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  • Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (APDN) Patented DNA Security Solutions Used to Obtain Convictions of Major Crimes in Europe and US 0 comments
    Jan 17, 2012 10:16 AM | about stocks: APDN
    Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based security, anti-counterfeiting technology, law-enforcement and product-authentication solutions, announced that its patented technology played a major role in the conviction of eleven drug cartel members in the United Kingdom. APDN has been working with the United Kingdom law enforcement for years to reduce the number of cash-in-transit attacks and this is a progression in the utilization of their DNA technology to positively identify evidence, cash or merchandise. The ADN product used was the SigNature DNA which uses the DNA from plants to mark and authenticate products in a unique manner that cannot be copied, serving as definitive, forensic proof of authentication for court purposes.

    The company’s announcement stems from a difficult drug case where sophisticated, devious and experienced professional criminals who were running a major drug distribution network were able to avoid detection and conceal activities. The key to the case was irrefutable evidence derived from the $15,000 in cash that carried APDN’s SigNature DNA, which was seized during a police raid. The cash tied him to an earlier robbery and demonstrated his role as the stolen money launderer. After conviction of the leader, most of the other ten cartel members pleaded guilty.

    “Our technologies are being used to obtain convictions in major crimes throughout Europe and now the US. In cases like this, where sophisticated criminals can be difficult to find and convict, our SigNature DNA makes a watertight case. It proves legally and without doubt that the criminal is linked to a specific crime. We are proud to help bring security and safety to citizens wherever our products are used, whether protecting cash, ATM machines, banks, jewelers or pharmacies,” said Dr. James Hayward, CEO, APDN in a press release.

    APDN also has SmartDNA (NYSE:TM) which covers criminals in a dye as they leave the scene of a crime. It demonstrated success in six cases in Sweden last year, including robberies of Swedish jewelers and drug arrests. Drug enforcement officers with the Illinois State Police are testing SmartDNA for both convicting and deterring criminals. It is also being used by US banks.

    “We are completely convinced by the deterrent capacity of SmartDNA and have installed it in all our branches to protect tellers, customers and ATMs. Based on our experience with this technology, we are confident that DNA solutions could help tighten the security of pharmacies throughout the United States,” said Joseph Perri, CEO, Gold Coast Bank in the press release.

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