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Morpho’s Itemiser® DX Sales Reach $100M, Latest Explosives Trace Detector Receives Multiple Global Regulatory Approvals

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Morpho’s Itemiser® DX Sales Reach $100M, Latest Explosives Trace Detector Receives Multiple Global Regulatory Approvals

Morpho’s Itemiser® DX Sales Reach $100M, Latest Explosives Trace Detector Receives Multiple Global Regulatory Approvals

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paris Air Show – Morpho Detection, Inc., the detection business of Morpho, Safran group’s security unit, today announced its advanced technology, desktop explosives and narcotics detection solution, Itemiser® DX has been approved by five global regulatory agencies and has sold more than 3,000 units.

“We are very pleased Itemiser DX has received numerous authorizations from regulatory agencies around the world”

Since introduction in 2009, Itemiser DX, Morpho Detection’s latest trace explosives detection solution, has been approved by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, the Italian Department of Transport, the U.K. Department for Transport, and the U.K. Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB).

Itemiser DX is the next-generation of the Itemiser desktop product family – the first trace detectors to simultaneously detect positive and negative ions. Simultaneous detection enables the Itemiser DX to detect a broad range of explosives that meet current market threats. The lightweight, effective, and user-friendly Itemiser DX delivers fast, simultaneous explosives and narcotics detection in a package that is ergonomic and portable.

“We are very pleased Itemiser DX has received numerous authorizations from regulatory agencies around the world,” said Dennis Cooke, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. “We are confident in Itemiser DX’ ability to deliver the most advanced explosives detection possible to checkpoint, air cargo and checked bag screening at airports and at other government and commercial high-risk facilities.”

The next generation ITMS™ (Ion Trace Mobility Spectrometer)-based trace detector, Itemiser DX, is reliable, cost effective and easy to use. Utilizing ITMS technology to provide unparalleled threat detection, the Itemiser DX is optimal for checkpoint, air cargo and checked baggage screening.

In addition to its use by aviation security and air cargo agencies around the world, Itemiser DX is available in a commercial version to help protect all intermodal transportation modes, industrial and high-risk government and commercial facilities and locations. It is the ideal complement to CT-based CTX 5800 and 9800 explosives detection systems for break-bulk and larger air cargo screening.

The U.S. TSA has ordered more than 2,800 Itemiser DX units to date with a total contract value of more than $83M.

To combat ever-evolving terrorist threats, Morpho Detection’s latest desktop trace detector utilizes a new long-life positive ion dopant that detects a wide range of explosives, including homemade peroxide-based substances such as those used in the London terror attacks. In addition, the Itemiser DX can be scaled to customers’ particular needs, allowing users to create custom substance libraries.

Itemiser DX is being demonstrated at the Paris Air Show, June 20-26, Safran stand, Hall 2A, B254.

For more information on Morpho’s detection products, visit www.morpho.com/detection.

About Morpho Detection, Inc.

Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, a business of the Safran group (PAR: SAF), is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Following Safran Group’s 2009 acquisition of GE Security’s GE Homeland Protection, Inc. business, Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography (CT), Raman Spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™ technology), X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. With industry-leading products such as the Itemiser® DX trace detection system, the CTX line of explosive detection systems (EDS), and the StreetLab® Mobile hand-held chemical and biological substance identification unit, Morpho Detection’s solutions are deployed to help protect people and property in some of the most important and sensitive world locations.

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