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24th January 2019, Stony Brook, NY

ADNAS to bring CertainT platform to Asia

The CertainT Supply Chain Platform consolidates proven individual elements of the company’s portfolio with a business-specific lens. © Applied DNA Sciences

The CertainT Supply Chain Platform consolidates proven individual elements of the company’s portfolio with a business-specific lens. © Applied DNA Sciences

Applied DNA Sciences, a leader in PCR-based DNA manufacturing for product authenticity and traceability solutions, has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sun Chemical Supply Company of Taiwan (Sun Chemical Supply).

Under the terms of the MOU, Sun Chemical Supply will serve as a distributor of the CertainT platform in the heart of Asia’s textiles industry. Established for over 60 years as a chemicals, synthetic materials and equipment distributor in China, Taiwan and Vietnam, Sun Chemical Supply will provide deep industry knowledge, infrastructure and client base to expand Applied DNA’s reach to service its currently commercialised business and further build its pipeline. The MOU is expected to be followed by a definitive agreement.

“We are pleased to take these first steps toward a formal relationship with Sun Chemical Supply to facilitate our reach to Asian manufacturers that are central to many textile supply chains. Sun Chemical Supply is a leader in its field and we believe our collaboration will drive additional adoption of our physical traceability solutions in the global textiles markets,” said Dr James Hayward, President and CEO of Applied DNA.

The multi-dimensional, non-exclusive strategic alliance outlined in the MOU will also enable Sun Chemical Supply to provide value-added services, such as marketing, product stocking and customisation, in-field testing, deployment and training. The ability to provide these services locally is imperative to Applied DNA’s commercial and prospective customer base currently manufacturing CertainT authenticated home textiles in China.

Sun Chemical Supply offers nine locations and 59 staff in Asia with highly-trained professionals in chemical analysis, innovative solutions, end-to-end manufacturing processes and equipment. It distributes finishing treatments, chemicals and oils and equipment used in textiles manufacture that may act as carriers for Applied DNA’s SigNature T molecular tags.

At the same time, Sun Chemical Supply’s Asia customer base represents additional textiles verticals, whose profiles make them strong candidates for adopting the CertainT authentication platform to differentiate and protect brands and supply chains with manufacturing locations in Asia.

“Asian countries play a key role in global textile supply chains, and we are excited to deploy Applied DNA’s CertainT platform to protect our industries and consumers with reliable authentication and traceability solutions,” commented David Lai, Chairman and CEO of the Sun Chemical Supply Company.

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