WILMINGTON, Mass., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) and drugs trace detection solutions for homeland security applications, today announced restructuring actions to better align costs with current and future geographic revenue sources and to improve efficiencies. The actions, which include increasing outreach and sales and marketing efforts, reducing expenses and other actions to align with our markets, are expected to result in a pre-tax charge of approximately $200,000 which will be recorded in the quarter ended March 31, 2015. The charge is primarily related to expenses incurred to relocate the San Diego, CA advanced technology office and costs related to closing our Shanghai office and converting our sales model in Southeast Asia from direct selling to in-country distribution. The Company expects the restructuring will result in annual pre-tax reductions of approximately $2 million in annual operating expenses, the benefits of which will begin in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, with the full savings expected to be achieved in fiscal 2016.
"As discussed previously on our February 17, 2015 earnings conference call, we stated our need to establish a balance in our operations between revenue and cost control, thereby reducing our reliance on external funding," stated Implant Sciences' Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Bill McGann. "The restructuring actions we have taken optimize our cost structure and better focus our resources in the markets that we expect to compete in, now and in the future."
About Implant Sciences
Implant Sciences is a leader in developing and manufacturing advanced detection capabilities to counter and eliminate the ever-evolving threats from explosives and drugs. The Company's team of dedicated trace detection experts has developed proprietary technologies used in its commercial products, thousands of which have been sold across more than 50 countries worldwide. Implant Sciences is only the third manufacturer, and the sole American-owned company, to currently have an ETD system named as a Qualified Product by the US Transportation Security Administration. The Company's ETDs have received approvals and certifications from several international regulatory agencies including the TSA in the U.S., ECAC in Europe, STAC in France, the German Ministry of the Interior, and the Ministry of Public Safety in China. For two consecutive years in 2013 and 2014 it received the GSN Homeland Security Award for "Best Explosives Detection Solution". All Implant Sciences products are recognized as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies by the Department of Homeland Security. For further details on the Company and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.implantsciences.com.
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