WAKEFIELD, Mass., 19 June 2008.Implant Sciences Corp., a high technology supplier of sophisticated systems and sensors for the homeland security market and related industries, announced $500,000 in follow-on funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate in Washington for a Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Program.
This award represents further support of a contract awarded to Ion Metrics, the San Diego-based company acquired by the company in April 2008. The addition of this $500,000 brings the total contract value to approximately $2,707,000.
The focus of this contract is to develop integrated, miniaturized sub-systems for use in the detection and identification of trace explosives.
Implant Sciences' new San Diego-based Advanced Technology Group has been actively working on the development of a hyphenated system incorporating a Quadrupole Array Mass Spectrometer (QAMS), a miniature Ion Mobility Spectrometer (IMS), and a Differential Mass Spectrometer (DMS).
"The Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Program was created in support of efforts by the Science and Technology Directorate within the Department of Homeland Security to leverage existing resources into new and more effective products to help further protect our country," states Phillip C. Thomas, president and CEO of Implant Sciences. "Along with partners at the University of Florida and Washington State University, our Advanced Technology Group has made important progress in the development of QMS, IMX, and DMS technologies which, when combined, could result in high-performance yet lightweight, low cost/power technological capabilities for the detection of explosives, drugs, and other substances."