Security systems and sensors supplier Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB:IMSC) said Tuesday it sold seven Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 portable explosives trace detectors to an airport in China.
The company is continuing to penetrate the China security market,
having sold several million dollars worth of its QS-H150 product there
since 2008 to a large number of customers, including the Civil Aviation
Administration of China.
According to the China Daily, China is planning to expand as many as
91 of its existing 175 airports between 2011 and 2015, while adding 56
new ones and potentially relocating 16 others.
Implant said its distribution channels are well positioned for this
growth, as well as the expected boost in the rail and subway markets in
China. The most recent sale to the China airport was completed through
the company's Beijing-based distributor, Beijing JingAnLanDun Science
and Technology Development Co.
"Aviation security continues to be an important market for us in China," said Implant Sciences' president and CEO, Glenn D. Bolduc.
"The QS-H150's quality, functionality, performance, and low
cost-of-use consistently win contracts even when going up against
companies that are larger than us with far greater resources."
Implant has been expanding the sales of its QS-H150 to international
markets. Last month, the company said that a major global oil
corporation had purchased units of the QS-H150, to be used in securing
the unnamed oil business' facilities in Africa. This followed new orders
for the device from the Middle East and Japan.
systems are used by private companies and government agencies to screen
baggage, cargo, vehicles, among other objects, and people for the
detection of trace amounts of explosives.
The Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 is a handheld explosives trace detector
that rapidly detects trace amounts of a number of military, commercial,
and homemade explosives. The QS-H150 uses no radioactive materials.
Bolduc continued: "We also see significant opportunity in the
aviation security market with our newest product offering, the QS-B220."
Indeed, the Quantum Sniffer QS-B220, which was introduced in May
2011, is a trace detector that uses ion mobility spectrometry to
identify a number of military, commercial and homemade explosives and
The benchtop explosives and narcotics detector is suited for a number
of security settings, including high-traffic airports, borders, and
In December, the QS-B220 device received CE Certification, an
important step for generating sales in Europe, and earlier this month,
achieved ASTM E2520-07 certification.
Implant also signed a cooperative research and development agreement
with the Transportation Security Laboratory, which has been working
closely with the QS-B220 product to help the company in preparing for
TSA qualification and certification.