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Implant Sciences Provides a Solution for Threats to Airport Security Company Leveraging International Success to Target U.S. Aviation Security Market

Implant Sciences Provides a Solution for Threats to Airport Security Company Leveraging International Success to Target U.S. Aviation Security Market

WILMINGTON, Mass.----Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCBB:IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security markets, today announced new initiatives to target the U.S. market in aviation security for its products and technologies, based on recent events and the company’s international successes in transportation and aviation security.

“Our handheld explosive trace detection system provides a necessary and valuable solution to the current threats against the aviation system in the United States. We are working with both the federal and private sector to gain visibility and traction for our technology in the domestic marketplace.”.In the wake of the attempted terrorist attack on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight on December 25, the Obama administration has announced the need for a review of air travel security including explosives detection technologies. Implant Sciences’ Quantum Sniffer™ QS-H150 Portable Explosives Detection system is currently used in transportation and aviation security applications around the world. The QS-H150 can detect a multitude of explosive compounds, including PETN (pentaerythritol tetranitrate), the substance allegedly used in the attempt to bomb Northwest flight # 253 on Christmas Day. Of particular note, the Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) have successfully deployed several hundreds of these systems for use at the Beijing Olympics and in airport security, checkpoint and package screening, and Air Marshall applications.

Glenn Bolduc, Company CEO commented, “Our technology is currently being used around the world by screeners and Air Marshals and we are working diligently to protect even more people closer to home.”

Implant Sciences is currently in discussion with the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) on initiatives to address threats from IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) utilizing its handheld detection system. In early 2009, the Company submitted its QS-300 system to the TSA for testing by the Transportation Security Laboratory (“TSL”), in connection with the requirements of the Air Cargo Screening Act of 2007. This law mandates that 100% of air cargo on passenger aircraft be screened by August of 2010. The Company has also been working with one of the largest freight forwarders in the world, and the freight forwarding industry in general, to position its technology for use by the private sector in its efforts to comply with this mandate.

Glenn Bolduc, Implant Science’s CEO concluded, “Our handheld explosive trace detection system provides a necessary and valuable solution to the current threats against the aviation system in the United States. We are working with both the federal and private sector to gain visibility and traction for our technology in the domestic marketplace.”

The QS-H150 offers compelling technical, operational, and competitive advantages. Among the most significant are non-contact sample collection; non-radioactive ionization; simultaneous detection and identification of explosives particulate and vapor; continuous self-calibration; and ultra-fast clear down (cycle time). The substance library of the QS-H150 is the broadest in the industry and includes not only standard military and commercial explosives, but also homemade explosives (HME) such as those used in the recent attempt. The library is also easily expanded as new threats emerge. These advantages offer an extremely versatile solution for Transportation Security, and can be rapidly deployed to greatly increase the number of items screened, effectively becoming a force multiplier.

About Implant Sciences

Implant Sciences develops, manufactures and sells sophisticated sensors and systems for the Security, Safety and Defense (SS&D) industries. The Company has developed proprietary technologies used in its commercial portable and bench-top explosive trace detection systems which ship to a growing number of locations domestically and internationally. For further details on the Company and its products, please visit the Company's website at www.implantsciences.com.

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 we have defaulted on our indebtedness to our secured lender, DMRJ Group; if we are unable to satisfy our obligations to DMRJ and to raise additional capital to fund operations, our business may fail; we continue to incur substantial operating losses and may never be profitable; the delisting of our common stock by the NYSE Amex has limited our stock’s liquidity and has impaired our ability to raise capital; our explosives detection products and technologies may not be accepted by the U.S. government or by other government agencies or commercial consumers of security products; and other risks and uncertainties described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its 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.

Contacts Implant Sciences CorporationGlenn Bolduc, CEO, 978-752-1700gbolduc@implantsciences.com
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