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  • fibthree fibthree Mar 19, 2012 3:05 PM Flag

    Implant Sciences Appoints Dr. Bill McGann as Chief Operating Officer

    Implant Sciences Appoints Dr. Bill McGann as Chief Operating Officer

    Former Chief Technology Officer at GE Security and Pioneer in Trace Detection Industry

    WILMINGTON, MA--(Marketwire -03/19/12)- Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC.PK - News) (Pinksheets: IMSC.PK - News), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security markets, today announced a significant executive management appointment with Dr. Bill McGann joining the Company as Chief Operating Officer and as a member of its Board of Directors. Dr. McGann has been a strategic advisor to the CEO of Implant Sciences since April of 2011. As COO, Dr. McGann will oversee the Company's product development, as well as advancements in its technology and manufacturing processes.

    Dr. McGann is a pioneer in the explosive trace detection (ETD) industry, having co-founded Ion Track Instruments, the first ETD provider to receive TSA certification. Ion Track was subsequently sold to GE for $190 million, and became a core product offering in GE's homeland security portfolio. After the sale to GE, Dr. McGann became Chief Technology Officer of GE Security. Dr. McGann has also served as a Senior Scientist for seven years at Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc., a research company, specializing in high-energy nuclear spectroscopy. Most recently, Dr. McGann was VP Engineering, Global Fire Products at United Technologies Corporation.

    Dr. McGann has authored over 70 research proposals to the U.S. Government, more than 20 scientific publications, and over 25 patents in the areas of nuclear, chemical and biological detection technologies. He created "Entry Scan," the world's first passenger walk-through screening system for explosives detection. Dr. McGann holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, where his doctoral work was in the area of Magnetic Resonance and Laser Spectroscopy.

    "Bill McGann is one of the 'fathers' of ETD and is among the world's leading experts in ion mobility used in ETD. We could not be happier to welcome Bill to our team. We believe his interest in advancing our technologies, products, and market position is a huge testament to the potential he sees for Implant Sciences' role in the ETD security space. This is a major milestone in our Company's development, and we are delighted Bill has chosen our Company as he re-enters the Homeland Defense market," stated Implant Sciences President and CEO Glenn D. Bolduc.

    "Following the progress of Implant Sciences closely over the past year, I have seen enough to know that this Company has the technology, distribution infrastructure and management team to execute as leaders in the ETD space and transform the security equipment industry by delivering new technology solutions at security points across the world. I am very pleased to join the team and advance the Company," added Implant Sciences COO Dr. McGann.

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    • Dr. McGann is a pioneer in the explosive trace detection (ETD) industry, having co-founded Ion Track Instruments, the first ETD provider to receive TSA certification. Ion Track was subsequently sold to GE for $190 million, and became a core product offering in GE's homeland security portfolio. After the sale to GE........

      McGann is now back to bring the explosive trace detection (ETD) industry to a new high.

 
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