POWAY, Calif., Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Sciences International Corporation (Decision Sciences), a technology company providing the world's most advanced high threat detection and security systems, today announced it has been named winner of the San Diego North Economic Development Council's annual Innovation to Market award for its revolutionary marketplace innovation and contribution to the region's economic growth.
"We are very honored that our greater San Diego neighbors have chosen to recognize our leadership in developing and providing the most advanced and comprehensive security technology now available to the global community," said Decision Sciences CEO Dr. Gene Ray. "This award is a tribute to the Decision Sciences team, each of whom is dedicated to delivering the Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS), an exciting and revolutionary product which truly possesses the capacity for enhancing everyone's security and fostering safe, threat-free shipping of commerce throughout the world."
Pioneered from technology originally discovered by physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy Los Alamos National Laboratory, the MMPDS uses naturally occurring cosmic ray particles called muons to passively scan all types of vehicles and cargo containers to detect, pinpoint and identify shielded and unshielded radiological and nuclear threats, explosives and other contraband including weapons, alcohol, cigarettes/tobacco, drugs/narcotics, precious metals and other anomalies or out of place cargo space usage for exploitive activities such as human trafficking.
"Decision Sciences is a great example of helping the San Diego North region grow in new and exciting ways through product creation and research and development," said Juanita Hayes, President, San Diego North Economic Development Council. "Nothing in this world, or from out of this world, could better exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit in the North County the way Decision Sciences does."
"Our fully automated, green technology is cutting edge and designed for quick, precise and efficient content scanning," said Dr. Ray. "This technology is a result of extensive research and development which has been supported by private investors who possess the belief and vision that 100 percent scrutiny of cargo containers and other conveyances at American maritime ports and borders, as well as other locations around the world, is fundamental to everyone's safety and security. We are proud the MMPDS has demonstrated Decision Sciences' ability to go above and beyond in cultivating new ideas and innovation for the San Diego marketplace. We are especially proud of the extraordinary contribution of our advanced technology system towards the worldwide fight against terrorism, smuggling and other illicit activities."
The Innovation to Market award annually recognizes businesses located in the San Diego area for job growth, market expansion, entrepreneurial spirit and technology innovation. Award winners are selected by a panel of independent industry experts including industry leaders, product researchers and developers and academia.
Headquartered in and operating in the San Diego area since 2007, Decision Sciences' Poway facility conducts research and development, manufactures product components, develops software and hardware and manufactures the award winning MMPDS.
About Decision Sciences
Decision Sciences is a technology company with headquarters and an R&D center in California and an office in Virginia that brings together cutting edge science, hardware and software development, systems integration and manufacturing to improve the safety and security of the global community. Based on revolutionary and disruptive technology originally invented by physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy Los Alamos National Laboratory, the commercially available Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS) was then developed with considerable private sector investment and expertise. The MMPDS is a totally passive, safe, effective and automated scanning system for quickly detecting, locating and identifying unshielded to heavily shielded radiological and nuclear threats, explosives and other contraband including weapons, alcohol, cigarettes/tobacco, drugs/narcotics, precious metals, smuggled humans and numerous other items of interest and anomalies. Moreover, the MMPDS can uniquely safeguard the integrity of the global supply chain, expedite the flow of commerce, fortify trade resiliency and satisfy the 100% scanning requirement recommended by the U.S. 9/11 Commission and later enacted into law by the U.S. Congress. The core technology inherent in the MMPDS also has wide ranging applications beyond the security arena, including in the medical, mining, energy and manufacturing industries and can facilitate the efficient collection and aggregation of significant amounts of previously unavailable data.
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SOURCE Decision Sciences