2016 with BLC that builds on Applied DNA’s past work with cotton, wool and synthetic textiles to set the standard for marked animal pelts and leather.

Applied DNA and BLC are pleased to announce that five global brands have contracted to sponsor the research project. These brands include ClarksPUMA and three other international brands. The research project will demonstrate Applied DNA platforms across the entire supply chain of leather, from farm to shop, and will be carried out over the coming nine months.

“The ability to have a truly secure supply chain for the leather industry using Applied DNA platforms would provide full traceability and the opportunity for real environmental sustainability dealing with animal welfare and supply chain risk management, which are key issues currently facing brand owners. We are delighted to be the pioneers to help make this available to our customers,” said Victoria Addy, Technical Director of BLC.

Dr. James Hayward, Applied DNA’s president and CEO, presented the program at the Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain conference held in Hong Kong, on Thursday, 30 March 2017.

For further information on the DNA Traceability project, view our webpage.

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