Morpho Detection Opens New U.S. R&D Center for Advanced Explosives Detection Technologies

Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:41am EDT

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  SANTA ANA, CA, Oct 30 (Marketwire) -- 
Morpho Detection, Inc., the explosives and narcotics detection business
of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced the opening of a
new research and development (R&D) center in Santa Ana, California. 

    Dedicated to the development and testing of next-generation detection
technologies, Morpho Detection's new Santa Ana facility will focus on the
application of advanced Mass Spectrometry (MS) and Quadrupole Resonance
technologies for the quick and accurate detection of current and emerging
threats, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and liquid,
aerosols and gel (LAG)-based explosives. 

    Morpho Detection's new Santa Ana facility brings together under one roof
the Morpho Detection Mass Spectrometry Center of Excellence formerly
located in Tustin, California and the Morpho Detection Quantum Magnetics
Center of Excellence formerly located in San Diego. Both technologies
have the potential to bring new efficiencies to the passenger screening
process and eliminate major passenger irritants including shoe removal,
carry-on liquids restrictions and invasive pat downs. 

    "Morpho Detection is excited to continue our decades-long work developing
advanced detection technologies in the U.S.," said Brad Buswell,
president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "By combining two cutting-edge
technologies in one location and utilizing Morpho Detection's more than
20 years experience developing and deploying explosives detection
solutions, this facility will serve as a hub for innovation. As a result,
future passenger checkpoint, military and critical infrastructure
explosives detection solutions will be developed in Orange County." 

    Commenting on the new facility, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47)
said: "As a member of the Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Border and
Maritime Security, I know firsthand that using the best new technologies
will enable our men and women to protect our borders and national
security in a more effective manner, while also facilitating an ease of
travel for passengers, Orange County is a center of innovation, and I am
pleased to learn that Morpho Detection's new Research and Development
Center for Advanced Explosives Detection Technologies will call it home."

    A global leader in hold baggage explosives detection systems (EDS) and
explosives trace detectors (ETD), Morpho Detection's solutions are
currently deployed at airport checkpoints, checked baggage and air cargo
screening facilities, military installations, critical infrastructure and
secure locations around the world.

    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.


Morpho Detection, Inc.
Press Contact:
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