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Marking of Components for Avoidance of Counterfeit Parts (Phase II)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-7002
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1973
Amount: $974,882.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-026
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-07-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-07-13
Small Business Information
50 Health Sciences Drive, Stony Brook, NY, 11790-
DUNS: 131173010
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Judith Murrah
 Chief Information Officer
 (631) 240-8819
Business Contact
 James Hayward
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (631) 240-8801
Research Institution
Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has developed a reliable DNA-optical adduct that is impervious to copying and is required by the Defense Logistic Agency (DLA) for the marking of FSC 5962 electronic components. Commercial inks supplemented with optical markers and proprietary APDN DNA, trademarked SigNature DNA, ink provide authentication marks that are of a higher standard relative to other taggant technologies. The proposed research project detailed herein would expand the scope and scale of production of the existing technology platform established in the Phase I SBIR to accommodate as many as 100 component manufacturers. In addition to developing more efficient methods of SigNature DNA application, the proposed research entails the development and construction of an optical reader that could be employed in the field for rapid detection of the SigNature DNA ink marked on a component. Furthermore, in Phase II, the minimal amount of APDN DNA, optical markers, and ink necessary to maintain efficient detection by existing forensic and visual techniques would be investigated and validated. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7739 (18 March 14).

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