Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Implant joins defence and security consortium

Implant Sciences (OTC:IMSC) said Tuesday it is now a member of a defence and security industry consortium.

The high-tech supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security markets said it joined the System of Systems Security Consortium (SOSSEC). 

Its impetus is to help members like Implant Sciences to meet the U.S. Army’s requirement to provide a decisive and effective support in response to natural or man-made threats.

SOSSEC has a special working pact with the U.S. Army’s Armament Research Development Engineering Centre, which sees the conglomerate as a provider of R&D for homeland defence programs for the next five years. 

Implant Sciences, along with other group members, will receive the support of SOSSEC in business development, contracting, invoicing, product delivery, and interfacing with the U.S. Department of Defence.

The prime technology and deployment focus of SOSSEC is in force protection, and critical infrastructure protection, and homeland security solutions.

Implant Science’s chief executive, Glenn D. Bolduc said: "As a member of SOSSEC we will be working jointly with the companies, thought leaders, and technology developers who are shaping the future of security solutions for defence.

"This is an opportunity for us to work directly with the U.S. military to provide our explosives trace detection equipment, while continuing to develop next-generation technologies to meet our nation's defense needs."

Last month the security systems and sensors supplier sold seven Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 portable explosive trace detectors to a Chinese airport.

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.

The QS-H150 portable explosives trace detector, which uses ion mobility spectrometry to rapidly detect and identify trace amounts of a wide variety of military, commercial and homemade explosives.

The QS-H150 uses no radioactive materials and has a low-maintenance design.

Implant Sciences also makes 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 narcotic substances.

The benchtop explosives and narcotics detector is suited for a number of security settings, including high-traffic airports and borders.

The company’s share price went up 0.02 percent to 56 cents apiece on the OTC or over-the-counter market on Tuesday.

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