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November 3, 2011

Implant Sciences, TSL sign research agreement for detection technology

Implant Sciences has signed a cooperative R&D agreement with Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) to optimise its QS-B220 detection technology, which can deployed for airport security.

Implant Sciences has signed a cooperative R&D agreement with T ransportation Security Laboratory (T SL) to optimise its QS-B220 detection technology, which can deployed for airport security.

T he public-private partnership is designed to expeditiously mature and deploy security technologies, and to prepare products to achieve T ransportation Security Administration (T SA) certification, which can be used at ports of entry across the US, including airports.

T he QS-B220 Quantum Sniffer is an explosives and narcotics trace detector that uses ion mobility spectrometry to rapidly detect and identify trace amounts of commercial, improvised and homemade explosives and narcotic substances.

"T he insight of the professionals at T SL will be invaluable in preparing the QS-B220 to meet T SA’s expectations," said Implant Sciences vice-president of technology, T odd Silvestri. "T SL brings extensive experience and expertise to the table, which will help us build a better product."

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