Profile: Implant Sciences Corp (IMSC.PK)
23 Sep 2016
Implant Sciences Corporation, incorporated August 31, 1984, develops, manufactures and sells sensors and systems for the security, safety and defense industries. The Company has developed technologies used in explosives and narcotics trace detection (ETD and NTD, respectively) applications and market, and sell handheld ETD and desktop ETD and NTD systems. The Company's products are marketed and sold to a range of locations domestically and internationally. These systems are used by private companies and government agencies to screen baggage, cargo, other objects and people for the detection of trace amounts of explosives and narcotics. The Company has developed explosives detection systems designed for use in aviation and transportation security, high threat facilities and infrastructure, military installations, customs and border protection, and mail and cargo screening. The systems use Quantum Sniffer technologies, including a photon-based, non-radioactive ion source in combination with ion mobility spectrometry (IMS), a detection tool sensitive to the unique speeds with which ions of various substances move through the air to electronically detect minute quantities of explosives vapor and particles.
The Company also has certain product under development. It is developing Quantum Sniffer QS-H150E Portable Explosives and Narcotics Detector, which is a handheld detector that will use dual IMS non-radioactive ionization for the detection and identification of a range of military, commercial and improvised explosives, as well as narcotics. It is also developing miniature mass spectrometer and hyphenated systems employing conventional ion mobility, differential mobility and quadrupole mass spectrometry.
Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 Portable Explosives Detector
The Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 Portable Explosives Detector employs a vortex collector for the simultaneous detection of explosives particulates and vapors with or without physical contact and in real-time. The QS-H150 can detect vapors and nanogram quantities of explosives particulates for explosives substances considered as threats, which include military and commercial explosives, improvised and homemade explosives, propellants and taggants. The QS-H150 has automatic and continuous self-calibration. It monitors its environment, senses changes that would affect its accuracy, and re-calibrates accordingly. The system requires no user intervention and no calibration consumables. The detection process begins with the collection of a sample with the Company's vortex collector. After collection, the sample is ionized photonically, and analyzed using IMS technology. The presence of a threat substance is indicated by visible and audible alarms. The threat substance is then identified and displayed on the integrated liquid crystal display (LCD) screen. When detecting a threat substance, the QS-H150 rapidly alarms and discontinues the collection of a sample. This real-time detection limits equipment contamination and allows for fast clear down.
Quantum Sniffer QS-B220 Desktop Explosives and Narcotics Detector
The Company's QS-B220 Desktop Explosives and Narcotics Detector uses dual IMS with non-radioactive ionization for the detection and identification of a range of military, commercial, and improvised explosives as well as narcotics. The QS-B220 uses a sample trap, which is wiped on the surface to be interrogated for explosives or narcotics particles. The QS-B220 has automatic and continuous self-calibration. It monitors its environment, senses changes that would affect its accuracy, and re-calibrates accordingly. For detection, the sample is collected with a standard trap, ionized, and analyzed using IMS technology. The presence of a threat is indicated by visible and audible alarms, and the substance is identified and displayed on the integrated touch screen display.
The Company competes with Morpho Detection, Inc., Smiths Detection, Inc. and NucTech Company Limited.
Implant Sciences Corp
500 Research Dr Ste 3
WILMINGTON MA 01887-4400