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Implant Sciences

December 20, 2011 07:00 ET

Implant Sciences' Quantum Sniffer QS-B220 Receives Confirmation of Eligibility for TSA Air Cargo Screening Qualification Testing

Notification Marks Significant Milestone Towards Full TSA Qualification of Benchtop Explosives Trace Detector

WILMINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2011) - Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC) (PINKSHEETS: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security markets, today announced it has received notification of vendor eligibility in the Air Cargo Screening Qualification Test Qualification Group 2 from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for its Quantum Sniffer™ QS-B220 benchtop explosives trace detector. TSA qualification is required before any explosives detection device can be commercially sold for use in air cargo screening facilities shipping to or from U.S. airports.

In order to receive vendor eligibility status, Implant Sciences submitted a comprehensive Qualification Data Package (QDP) detailing the QS-B220's performance metrics to TSA. Preparation of the QDP included collecting and analyzing thousands of samples in real-world environments, including active certified cargo screening facilities. Future steps in completing the Air Cargo Screening Qualification Testing will involve TSA confirming the QS-B220's operating performance to prove the system meets their specifications.

"Notification of eligibility is a significant milestone for Implant Sciences. While this does not imply qualification of the QS-B220, we are confident that our system will perform to TSA's requirements and successfully complete the qualification process," stated Glenn D. Bolduc, President and CEO of Implant Sciences.

About the Quantum Sniffer™ QS-H150

The QS-H150 is a handheld explosives trace detector that uses Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) 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 features a low-maintenance design that is self-calibrating and self-clearing, providing very high levels of operational availability.

About the Quantum Sniffer™ QS-B220

The QS-B220, introduced in May 2011, is a benchtop explosives and narcotics trace detector that uses Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) to rapidly detect and identify trace amounts of a wide variety of military, commercial, and homemade explosives, plus narcotic substances. The QS-B220 continues the Implant Sciences tradition of freedom from radioactive materials, low total cost of ownership, and high operational availability.

About Implant Sciences

Implant Sciences develops, manufactures, and sells sophisticated sensors and systems for Security, Safety, and Defense (SS&D) markets. The Company has developed innovative proprietary technologies used in its explosives and narcotics trace detection systems, which ship to a growing number of locations domestically and internationally. Implant Sciences products have been deployed in a wide range of security environments including airports, subways, railways, cargo facilities, nuclear power plants, police departments, military units, government buildings, and financial institutions. The QS-H150 and QS-B220 are Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies 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

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks that our explosives detection products and technologies (including any new products we may develop) may not be accepted by the Transportation Security Administration or by other U.S. or foreign government and law enforcement agencies or commercial consumers of security products; economic, political and other risks associated with international sales and operations could adversely affect our sales; our business is subject to intense competition and rapid technological change; and other risks and uncertainties described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions which could differ materially from the forward-looking statements.

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