Airlines select Morpho Detection's Itemiser DX as cargo screening solution

Morpho Detection, Inc., said on Wednesday that its Itemiser DX desktop explosive trace detectors will be used by six global air carriers at U.S. and international facilities to meet new regulatory mandates for cargo screening.

All "grandfathered" cargo screening solutions on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's Air Cargo Screening Technology List will expire on Jan. 1. Airlines and companies that ship cargo through the U.S. will need to use a qualified solution to screen for explosives.

"Morpho Detection is committed to providing the most advanced solutions to help the air cargo industry meet security challenges with minimal impact on their operations," Karen Bomba, the president and CEO of Morpho Detection, said. "By quickly and accurately identifying explosives in seconds with an extremely-low false alarm rate, the Itemiser DX is another example of Morpho delivering on this commitment."

The Itemiser DX is a lightweight and portable desk system that detects explosive residue on cargo, packages, luggage, skin, clothing and vehicles, among other surfaces. It was qualified for air cargo screening in 2010. More than 3,000 units have been used at screening facilities, airport checkpoints and other secure locations.

Morpho is the only company with a trace detection, X-ray and computed tomography-based screening solutions on the ACSTL.