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Implant Sciences to receive $2m from the Department of Homeland Security to develop explosives trace detection systems

The US Department of Homeland Security has selected Implant Sciences' proposal to develop next generation explosives trace detection (ETD) screening systems for funding. The project, pending successful negotiations, is worth up to US$2m.

The funding results from a proposal submitted by Implant Sciences in response to the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate's Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 13-03. BAA 13-03 sought proposals from private industry and universities that have expertise in explosives trace detection equipment and methods.

Through this BAA, the Department of Homeland Security seeks next-generation ETD technologies with significantly expanded capabilities in order to further promote passenger safety and homeland security.

"We are very proud to have been selected by the Department of Homeland Security to carry out this contract. Implant Sciences will work closely with the department to accelerate the development of ETD systems engineered by our team. We believe the next generation of ETDs can significantly further increase passenger safety, reduce false positives, and create a better travel experience with respect to security screening," stated Glenn D. Bolduc, president and CEO of Implant Sciences.