Providing the most powerful UV lamps available on the market
ADNAS works in collaboration with Labino AB, a Swedish company that was founded in 1994. In its early years, Labino manufactured only UV lighting. Today, Labino manufactures develops, manufactures and sells the most powerful UV-lamps available on the market. Their products are based on MPXL as well as LED technology and UV-lamps that offer unbeatable output performance.
Applied DNA’s anti-theft tagging systems help to expand and strengthen any security effort by providing a means of directly linking criminals to crimes. In the event of a crime, the fleeing offender is tagged with an indelible DNA-marked fluorescing dye. As the crime and the criminal is investigated by police, the Labino UVG2 Torch light kit is deployed, and Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs) use the Labino UVG2 Torch to identify the fluorescing DNA mark on the marked objects. Due to the high performance of the Labino UVG2 Torch under both ambient light as well as in the dark, even the presence of the smallest traces of DNA markings can be identified. This greatly assists police in linking the offender to any stolen items to a specific crime scene, even if the fluorescing mark is on items that have been washed. To obtain more information on the Labino UVG2 Torch light kit, please contact us.
a global education, research, development and technology deployment resource
APDN and The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany have formed a partnership to enable nanotechnology-driven innovations that would play a critical role in preventing the counterfeiting of computer chips. The collaboration in the groundbreaking area of “nanosecurity” initially targets the $23 billion defense industry chip market and has the potential to impact a global $300 billion market in nanoelectronics.
Through joint research and development at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex, CNSE and APDN intend to accelerate the development of APDN’s SigNature® DNA product – including the integration of new methods for DNA deposition on nanoelectronics wafers and computer chips both prior to, and including, final packaging – to ensure the integrity and security of processed wafers.
The partnership between CNSE and APDN will support research, development and deployment of authentication protocols and procedures in established process flows, including CMOS, MEMS, photonics, and other device derivatives, as well as advanced packaging technologies, such as 3-dimensional wafer-to-wafer and die-on-wafer. When realized, these advances would enable comprehensive supply chain protection well into the foreseeable future.
The collaboration comes on the heels of an amendment already passed by the Senate and House that would significantly strengthen protections against the wave of counterfeit electronic parts coming into the defense supply system. The new legislation is included in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act and requires that military suppliers create and implement counterfeit detection and avoidance systems, among many other strict anti-counterfeiting provisions. These new mandates could be enabled through a CNSE-APDN partnership.
And while the spotlight is justifiably on protecting the defense supply chain, the private sector would also reap significant and immediate rewards from CNSE-APDN efforts.
Dr. James A. Hayward, President and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences, said, “With this partnership between the UAlbany NanoCollege and APDN, we create the field of ‘nanosecurity.’ Both entities contribute leading-edge technology and proven success in its commercialization. We are confident of results and in our capacity for near-term deployment.”
Dean Fuleihan, CNSE Executive Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, said, “The UAlbany NanoCollege is delighted to enter into this partnership with Applied DNA Sciences to enable innovative anti-counterfeiting technology that is vital to protecting American troops and U.S. military interests, both at home and abroad. This collaboration will accelerate research, development and commercialization to ensure the security and integrity of computer chips that drive our nation’s most advanced weaponry and intelligence systems, and further demonstrates the success of public-private partnerships in positioning CNSE and New York state as a hub for 21st century military technologies driven by nanotechnology know how.”
The UAlbany CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience and nanoeconomics. With more than $14 billon in high-tech investments, CNSE represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprise, offering students a one-of-a-kind academic experience and providing over 300 corporate partners with access to an unmatched ecosystem for leading-edge R&D and commercialization of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology innovations.
CNSE’s footprint spans upstate New York, including its Albany NanoTech Complex, an 800,000-square-foot megaplex with the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 85,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,600 scientists, researchers, engineers, students and faculty work here, from companies including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML and Novellus Systems.
An expansion now underway, part of which will house the world’s first Global 450mm Consortium, will add nearly 500,000 square feet of next-generation infrastructure, an additional 50,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms, and more than 1,000 scientists, researchers and engineers from CNSE and global corporations. In addition, CNSE’s Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon provides a prototyping and demonstration line for next-generation CIGS thin-film solar cells. CNSE’s Smart Systems Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Rochester offers state-of-the-art capabilities for MEMS fabrication and packaging. CNSE also co-founded and manages operations at the Computer Chip Commercialization Center at SUNYIT in Utica and is a co-founder of the Nanotechnology Innovation and Commercialization Excelerator in Syracuse.
the leading provider of advanced Forensic Tagging (intruder, offender and assets) and GPS Tracking security solutions
Applied DNA has signed an agreement with RedWeb Technologies, giving the company exclusive rights in North America to distribute the Sentry 500 Intruder Spray Systems embedded with SigNature DNA. This system is already being used in Sweden with great success.
