WILMINGTON, Mass., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB:IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, announced today it has received orders from multiple U.S. air cargo screeners totaling over $600,000 for the Company's TSA-qualified QS-B220™ desktop explosives trace detectors (ETD).
"Based on our customers' assessment of TSA-qualified ETDs, the QS-B220 offers the best value in terms of system performance combined with the lowest total cost of operation," stated Darryl Jones, Implant Sciences' Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The system uses fewer consumables, requires less upkeep than competing products, and has push-button maintenance, all of which simplifies operations and makes our customers more efficient."
"We have rapidly expanded our installed base of U.S. air cargo customers. In fact, the majority of the orders came within just two months of receiving air cargo qualification from the TSA," Glenn D. Bolduc, President and CEO of Implant Sciences, commented. "We believe these orders will form the base for future growth in the segment as more and more cargo carriers learn about the benefits that no other TSA-qualified ETD can match."
About the QS-B220 Desktop Explosives Trace Detector
The 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 have product approval from the US Transportation Security Administration. Implant Sciences has developed proprietary technologies used in its commercial explosives and drugs 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 qualification for air cargo screening, the Company's QS-B220 has also received STAC certification, 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), and the GSN 2013 Homeland Security Award for "Best Explosives Detection Solution". 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, and our success will depend 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 our 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.
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Glenn Bolduc, CEO
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