Implant Sciences received order from TSA for 1,353 QS-B220 desktop explosive trace detectors
27 September 2016
Implant Sciences has received an order from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the delivery of 1,353 QS-B220 desktop explosive trace detectors and ancillary supplies. As part of the order, TSA has an option to purchase an additional 2,073 QS-B220s within one year of the contract award. The systems will be installed at multiple airports across the US. Implant Sciences CEO, Dr William McGann, said: "Implant Sciences has developed an explosive trace detection platform that is highly valued by the security industry. This order is another major milestone for the company and we are proud that our product helps protect the travelling public in the US.” The QS-B220 desktop explosives trace detector incorporates ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) to detect and identify trace amounts of various military, commercial, and homemade explosives in real-time. The detector features a radioactive material-free design that requires significantly lower maintenance than its competing systems. It also includes a patented inCal internal automatic calibration system, and offers better performance and convenience to desktop trace detection users. QS-B220 performs real-time detection, and provides audio and visual alarm indications on its integrated colour touchscreen.