Security systems and sensors supplier Implant Sciences Corp (OTCQB:IMSC) said Thursday it has sold its portable explosives trace detector, the Quantum Sniffer QS-H150, to three more airports in China.
Thursday's news marks the second recent order for aviation security
in China, the company said. Last month, the company said it sold seven
QS-H150 devices to an airport in China.
Both sales were made through Implant Sciences' Beijing-based distributor Jing An Lan Dun Sciences and Technology Co.
QS-H150 has had strong traction with aviation security in China, and
the addition of three more airports to our customer base is a sign of
just how well regarded our products are," said president and CEO, Glenn
"In the next three years, China is expected to expand or add over 100
airports around the country. We look forward to supporting this growth
with both new and repeat orders."
Indeed, 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
The company has been expanding the sales of its QS-H150 to
international markets. Last month, it 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 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.
Implant's other main product, 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, borders, and
In December, the QS-B220 device received CE Certification, an
important step for generating sales in Europe, and in February, 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.