Applied DNA extends textiles business

Applied DNA Sciences, a leader in PCR-based DNA manufacturing for product authenticity and traceability solutions, has announced a sales and …

Navarpluma markets around 5,000 tons of feather and down material per year to clients around the globe. © NavarplumaApplied DNA Sciences, a leader in PCR-based DNA manufacturing for product authenticity and traceability solutions, has announced a sales and marketing partnership with Navarpluma that extends Applied DNA’s textiles business to include the global down and feather supply chain.

Formalisation of the partnership between the two companies follows the completion of a technological advance by Applied DNA to utilise its SigNature DNA system to allow for traceability of materials in the down and feather industry. Navarpluma, a premier supplier of down and feathers to the textiles industry, will be the first to offer this new system to its customer base that counts some of the world’s most prestigious brands as clients.

“Use of Applied DNA’s SigNature DNA system gives Navarpluma the ability to validate the provenance of raw materials used. This ability conveys a significant competitive advantage to our products in the marketplace and to those products manufactured from our raw materials,” said Benjamin Dix, Export Manager at Navarpluma. “We are very pleased to pioneer Applied DNA’s SigNature DNA system in our industry to establish a new gold standard for traceability that can be relied on by our clients and their customers.”

This is Applied DNA’s first foray into the growing down feather market, which was valued at US$ 5.9 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach US$ 10.25 billion by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of 7.5% between 2017 and 2025.

“An industry leader, Navarpluma’s reputation in the market is that of an innovative and forward-thinking supplier known for employing new advances in technology to improve their products for their clients,” said Tony Benson, Applied DNA’s Managing Director for EMEA.

“Traceability has been a key goal for them over the past several years, and with their use of the SigNature DNA system – SigNature DNA forensic molecular tag together with hand-portable SigNify in-field testing equipment aggregated under our CertainT brand– enables an industry first: the full traceability of down and feathers. Being first-to-market with end-to-end traceability of its supply chain should attract new clients to Navarpluma while also creating stickier relationships with its customer base.”

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Applied DNA Extends Textiles Business to Include Global Down and Feather Supply Chain in …

STONY BROOK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) (“Applied DNA”, the “Company”), a leader in PCR-based …

STONY BROOK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Applied DNA Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) (“Applied DNA”, the “Company”), a leader in PCR-based DNA manufacturing for product authenticity and traceability solutions, announced today a sales and marketing partnership with Navarpluma that extends Applied DNA’s Textiles business to include the global down and feather supply chain1.

Formalization of the partnership between the two companies follows the completion of a groundbreaking technological advance by Applied DNA to utilize its SigNature® DNA system to allow for traceability of materials in the down and feather industry. Navarpluma S.L., one of the world’s premier suppliers of down and feathers to the textile industry, will be the first to offer this new system to its customer base that counts some of the world’s most prestigious brands as clients.

“Use of Applied DNA’s SigNature DNA system gives Navarpluma the ability to validate the provenance of raw materials used. This ability conveys a significant competitive advantage to our products in the marketplace and to those products manufactured from our raw materials,” stated Benjamin Dix, Export Manager at Navarpluma. “We are very pleased to pioneer Applied DNA’s SigNature DNA system in our industry to establish a new gold standard for traceability that can be relied on by our clients and their customers.”

Tony Benson, Applied DNA’s managing director for EMEA, stated, “An industry leader, Navarpluma’s reputation in the market is that of an innovative and forward-thinking supplier known for employing new advances in technology to improve their products for their clients. Traceability has been a key goal for them over the past several years, and with their use of the SigNature DNA system – SigNature DNA forensic molecular tag together with hand-portable SigNify® in-field testing equipment aggregated under our CertainT® brand– enables an industry first: the full traceability of down and feathers. Being first-to-market with end-to-end traceability of its supply chain should attract new clients to Navarpluma while also creating stickier relationships with its customer base.”

