Using its proprietary large-scale PCR based manufacturing technology and systems, Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (“Applied DNA”, the “Company” or “we”) manufactures large quantities of linear DNA for use in its proprietary products as well as for sale to third parties. The Company manufactures non-biological DNA-based molecular taggants for use in its proprietary supply chain security, anticounterfeiting, brand protection and law enforcement products. With secure non-biological taggants, high-resolution DNA authentication, and comprehensive reporting, the Company's SigNature® molecular taggant technologies deliver what we believe to be the greatest levels of security, deterrence and legal recourse strength, making Applied DNA a leader in supply chain provenance technologies. The Company's 98% percent owned subsidiary LineaRx, Inc. (“LRx”) manufactures larger DNA constructs used in preclinical biotherapeutic applications, which are primarily sold to third parties. Through LRx, the Company supplies PCR produced linear DNA for use in preclinical biotherapeutic applications including CAR T/TCR, RNA manufacture, DNA-based vaccines and gene therapies, as well as in vitro diagnostics. LRx seeks to supplant the use of plasmid derived DNA with PCR-produced linear DNA in biotherapeutic and diagnostic applications, and to develop, acquire and commercialize, alone or with partners, a diverse portfolio of nucleic acid-based biotherapeutics and diagnostics that we believe will improve the efficacy, safety and cost of existing and newly developed biotherapeutics and diagnostics.
SigNature® molecular tags, the core of our supply chain security technology platform, are what we believe to be nature's ultimate means of authentication and supply chain security. We believe our precision-engineered molecular tags have not been broken. Additional layers of protection and complexity are added to the mark in a proprietary manner. SigNature® molecular tags in various carriers have proven highly resistant to UV radiation, heat, cold, vibration, abrasion and other extreme environments and conditions. We work closely with our customers to develop solutions that will be optimized to their specifications to deliver maximum impact. Our products and technology are protected by what we believe to be a robust portfolio of patents and trademarks.
Using our tagging products and technology, manufacturers, brands, and other stakeholders can ensure authenticity and protect against diversion throughout a product's journey from manufacturer to use.