WILMINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2013) - Implant Sciences Corporation (
The QS-B220 passed TSA's detection portion of qualification testing for checkpoint screening and is now testing at the TSA Systems Integration Facility (TSIF).
"TSA checkpoint qualification is ranked amongst the most stringent explosives trace detection qualifications around the world. Completion of this phase of the qualification process is the single greatest achievement in this Company's history," stated Glenn D. Bolduc, Implant Sciences' President and CEO. "This marks us as the only company to have ever passed IT&E for the ETD checkpoint qualification using IMS with a non-radioactive source. We are extremely proud of our team's effort, dedication, and efficient execution."
"Our Company has built a product that truly deserves to be called the new standard in trace detection," added Dr. Darryl Jones, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Implant Sciences. "Our progress in this qualification means we are one step closer towards participating in future tenders for the Department of Homeland Security. Furthermore, it also positions us to participate in procurements and tenders globally that look to this qualification as a prerequisite."
About the Quantum Sniffer™ QS-B220 Desktop Explosives Trace Detector
The Quantum Sniffer QS-B220 uses Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) to rapidly detect and identify trace amounts of a wide variety of military, commercial, and homemade explosives. With significantly lower maintenance requirements than competing systems, the QS-B220 can be deployed for a much lower total cost of ownership than other approved products. Featuring a radioactive material-free design, push-button maintenance and diagnostics, and a patented inCal™ internal automatic calibration system, the QS-B220 brings new levels of performance and convenience to desktop trace detection users with unsurpassed ease of use.
About Implant Sciences
Implant Sciences is the leader in next generation Explosives Trace Detection (ETD) technology. In January 2013, the Company became only the third ETD manufacturer, and the sole American-owned company, to receive product approval from the US Transportation Security Administration. Implant Sciences develops, manufactures and sells sophisticated sensors and systems for Security, Safety, and Defense (SS&D) markets. The Company has developed proprietary technologies used in its commercial explosives and narcotics trace detection systems, which ship to a growing number of locations domestically and internationally. Implant Sciences' QS-H150 portable explosives trace detector has received Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology Designation and, in addition to receiving TSA approval for air cargo screening, the Company's QS-B220 has also received a Developmental Testing & Evaluation (DT&E) Designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act). For further details on the Company and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.implantsciences.com.
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This press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks that our explosives detection products and technologies (including any new products we may develop) may not be accepted by the Transportation Security Administration or by other U.S. or foreign government and law enforcement agencies or commercial consumers of security products; economic, political and other risks associated with international sales and operations could adversely affect our sales; our business is subject to intense competition and rapid technological change; the risks that our markets are subject to technological change and that our success depends on our ability to develop and introduce new products; and other risks and uncertainties described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions which could differ materially from the forward-looking statements.