Implant Sciences explosives detection equipment to be used at 2014 Sochi games

Implant Sciences Corporation said on Monday that eight QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detectors will be used in the Media Center during the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi.

The Sochi Media Center will feature 98 events and serve as the primary media venue for the games. The center will host multimedia events and provide around-the-clock presence for the media.

"The QS-H150 will be deployed as part of a comprehensive security package at the Sochi Media Center," Natalya Hall, the general manager for Russia and the CIS countries at Implant Sciences, said. "During the Games, the Center is expected to welcome 12,000 media representatives - including over 10,000 broadcasters representing about 100 companies from all around the world, so security is an extremely important consideration."

Implant Sciences Vice President of Sales and Marketing Darryl Jones said that re-establishing the company's presence in Russia has been a priority.

"This order demonstrates measurable progress against this goal," Jones said. "We are continuing to expand our sales presence in Russia and the CIS countries and look forward to more orders in the near future."

The QS-H150 uses Ion Mobility Spectrometry to provide fast and accurate detection of trace amounts of explosives.

Implant Sciences became the third manufacturer of Explosive Trace Detection equipment in January, and is the sole American-owned company with a product approved by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.