Morpho Detection's Itemiser DX Trace Detector Certified for Air Cargo Screening by U.K. Department for Transport

Wed May 16, 2012 8:00am EDT

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  NEWARK, CA, May 16 (Marketwire) -- 
Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection
business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced its
next-generation Itemiser(R) DX desktop explosives trace detection (ETD)
system has been certified for air cargo screening by the U.K. Department
for Transport (DfT). 

    This certification from U.K. DfT is an important recognition of Itemiser
DX' ability to protect the air cargo supply chain. As a result, Itemiser
DX is now available for quick, accurate detection of explosives at air
cargo facilities throughout the U.K. where it can help air cargo
facilities and operators increase efficiency and ROI on security
infrastructure investments.

    First certified by U.K. DfT for passenger airport checkpoints and checked
baggage screening in 2010, Morpho Detection's Itemiser DX delivers fast,
accurate detection of explosives in a desktop package that is reliable,
cost effective and portable. By utilizing ITMS(TM) trace technology to
simultaneously analyze both positive and negative ions from a single
sample, Itemiser DX provides unparalleled detection capabilities. 

    "Morpho Detection is very pleased DfT has approved our next-generation
trace detection solution for use at air cargo facilities throughout the
U.K.," said Emmanuel Mounier, president and CEO, Morpho Detection
International, Inc., the international sales and service division of
Morpho Detection. "Morpho Detection is committed to providing the most
advanced solutions to help air cargo facilities meet current and emerging
security challenges with minimal impact on the flow of commerce." 

    Approved by five global regulatory agencies, Itemiser DX is deployed at
air cargo and transportation facilities around the world. The
next-generation of the Itemiser desktop product family, the first trace
detectors to simultaneously detect positive and negative ions, more than
3,000 Itemiser DX units have been sold worldwide since its introduction
in 2009. 

    For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit 

    About Morpho Detection, Inc.
 Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, a
security business of the Safran group (PARIS: SAF), is a leading supplier
of explosives and narcotics and chemical, biological, radiological, and
nuclear (CBRN) detection systems for government, military, air and ground
transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other
high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography,
Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS(TM)), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray
Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities
more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection's solutions are
deployed to help protect people and property the world over.

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