Press release

Applied DNA Cannabis Partner TheraCann International Secures Agreement with South Africa’s House of Hemp

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DNA Sciences Inc.
 (NASDAQ:APDN) (“Applied DNA”), a leader in
PCR-based DNA manufacturing for product authenticity and traceability
solutions, announced that its strategic partner to the global cannabis
industry, TheraCann International Benchmark Corporation (“TheraCann”),
has secured a collaboration agreement with House of Hemp (HoH), a
licensed pioneer in South African fiber, seed, oil and Cannabidiol (CBD)
medicinal production. The collaboration includes the implementation of
TheraCann’s molecular-tagging ETCH biotrace technology that uses a
physical molecular tag exclusively supplied by Applied DNA. TheraCann
was selected by HoH to be their technical expert and project management
team to achieve medical GMP standard for international cannabis export
and to provide the necessary technologies to track every gram, every
penny, and to ensure crop quality and reliability.

Link to original TheraCann press release:

John Shearman, VP for APDN’s Cannabis business, stated: “The agreement
with HOH demonstrates the pipeline of leads and opportunities are
converting into business agreements across an array of various use case
for the ETCH platform.”

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