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"Implant Sciences of Wilmington MA, the same community where slain MIT Police officer Sean Collins was born and raised, said it's Explosive Trace Detection technology could be implemented at the Boston Marathon if the organizers develop chokepoints or organized checkpoints that would force people to funnel through a line in order to get to the restricted areas of the Marathon route.
The Quantum Sniffer detects traces of explosives. CEO Glenn Bolduc said if one or both of the alleged bombers came through a chokepoint with a ticket to be scanned, similar to what is done at other sporting events, its Explosive Detection System would have likely been able to detect traces of the explosives that were put in the pressure cookers that exploded at the finish line killing three and leaving 264 injured. How?According to Bolduc, people who make bombs get microscopic traces of explosives on their hands, clothing and on just about anything they touch such as backpack, luggage or steering wheel. While the traces of military, Commercial and homemade explosives are invisible they are detectable with Implant's sensors and systems.
Implant said it has the capability to put barcode scanners as an adjunct to its system, so that the position of the ticket can scan bar codes on the ticket and do a trace detection test. The 72 person company made its mark in China when in 2008, China granted Implant a chance to show off it's Quantum Sniffer technology at the Beijing Olympic Games.
Last Monday was a horrific day he said. " On that day we said okay, let's give our equipment to whoever we need to." Since then, Bolduc has discussed the technology with Government Officials, but has not yet approached the Boston Athletic Association. "We intend to get in front of them in whatever way we have to" He said."