Implant Sciences Corporation, a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, announced today that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has notified the Company that its QS-B220 Explosives Trace Detector has been granted acceptance onto the "Qualified" section of the Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL).
With this acceptance, which is a follow-on to the "Approved" status granted by the TSA in January 2013, the QS-B220 joins the list of products from which regulated parties are encouraged to purchase security solutions. Further information regarding the TSA's notification can be found in the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 28, 2013.
Implant Sciences' Vice President of Technology, Todd Silvestri commented, "This is the fourth regulatory success Implant Sciences has had with the QS-B220 this year. What is significant about this result, as well as the STAC certification we announced earlier this month, is that both require testing conducted under actual operating conditions. Through these government approvals and successes with a number of air cargo customers, the QS-B220 has proven its efficacy in air cargo screening facilities was well as in the laboratory."
Implant Sciences' President and CEO Glenn D. Bolduc added, "Implant Sciences is proud to be the only provider of a TSA-Qualified trace detection solution that does not incorporate radioactive materials. Not having to invest in radiation safety protocols represents a significant operational advantage for many of our customers. We anticipate that this achievement will accelerate our sales efforts, both domestically and internationally."
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.