Monday, 9 April 2012

Implant Sciences hires quality assurance manager amid production volume growth

Implant Sciences (OTCQB:IMSC) reported Thursday it has hired software quality assurance engineer Charles Fertitta as quality manager in a move to maintain quality standards amid production volume growth.

The company, which supplies detection systems for homeland security and defence markets saw its share price rise 7.5 cents, or 10.36 percent, climbing to 80 cents each on the OTC market.

Fertitta, who is a certified software tester, was a senior software quality assurance engineer at Reveal Imaging Technology and PHT Corp., and holds a bachelor of science in business management from Franklin Pierce College.

Prior to these positions, he held a number of engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance jobs at L3 Communications Security and Detection Systems.

In a statement, chief executive Glenn D. Bolduc said: “With the hiring of Charles Fertitta as Quality Manager, Andy Anderson as Director of Engineering, and Bill McGann as COO (chief operating officer), Implant Sciences has added significant security industry experience to our management team.

“These three individuals greatly expand our ability to meet the needs of our growing customer base.”

Last month, the company named Bill McGann as chief operating officer and as a member of the board of directors.

As a pioneer in the explosive trace detection industry, McGann co-founded Ion Track instruments, the first explosive trace detection provider to get certification from the US Transportation Security Administration.

With over 70 research proposals to his name, McGann has authored 20 scientific publications and over 25 patents in the nuclear, chemical and biological detection technologies.

In recent months the company has signed contracts to supply its detection equipment to clients in Africa, the Middle East, China and Japan.

Implant Sciences' 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 prisons.

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.

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