Applied DNA Sciences Wins 2006 Business Achievement Award

Aug 17, 2006, 01:00 ET from Applied DNA Sciences, Inc.

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Applied DNA
 Sciences, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board:   APDN), a DNA security solutions
 company, today announced it has won a Business Achievement Award presented
 by the Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA). APDN was named in the Rookie
 of the Year category.
     "HIA's Annual Business Achievement Award competition focuses attention
 on the accomplishments of the local business community," states Terri
 Alessi-Miceli, President of the HIA. "It is a great opportunity to gain the
 recognition they deserve for their growth, leadership and overall
 commitment to our region."
     Judging was based on the company's commitment to the growth or
 betterment of the Long Island community, positive employer/employee
 relations, revenue and profitability trends, and future company vision.
 Companies were also able to point out any recent outstanding
 accomplishments, technical innovations, market expansion, industry
 leadership or triumph over adversity in their bid for the award.
     Dr. James A. Hayward, CEO of Applied DNA Sciences, said, "We are very
 pleased to win HIA's Business Achievement Award. Long Island's heritage in
 DNA and its related sciences makes this the perfect community for our
 growth. As we execute new security for solutions for a varied customer
 base, the can- do culture and engineering know-how will empower the
 continued diversification of our product offerings. Our association with
 Stony Brook University and the Center of Excellence in Wireless and
 Information Technologies (CEWIT) has already added significant value."
     APDN will be presented with the Business Achievement Award at HIA's
 September 12, 2006 Gala Luncheon where 350-400 business professionals and
 political dignitaries will also hear a keynote presentation officiated by
 Steve Levy, Suffolk County Executive. Winning companies will also have an
 opportunity to display their products, services and technologies and to
 speak about their company in the presence of government dignitaries and
 Long Island business leaders.
     "Long Island firms face many obstacles," said Ann-Marie Scheidt, Co
 Chair of HIA's Business Development Committee. "But they've proven over and
 over that they have the talent and resourcefulness to overcome those
 obstacles and forge ahead. This is the HIA's way of saying 'thank you' to
 companies, like Applied DNA Sciences, that have successfully met
 competitive challenges, have had a significant community impact, and have
 made commitments to growth on Long Island."
     About the HIA
     The Hauppauge Industrial Association, which has a membership of
 approximately 1,100 companies throughout LI, is a proactive 28-year-young
 business organization that focuses on the economic health and well-being of
 its member companies and that of the entire Long Island business community.
 HIA provides services and programs focusing on international trade, human
 resources, business development, government affairs, manufacturing,
 technology, environment, education, engineering, transportation, energy and
 much more. Contact the HIA at or 631-543-5355.
     About Applied DNA Sciences, Inc.
     Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (APDN) develops proprietary DNA-embedded
 security solutions that use plant DNA to verify authenticity and protect
 corporate and government agencies from counterfeiting, fraud, piracy,
 product diversion, identity theft and unauthorized intrusion into physical
 plant and databases. Our common stock is registered under Section 12(g) of
 the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is listed on the Over-The-Counter
 Bulletin Board under the symbol "APDN." Contact: MeiLin Wan, Applied DNA
 Sciences, Inc., 25 Health Sciences Drive, Stony Brook, New York 11790; Tel:
 631-444-6370; Fax: 631-444-8848
     The statements made by Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. may be
 forward-looking in nature and are made pursuant to the safe harbor
 provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 Forward-looking statements describe the Company's future plans,
 projections, strategies and expectations, and are based on assumptions and
 involve a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the
 control of Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. Actual results could differ
 materially from those projected due to changes in interest rates, market
 competition, changes in the local and national economies, and various other
 factors detailed from time to time in Applied DNA Sciences' SEC reports and
 filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-KSB, filed on January 12,
 2006, our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-QSB, and our Current
 Reports on Form 8-K. The Company undertakes no obligation to update
 publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events
 or circumstances after the date hereof to reflect the occurrence of
 unanticipated events.

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