WILMINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2013) - Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced that it has retained Natalya Hall for the newly created position of Director of Sales for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In addition to Russia, Ms. Hall's region will include Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Ms. Hall will report directly to Joe Laskey, Area Vice President and General Manager of Asian Sales and Business Development. The Russian government announced in February of 2011 that it plans to spend $1.6 billion on transportation security for the three year period following the announcement.
With the addition of Ms. Hall, Implant Sciences continues to attract top industry talent to the Company. Ms. Hall was previously Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast United States at Bruker Corporation, a global provider of analytical instruments. Prior, she was Lead Analytical Chemist at Morpho Detection, a subsidiary of Safran, formerly GE Homeland Protection, where she led the development and release of two products, one of which was the worlds' first 2-in-1 chemical and biological agent identification instrument.
Furthermore, Ms. Hall was a part of the development of a government-sponsored explosives trace detection product, for which she received "Homeland Hero in Innovation" award from GE Homeland Protection. Ms. Hall also contributed to the development of the world's first simultaneous explosives and narcotics trace detector. She is the inventor of a particulate sampling technology that is patented in the U.S. and Europe. Ms. Hall received a B.S. Chemistry from the University of South Carolina.
"Natalya brings to us a very valuable and rare combination of both sales and technical expertise in trace detection along with her language and cultural skills for Russia and the CIS. We believe this large and growing market holds a great deal of potential for Implant Sciences, and with Natalya on board, we believe we will more effectively address region," stated Implant Sciences' Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dr. Darryl Jones.
About Implant Sciences
Implant Sciences is the leader in next generation Explosives Trace Detection (ETD) technology. In January 2013, the Company became only the third ETD manufacturer, and the sole American-owned company, to receive product approval from the US Transportation Security Administration. Implant Sciences develops, manufactures and sells sophisticated sensors and systems for Security, Safety, and Defense (SS&D) markets. The Company has developed proprietary technologies used in its commercial explosives and narcotics trace detection systems, which ship to a growing number of locations domestically and internationally. Implant Sciences' QS-H150 portable explosives trace detector has received Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology Designation and, in addition to receiving TSA approval for air cargo screening, the Company's QS-B220 has also received a Developmental Testing & Evaluation (DT&E) Designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act). For further details on the Company and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.implantsciences.com.
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