WILMINGTON, Mass., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB:IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, announced today it has entered into an Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for its QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detectors, which recently received TSA qualification for airport checkpoint passenger and baggage screening. The IDIQ, a necessary prerequisite for competing for TSA's annual trace detection procurements, establishes contract terms under which the TSA could purchase up to $162 million of equipment and services.
"We are very pleased to receive an IDIQ of this magnitude from the TSA, just weeks after receiving approval for baggage and passenger screening. With this agreement, Implant Sciences becomes the first non-radioactive ETD manufacturer for passenger and baggage screening in airports. This is a testament to the performance and value delivered by our next-generation explosives trace detectors," stated Implant Sciences' CEO, Glenn D. Bolduc.
About the QS-B220 Desktop Explosives Trace Detector
The QS-B220 uses Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) to rapidly detect and identify trace amounts of a wide variety of military, commercial, and homemade explosives. Featuring a radioactive material-free design, push-button maintenance and diagnostics, and a patented inCal™ internal automatic calibration system, the QS-B220 brings new levels of performance and convenience to desktop trace detection users with unsurpassed ease of use.
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. The Company's ETDs have received approvals and certifications from several international regulatory agencies including the TSA in the U.S., STAC in France, the German Ministry of the Interior, and the Ministry of Public Safety in China. It also received a GSN 2013 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.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks that we will be required to repay all of our indebtedness to our secured lenders by March 31, 2015; if we are unable to satisfy our obligations and to raise additional capital to fund operations, our secured lenders may seize our assets and our business may fail; we continue to incur substantial operating losses and may never be profitable; our independent registered public accounting firm has expressed substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern; there is no guaranty that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will purchase any QS-B220 detectors or services under the IDIQ; any new explosives detection products and technologies we may develop might not be accepted by the TSA or by other U.S. or foreign government and law enforcement agencies or commercial consumers of security products; economic, political and other risks associated with international sales and operations could adversely affect our sales; liability claims related to our products or our handling of hazardous materials could damage our reputation and have a material adverse effect on our financial results; our business is subject to intense competition; our markets are subject to rapid technology change and our success will depend on our ability to develop and introduce new products; we may not be able to retain our management and key employees or identify, hire and retain additional personnel as needed; we may not be able to enforce our patent and other intellectual property rights or operate without infringing on the proprietary rights of others; and other risks and uncertainties described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions which could differ materially from the forward-looking statements.
Implant Sciences Corporation
Glenn Bolduc, CEO
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