Security systems and sensors supplier Implant Sciences Corp (OTCQB:IMSC) said Monday that its trace explosives and narcotics detector has received ASTM E2520-07 certification, meaning the device performs to the required standards of performance.
The tests confirmed the Quantum Sniffer QS-B220 device performed to the required standards in the detection of trace amounts of explosives, including TNT, RDX and PETN, the company said.
The tests were conducted by Cambridge Polymer Group, an independent laboratory. ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is focused globally in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards.
"The QS-B220's validation through this test brings it another step closer to commercial adoption in the US," said Implant's president and CEO, Glenn D. Bolduc.
"Non-TSA security screeners and first responders can now purchase and deploy our bench-top explosives and narcotics trace detector in complete confidence that it is an effective technology.
"We are confident in the performance of our QS-B220 and anticipate that this is the first of many detection standards around the world to which it will be successfully certified."
The Quantum Sniffer QS-B220, which was introduced in May 2011, is a trace detector that uses ion mobility spectrometry to identify a number of military, commercial and homemade explosives and narcotic substances.
The benchtop explosives and narcotics detector is suited for a number of security settings, including high-traffic airports and borders.
In December, the device received CE Certification, and is now being evaluated by security organizations around the world.
Implant also makes the QS-H150 portable explosives trace detector, which uses ion mobility spectrometry to rapidly detect and identify trace amounts of a wide variety of military, commercial and homemade explosives.
The QS-H150 uses no radioactive materials and has a low-maintenance design.
Last week, the company said that a major global oil corporation had purchased units of the QS-H150, to be used in securing the unnamed oil business' facilities in Africa. This followed new orders for the device from the Middle East and Japan last month.
Implant Sciences' systems are used by private companies and government agencies to screen baggage, cargo, vehicles, among other objects, and people for the detection of trace amounts of explosives.