This is Applied DNA’s first foray into the growing down feather market, which was valued at USD $5.9 Billion in 2017 and is expected to reach USD $10.25 Billion by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of 7.5% between 2017 and 20251.

About Navarpluma

In 2002 the French businessman Olivier Martin, with almost two decades of experience in the family feather and down business created by his forefathers in 1859, which he joined straight after finishing his International Business and Business Administration degree, decided to go it alone and take the helm of Navarpluma, a newly created company (2001).

In 2004 Navarpluma built a new modern factory in Orcoyen, Northern Spain, allowing them to take an important technological and organizational leap forward, unique in the world of feather.

Working with the French company Ets Abel Crabos and with new state of the art facilities and the most advanced technology for down and feather production, Navarpluma are now able to market around 5,000 tons of the best feather and down material per year to clients around the globe.

About Applied DNA Sciences

Applied DNA is a provider of molecular technologies that enable supply chain security, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and pre-clinical nucleic acid-based therapeutic drug candidates.

Applied DNA makes life real and safe by providing innovative, molecular-based technology solutions and services that can help protect products, brands, entire supply chains, and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion.

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Forward-Looking Statements

The statements made by Applied DNA in this press release may be “forward-looking” in nature within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements describe Applied DNA’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. Actual results could differ materially from those projected due to its history of net losses, limited financial resources, limited market acceptance, uncertainties relating to its ability to maintain its NASDAQ listing in light of delisting notices received, and various other factors detailed from time to time in Applied DNA’s SEC reports and filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on December 18, 2018 and our subsequent quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed on August 13, 2019 and other reports we file with the SEC, which are available at www.sec.gov. Applied DNA 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, unless otherwise required by law.

1https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/03/27/1453318/0/en/Down-Feather-Market-to-Exceed-USD-10bn-and-growing-at-a-CAGR-of-7-5-between-2017-and-2025.html

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Why Googling Bitcoin QR Code Generators is a bad Idea

When searching for a Bitcoin QR code generator online, one will see plenty of search results. It is a very easy service to provide, which explains why …
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Cryptocurrency scam can come in many different forms, shapes, and sizes. Some of these efforts are a lot more prolific than others. When it comes to QR code generators, it seems users should be very careful as to which service they use. The vast majority of them are not generating the correct codes, which can result in a loss of funds.

Not all QR Code Generators are Alike

When searching for a Bitcoin QR code generator online, one will see plenty of search results. It is a very easy service to provide, which explains why so many platforms are supporting it. As is usually the case when looking for something specific on Google, however, there will be some dubious results as well. A new report by Zengo confirms there are a lot of nefarious service providers out there.

More specifically, the platforms one can access all work. They provide the functionality users are looking for. By entering a Bitcoin address, a QR code will be generated. However, the code generated doesn’t always correspond to the address entered by the user. As such, sending funds to that code can result in money being lost forever. Bitcoin transactions are non-refundable, after all.

Why use Such Platforms?

It is a bit difficult to determine why anyone would use online Bitcoin QR code generators. Users who want to send funds to an address are usually provided with the code in question. Payment processors can offer this functionality, as do most cryptocurrency wallets by default. There is no real need for using third-party services whatsoever.

Even the top blockchain explorer services show an address with its corresponding QR code by default. It is always best to use these trusted block explorers, rather than having to rely on third-party services which may not be as trustworthy. For novice users, however, Googling something is a lot more convenient. They often tend to click the first few results which show up making them potential targets for scams of this nature.

How to Spot Fake Codes

To the human eye, a QR code will always look genuine, as it doesn’t include any clear signs of the address or URL it is associated with. To spot the fake codes, one has to look at the element code of the image in one’s native browser. By doing so, they will see which address is associated with this QR information. It requires a bit of technical knowledge, albeit it is in everyone’s best interest to properly verify the details.

