This excerpt taken from the APDN 8-K filed Nov 10, 2008.
We have several authentication programs in pilot testing.
We believe the Supima Cotton Authentication program is unique to APDN. For the first time ever, we were able to differentiate Pima cotton (G. barbadense) from Upland cotton (G. hirsutum) in a genetic test we trademarked as FiberTyping. We also developed our own genetic assay which allows for differentiation between varietals of Pima cotton grown in different regions of the world. We trademarked this as PimaTyping. Supima cotton is American Pima cotton and it is important to the Supima organization to have a test that can differentiate not only Pima from Upland cotton, but also American Pima cotton from other Pima cottons from around the world.
We believe the value of the Supima project is in demonstrating for the first time an authentication tool that can be applied throughout the