ChemImage Sensor Systems to Demonstrate a Handheld Explosive Detection System to Bomb Technicians and Investigators in Pittsburgh, PA

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PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23, 2013 — ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) announces participation at the scientific sessions and live equipment demonstration at this year’s International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) Region V In-Service Training at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Additionally, CISS will serve as a Platinum Sponsor and Exhibitor for the conference.

The presentation will cover the topic of “Standoff Hyperspectral Imaging for the Detection of Explosive Residues” and be given by Dr. Matthew P. Nelson, ChemImage Sensor Systems Business Director and Chief Scientist. Dr. Nelson will discuss a variety of the company’s programs related to standoff explosive residue detection and how sensor technology can assist law enforcement officials in the real-time detection of chemical threats they may face in the field.

CISS will also provide a live demonstration of its innovative Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) Sensor as part of the in-service training. The SWIR HSI product is a stationary system which is used at checkpoints to provide real-time standoff detection of explosive and chemical threats on the surfaces of vehicles, personnel and other items from a safe distance. The system features the use of innovative wide-field imaging, which allows real-time scanning of areas significantly larger than what is currently provided by traditional point detection systems. The system also provides the user the ability to detect and react to a possible threat at distances greater than many of the systems currently deployed; detecting threats from up to 100 meters.

The company’s exhibit during this conference will feature its Aperio™ system. Aperio™ is an innovative handheld sensor utilizing HSI, capable of providing real-time, standoff, visual screening and detection of chemical threats on various surfaces including people, vehicles and buildings. The strength of the Aperio™ is the noncontact, passive sensor which does not require any reagents or lasers, and enables personnel to scan a wide area to detect and locate materials of interest from a safe distance of up to 20 meters away, rather than the currently available point and detect systems which indentify target up close.

“We are very excited to attend the IABTI Conference,” said Patrick Treado, Chief Technology Officer at ChemImage. “We look forward to introducing our innovative technology to a new audience and discussing the standoff detection capabilities of our systems.”

For more information on ChemImage’s standoff detection systems, contact Steve Mitts, Director of Business Development at:

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 imagiing 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.

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.