Implant Sciences Corporation (IMSC:OTCBB) develops and commercializes explosives trace detection (ETD) solutions for transportation, critical infrastructure, and ports and borders security, as well as force protection and emergency response.
Founded in 1984, Implant Sciences has a rich history of developing leading technologies in several markets including: ion implantation services for the semiconductor industry; brachytherapy seeds for prostate cancer treatment; and sophisticated coatings to reduce wear on orthopedic joint replacements.
By the end of 2008, as part of the company’s restructuring towards a single business focus, the medical and semiconductor businesses and associated assets were fully divested. The company today is a pure play in global Security, Safety, and Defense (SS&D) markets. The Company's patented technology, used in its flagship product, the Quantum Sniffer™ QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detector, is in use throughout the world. IMSC successfully introduced its first handheld explosive trace detection product in 2003 and has sold more than 1,100 ETD systems, generating over $25 million in revenues. The company is developing products addressing new markets in excess of $2 billion.
Implant Science Products
Portable Hand-held Explosives Trace Detector Quantum Sniffer Technology The Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 is a hand-held explosives detector that rapidly detects and identifies trace amounts of a wide variety of military, commercial, and homemade explosives (HMEs). Its innovative design provides operational advantages that make it highly effective in real world detection situations— advantages proven time and again in customer evaluations. The QS-H150 employs a patented heated vortex collector for the simultaneous detection of explosives particulates and vapors, with or without contact and in real-time. It also includes a patented non-radioactive ionization source and a low maintenance, contamination resistant design.
Features & Benefits
- Automatic, continuous self-calibration:
- Adjusts automatically to changes in environment
- No calibration traps
- No verification traps
- No dopant
- Choice of sampling modes:
- Simultaneous vapor and non-contact particle detection
- Wipe sampling
- No reconfiguration required to switch modes
- Detects and identifies military, commercial, and homemade explosives (HMEs) within seconds
- Detected substances displayed on built-in screen
- Ultra-fast clear-down means the QS-H150 is ready for the next sample in seconds
- One handed operation
- Low maintenance design delivers low total cost of ownership
- Non-radioactive ion source eliminates licensing, inspection, transport, and end-of life issues
Desktop Explosives & Drugs
• Simultaneously detects explosives & drugs in seconds
• Automatic internal calibration
• Easy-to-use touch-screen
• Non-radioactive ion source
• Push-button maintenance
• Rapid clear-down
• Low total cost of ownership
Implant Sciences’ Technology
The Quantum Sniffer QS-B220 provides fast, accurate detection of trace amounts of a wide variety of military, commercial, homemade explosives, as well as drugs, with unsurpassed ease of use and minimal maintenance requirements. Incorporating Implant Sciences’ patented non-radioactive Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) technology, the QS‑B220 brings new levels of performance and convenience to desktop trace detection users.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Operation and maintenance expenses are extremely low with the QS-B220. Routine maintenance consists of care and cleaning using common supplies and desiccant replacement as required. No radioactive material is used in the QS-B220, so there are no associated certification, licensing, inspection, testing, transportation, or decommissioning costs.
Accurate and Efficient
The Quantum Sniffer performs real-time detection with rapid clear-down. When detection occurs, the QS-B220 provides audio and visual alarm indications, including substance identification, on the integrated high-resolution color touch-screen. Authorized users can also access spectrogram display and analysis, administrative, and diagnostic tools through the easy-to-use interface. Automatic internal calibration prevents errors that could result from an uncalibrated instrument. The QS-B220 monitors its environment and senses changes that would affect its analysis. No user intervention or calibration consumables required