ChemImage Sensor Systems is Selected to Participate in the U.S. Army Next Generation Chemical Detector Program

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PITTSBURGH, July 21, 2014 — ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS™) announces that it is one of the organizations selected under the U. S. Army Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) Program to develop a portable system for the detection and location of chemical warfare agents (CWA) on environmental surfaces.  This work will be done under the direction of the Joint Project Manager for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Contamination Avoidance (JPM-NBC-CA).

In this project, CISS™ will first configure and evaluate its existing portable hyperspectral imaging technology for the detection of CWA at a Breadboard level and then progress the development of the system through Brassboard and Final Prototype stages.  Rigorous Government testing in each phase will ensure that the CISS™ system meets the requirements of the warfighter.  “We welcome the opportunity to show how hyperspectral imaging can perform reliable CWA detection and location with the goal of saving lives”, stated CISS™ Project Manager, Charles W. Gardner, Ph.D., PMP.

“Recent events have shown us that CWA are still a very real threat in our world”, stated Matthew P. Nelson, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and CISS Business Director.  “CISS™ is excited about working with the U. S. Army to provide handheld instruments that dramatically lessen the warfighter impact of these terrible weapons of mass destruction.”

About ChemImage Sensor Systems

CISS develops innovative products that utilize patented imaging capabilities and leverage current in-the-field technologies to address the ever-changing landscape of chemical, biological and explosive (CBE) threats. CISS has developed a series of chemical imaging sensors for point, proximity, remote and standoff detection and identification in both fixed site and on-the-move configurations, in order to protect military troops, security personnel and citizens. For more information, visit the website at

ChemImage Sensor Systems is a subsidiary of ChemImage Corporation, a leader in chemical imaging technology and instrumentation.

About ChemImage

ChemImage Corporation, a leader in hyperspectral and Raman chemical imaging technology provides innovative instrumentation, analysis software, contract services and expert consulting to government, industrial and academic organizations. The company’s proprietary, state-of-the-art imaging technology has many applications, including defense, security, pharmaceuticals, forensics and biomedical diagnostic research, which can reveal critical chemical and biological information from a variety of material systems.

ChemImage’s headquarters are located in Pittsburgh, PA, where it pioneers research and development, as well as providing engineering and manufacturing which develops innovative products for the global marketplace.