A Successful Venture

As one would come to expect, the QR Code scam has proven to be very successful. Although that might be coincidental, one has to keep in mind there are thousands of targets out there who are unaware of this nefarious model. As such, there is a genuine chance at least one person will lose money by using the wrong service provider. Although it is not a lucrative business model, it only takes one major transaction to make a scammer some good money.


Disclaimer: This is not trading or investment advice. The above article is for entertainment and education purposes only. Please do your own research before purchasing or investing into any cryptocurrency or digital currency.

Mifid redux? Esma insists on LEIs for repo collateral

European regulators are turning to an old trick to boost the adoption of legal entity identifiers (LEIs) – a ‘barcode for finance’, designed to improve …
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Plymouth’s new £53m cinema really will be called The Barcode

British Land chiefs said the development – which will include a Cineworld multiplex alongside restaurants, indoor crazy golf and a sky bar – has “a …

Plymouth’s £53million cinema and restaurant complex is going to be officially named The Barcode – because it looks just like one.

The complex, up until now known as Drake Circus Leisure, is being rebranded by bosses at The British Land Company Plc, which is having the Bretonside complex built.

They said its new moniker, Drake Circus The Barcode, is “inspired by the nickname given to it by local residents”, believed to have been coined in a story on Plymouth Live in June 2018.

In a piece headlined “Bretonside is coming to life before our eyes – and it looks like a giant barcode”, Plymouth Live wrote: “Some people have likened the building to a giant barcode.”

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Drake Circus The Barcode (Image: Penny Cross / Plymouth Live)

No earlier mention of the leisure development’s likeness to a machine-readable code in the form of numbers and a pattern of parallel lines of varying widths, printed on a commodity and used especially for stock control, can be found from an internet trawl.

British Land chiefs said the development – which will include a Cineworld multiplex alongside restaurants, indoor crazy golf and a sky bar – has “a striking monochrome stripe design that has been compared to a barcode by locals”.

Architects working on the project had been told to create a building that reflected “the locality of the city near the waterside” and came up with “tri-coloured vertical fins set in contrasting colour changing ‘chameleon’ rainscreen cladding panels” designed to “help break up the elevation” and “create visual interest”.

The result was immediately likened to a barcode, but also to a pair of Adidas trews, a Newcastle United shirt, Bridget Riley artwork, a dazzle ship, piano keys, roadside chevrons, a zebra, a magnetic field, Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album sleeve, and, perhaps most appropriately, a clapperboard.

But The Barcode appears to have been the box office winner, and signage bearing the new name will begin to appear on the site soon, as the project moves into its final stages ahead of opening around October.

Drake Circus Leisure multiplex-led development is close to completion (Image: William Telford)

The new name had already excited logophile city council leader Tudor Evans who went into alliteration hyperactive mode and said: “The Barbican; The Box and now The Barcode. Brilliant – bring it on.”

The Barcode, which will span more than 100,000sq ft, is set to become a major visitor attraction in Plymouth.

It will house a 12-screen Cineworld IMAX 4DX cinema – the first IMAX in Devon and Cornwall – as well as Paradise Island Adventure Golf and new dining brands including Zizzi, Five Guys, Nando’s and Cosy Club. Plus, 400 new car park spaces will be available.

The complex will also bring a jobs boost for the city with about 350 people needed. Already Cineworld has started to recruit 82 staff and recruitment is beginning for its associated Starbucks outlet, and at Zizzi and for security staff.

Pun-loving Cllr Evans said: “In the past few weeks we’ve seen jobs being advertised and new businesses signing up to commit their futures to Plymouth. It’s all coming along nicely and I can’t wait to scan through The Barcode for the first time.”

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Meanwhile, Greg Lumley, centre director at Drake Circus Shopping Centre, also owned by British Land, said: “It has been fantastic to see our new development become known as The Barcode, it’s clearly a name that has stuck with residents and it would seem odd to name it anything else now.

“We’re on track with the works on site and it’s exciting to now be counting down the weeks to opening.

“We’ll be announcing the official launch date soon.”