APDN believes that the market for this product in North America is vast and as yet untapped. For instance, in jewelry stores alone, the sales potential is upwards of $32 million for initial installation with the potential for renewal fees every 18 months.
How it works: Multiple spray heads can be fitted at the entry points of premises and on activation emit a burst of DNA solution onto the offenders. The solution contains a rapid-read tracer and a unique DNA code, linking the criminals irrefutably to the crime scene. The DNA Spray can be armed by a panic button and/or linked to an existing intruder alarm system. As the DNA fear factor amongst criminals is high, it is likely that sprayed intruders will flee the crime scene before stealing any goods.
The deterrent value of DNA: Premises protected with SmartDNA immediately become hardened targets as criminals are wary of DNA technology - they know that DNA links them to crimes they commit. The DNA Spray can be used by retail outlets, schools, jewelers, gas stations, even major International banks, to protect their valuable stock and assets.
Long lasting and safe: Traces of the DNA solution can be taken from the skin, hair and clothing of offenders, and sent to APDN for forensic analysis to prove that the offender has broken into a particular premises. Although invisible and harmless, the SmartDNA marker will remain on an offender for weeks - clinging to fibers and sitting in creases of the skin.
"Criminals will always find the path of least resistance to their attack. The SmartDNA™ system provides an effective deterrent to crime which means the criminals will move away to easier targets ensuring the bak can continue to offer banking services to its customers in an ever competitive market place."
Chris Taylor, Managing Director, RedWeb Technologies
"SmartDNA both deters thieves breaking in to properties and assists in the recovery of stolen goods so that they can be returned to their rightful owners. The system is easy to use and inexpensive compared to the possible cost of a robbery. Our Spray Systems are being used throughout Europe with great success and we are excited to have our products, combined with SigNature DNA, distributed by APDN in North America."
Chris Smith, Group Sales Director, RedWeb Technologies
About RedWeb Technologies
RedWeb Security is a specialist provider of forensic and tracking security solutions, working with both businesses and the police to deter and detect criminals.
RedWeb's solutions are proven to deter criminals and reduce crime, as well as to aid the police in identifying and catching criminals. We work with the police, commercial organisations (such as retailers, banks, fleet operators and utilities companies, for example) and security personnel.
Among RedWeb's customers are: retailers including: Costcutter and Co-op; 30 police forces, including Greater Manchester, Metropolitan, North Yorkshire , West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Midlands and utilities companies, including Wessex Water and Yorkshire Water.
RedWeb has created the most advanced forensic marking technology available today. The New Molecular Taggent Technology can provide police and prosecuting authorities with the necessary evidence linking a criminal to the scene of the crime, from a 100 micron particle of evidence.
RedWeb products are accredited by Secured by Design, an initiative that ensures security equipment meets police standards.
RedWeb Security is a division of RedWeb Technologies, part of the Valhalla Group of companies.
Sweden-based provider of security management for businesses
Applied DNA Sciences and Safe Solution AB have signed a three-year contract for Safe Solution to market and sell SigNature® DNA forensic products and services to the Scandinavian market.
”Applied DNA Sciences has developed a fantastic concept, based on its unique botanical SigNature DNA, which will definitely hamper and prevent serious crime, " says Leif Svensson, CEO of Safe Solution AB. Leif Svensson, former CEO of G4S Cash Services and Chief Security Officer at Arlanda and Bromma airports in Sweden, has considerable experience in cash-in-transit security.
Safe Solution will be promoting APDN’s technology, consisting of its unique botanical DNA taggant combined with its proprietary cash degradation dye, Cashield™. With the same technology, Safe Solution is planning to launch enterprise security and home protection products for end-consumers.
“Initially we are launching SigNature DNA in the cash and banking sectors but this is a security solution with large and multiple uses, such as for domestic protection, cargo protection and storage which are important national concerns in Sweden,” Leif Svensson continued.
”Within National Police, we are very positive about this DNA forensic system, and once it is deployed in the market, it will act as a deterrent and help create enormous opportunities to better cope with serious crimes, " says Anders Burén, Head of Reconnaissance Squad in the county police.
”With this significant partnership and working in close collaboration with the National Police, we will be able to contribute to reducing cash-in-transit crimes and protecting the Scandinavian public from illicit crimes, "says Dr. James Hayward, CEO of Applied DNA Sciences. “SigNature DNA has already proven its value in other European cash-in-transit markets where it has been used to assist the police in catching and prosecuting criminals, securing longer sentences than might otherwise have been possible.“
About Safe Solution AB
Safe Solutions AB is a Sweden-based company, which among other things, provides security management for businesses. We have a unique experience, both as a customer and a supplier to large, complex and vulnerable activities. We have been responsible for EU certification of Arlanda and Bromma airport after September 11. Our successful security strategies have reduced the number of cash in transit robberies throughout the country.
offering Teller, Safe, ATM, DNA tagging, Tracking and Cash in Transit products
Applied DNA Sciences has entered into a long term supply agreement with 3SI Security Systems, the world leader in asset protection systems. Commercial supply of the DNA markers has already begun, with repeat orders to be fulfilled on a monthly basis.
