H. Dawson Wool To Use APDN's SigNature T® To Mark Wool
Stony Brook, N.Y.-based Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (APDN) — a provider of DNA-encrypted and -embedded anticounterfeiting technology and authentication solutions — and United Kingdom-based wool supplier H. Dawson Wool have signed a globally exclusive agreement under which H. Dawson will use APDN’s SigNature T® anticounterfeiting system to DNA-mark and authenticate loose wool fiber it sells to customers for use in carpets, bedding, apparel, blankets, home furnishings and industrial products.
This is the second major contract in recent months that APDN has signed regarding use of its SigNature T platform. Late last year, Phoenix-based Supima began using the technology to mark 100-percent U.S.-grown American Pima or extra-long-staple cotton at a major cotton grower (See “APDN Completes Large-Scale Trial Of SigNature T® To Protect Cotton,” TextileWorld.com, Jan. 7, 2014).
“We are excited to work with H. Dawson Wool, one of the world’s leading and most advanced wool suppliers,” said APDN President and CEO James A. Hayward, Ph.D. “We think this partnership shows vividly the capacity of our SigNature T platform to assure identity in a very large, globalized, quality-driven supply chain.”
February 4, 2014