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R&M Trucking Purchases Implant Sciences’ TSA-Approved Desktop Explosives Trace Detector

Implant Sciences Corporation, a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, announced today that it has sold its TSA-approved QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detector to Illinois-based R&M Trucking.

The systems were purchased to replace TSA grandfathered systems, which are currently approved to screen cargo, but have a stated expiration date of January 1, 2014. R&M is a full service trucking company that is also a Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF). Transportation and logistics companies with CCSF status are certified by the TSA to screen air cargo packages for explosives before they are loaded onto airplanes, and are required to use TSA-approved screening systems.

"R&M Trucking appreciated the QS-B220's easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain design which delivers a low total cost of ownership over the lifecycle of the system," stated Implant Sciences' Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dr. Darryl Jones. "A growing number of CCSFs are choosing our QS-B220 for expanding capacity with new ETD systems, as well as for replacing systems that are scheduled to lose their grandfathered TSA-approval status. In January 2014, several older systems from competing manufacturers currently allowed under a grandfathered status will no longer be in compliance with TSA requirements. The QS-B220 offers freight forwarders, airlines, trucking and logistics companies an innovative alternative that is truly the new standard in explosives trace detection."

About R&M Trucking

R&M Trucking is a full service trucking company that maintains high standards for service and customer satisfaction. R&M's fleet of 166 company owned trucks can provide a specialized transportation and logistical network at a competitive price. The company employs 236 drivers who are equipped with the latest communications technology enabling R&M to provide immediate responses to customer's needs. All drivers are certified to handle hazardous material and are educated in the rules of TSA, C-TPAT and OSHA regulations.

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 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.



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