Applied DNA was selected by 3SI because of the conviction power of its DNA authentication system. Due to the robustness of the forensic markers, criminals can be linked directly to the evidence submitted for testing at Applied DNA laboratories. 3SI has played a leading role in driving the adoption of forensic markers within the European cash protection industry for many years.
“As a world leader in asset protection systems, 3SI is committed to providing its customers with high performance, technologically advanced products that are affordable. DNA technology has a proven track record in deterring crime and protecting people, and so it is a vital component to the 3SI solution portfolio. It makes criminals think twice before attacking our clients’ assets,” stated Derek Zuckert, Managing Director, 3SI Europe.
3SI Security Systems, established in the USA in 1970 and in Europe in 1982, manufactures, sells and services asset protection security systems based on ink and smoke staining as well as GPS technology. The use of DNA in 3SI’s European currency protection security systems provides law enforcement with irrefutable evidence to help solve cash robbery investigations. This augments the strong market share already controlled by Applied DNA in the UK, and the company’s growing markets in Scandinavia, with incremental market share throughout the rest of Europe.
“Applied DNA has continued to ensure that its DNA platform is adopted by 3SI and other strategic partners worldwide. In Sweden, DNA is the core technology behind the DNA crime prevention system that is used for covert sting operations, as well as for asset protection in commercial and residential locations. In the United States, DNA is instrumental in providing anti-counterfeiting protection for the Department of Defense in protecting microchips used in aircraft and other mission critical defense areas,” stated Dr. James Hayward, CEO of Applied DNA Sciences.
3SI Security Systems is the world leader in cash and asset protection systems designed to recover stolen cash and high value assets, apprehend criminals and deter crime. Having over 40 years of experience and protecting more than 40,000 locations worldwide, 3SI offers Teller, Safe, ATM, DNA tagging, Tracking and Cash in Transit products.
providing a wide range of 'state of the art' textile and clothing and production facilities
APDN has partnered with the Textile Centre of Excellence in a joint effort to globally expand the DNA taggant marking and product authentication technology in the European Market, with a reach to the Pacific Rim. Additional orders have been fulfilled and will continue to develop with TCE and customers throughout Europe, as a part of this ongoing partnership.
To support continued business development efforts in the UK and Europe, APDN has opened its new DNA textile authentication laboratory and European office at the Textile Centre of Excellence (TCE) in Yorkshire. The new facility will be utilized to service all of APDN’s business, including the immediate goals of expanding both the SigNature® DNA and FiberTyping™ Textile programs, and providing authentication services for the Cash-In-Transit industry.
Bill Macbeth, Managing Director of the Textile Centre of Excellence, said, “We have now perfected the process of protecting top quality textiles with the APDN botanical DNA. The Yorkshire ‘Signature’ protection is now available as an affordable and foolproof way of guaranteeing that products produced in this region are authentic. The next stage will see leading brands using the technology to ‘audit’ their distribution chains and identify where product substitution is taking place. There is massive worldwide market potential for this approach, with forensic testing now available at the new laboratory in Huddersfield."
“The SigNature DNA Anti-Counterfeit program was selected because it offers immediate and significant competitive advantage to the Yorkshire’s high quality textile manufacturers. The public funding contribution to the Program is significant, equating to over £1 million for each of the activity areas including the APDN Anti Counterfeiting activity. This contribution is designed to generate significant additional investment from the private sector which should generate at least £2 million in each activity area over the lifetime of the Program,” stated Bill Macbeth.
Located at the Textile Centre of Excellence, this new facility will be utilized to service all of APDN’s business, including the immediate goals of expanding both the SigNature® DNA and BioMaterial GenoTyping™ Textile programs, and, providing authentication services for the Cash-In-Transit industry.
“We see the importance and relevance of using DNA to safeguard our brands and our industry here in Yorkshire”, continued Bill Macbeth. “We need to protect the quality and reputation of the textiles and apparel we make. It’s simple really, we manufacture the best woolen cloth in the world and DNA can be effective in helping us to combat the rising tide of counterfeit goods.”
About the Textile Centre
The Textile Centre of Excellence is a £2 million development located on Leeds Road in Huddersfield, providing a wide range of 'state of the art' textile and clothing and production facilities, high quality training across a range of sectors and award winning multi-media meeting and conferencing facilities.