Security systems and sensors supplier Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB:IMSC) said Tuesday it sold seven Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 portable explosives trace detectors to an airport in China.
The company is continuing to penetrate the China security market, having sold several million dollars worth of its QS-H150 product there since 2008 to a large number of customers, including the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
According to the China Daily, China is planning to expand as many as 91 of its existing 175 airports between 2011 and 2015, while adding 56 new ones and potentially relocating 16 others.
Implant said its distribution channels are well positioned for this growth, as well as the expected boost in the rail and subway markets in China. The most recent sale to the China airport was completed through the company's Beijing-based distributor, Beijing JingAnLanDun Science and Technology Development Co.
"Aviation security continues to be an important market for us in China," said Implant Sciences' president and CEO, Glenn D. Bolduc.
"The QS-H150's quality, functionality, performance, and low cost-of-use consistently win contracts even when going up against companies that are larger than us with far greater resources."
Implant has been expanding the sales of its QS-H150 to international markets. Last month, 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.
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.
The Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 is a handheld explosives trace detector that rapidly detects trace amounts of a number of military, commercial, and homemade explosives. The QS-H150 uses no radioactive materials.
Bolduc continued: "We also see significant opportunity in the aviation security market with our newest product offering, the QS-B220."
Indeed, 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, borders, and prisons.
In December, the QS-B220 device received CE Certification, an important step for generating sales in Europe, and earlier this month, achieved ASTM E2520-07 certification.
Implant also signed a cooperative research and development agreement with the Transportation Security Laboratory, which has been working closely with the QS-B220 product to help the company in preparing for TSA qualification and certification.