STONY BROOK, NY -- Applied DNA Sciences announced plans to propose a new anti-counterfeiting parts marking standard at the upcoming SAE Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium. The provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions will present the proposal at the symposium in Montreal next week.

SAE committees have developed and published some of the most widely accepted quality and anti-counterfeiting standards in electronics, many adopted by the federal government and industry.

Without giving much in the way of details, APDN said its proposal offers a "practical step forward, even while government and industry are struggling to find common ground" toward meeting federal requirements set forth in the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012 and Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA). The NDAA requirements are under review for implementation by the US Department of Defense, which published a highly controversial rule to guide implementation of the new law.

A robust part-marking standard, the APDN proposal notes, can represent an effective and practical step on which both sides can agree. "An anti-counterfeiting parts marking standard can be the first step toward NDAA compliance," said APDN vice president Janice Meraglia, who will speak on behalf of the company.

TAGS: electronics, components, anti-counterfeiting, parts marking, standards, taggant, Applied DNA, SAE, DoD, NDAA


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