Sense Holdings Expands Scientific Staff at Oak Ridge National Lab to Accelerate Commercialization of Handheld Explosives Detector; Development Team Focusing on Breakthrough MEMS-based Multiuse Detector for Homeland Security Markets
A total of 15 additional research staff reinforcements, a mix of both fulltime and part time personnel, are now being dedicated to the Sense Holdings project at Oak Ridge.
“The personnel additions represent a dramatic boost to this important Homeland Security program”
The reinforcements directly follow the Company's signing of a landmark cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the Oak Ridge laboratory in November which called for the hiring of additional employees on this joint development project.
"The personnel additions represent a dramatic boost to this important Homeland Security program," said Sense CEO Dore Perler. "We are very pleased to announce the hiring of so many top-notch qualified researchers and scientists to reinforce our staff and ensure the successful market debut this year of our superior explosives detection technology at the cutting-edge of MEMS science."
Most of the new personnel are pre-existing researchers and scientists at Oak Ridge, a laboratory operated by the U.S. Department of Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who are now to be employed by Sense under the terms of the agreement.
The research team consists of Dr. Lal Pinnaduwage, a distinguished senior scientist at Oak Ridge and research professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who has authored over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals and was instrumental in the filing of two key patents and 3 pending patents, along with Dr. Bruce Warmack, principle investigator on the Sense CRADA. Other key hires include physicist Dr. Dennis Lee McCorkle, organic chemist Dr. Nicie Conley Murphy and engineer Anthony C. Gehl, M.S.
Sense is an established developer of advanced proprietary solutions for burgeoning Homeland Security segments, including biometric authentication and identification technologies and handheld explosives sensing devices for security screening applications. Among the Company's current customers are the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Corrections, in addition to some of the largest global companies.
About Sense Holdings, Inc.
Sense Holdings is a developer of next-generation biometric identification systems, and nanotechnology-based micro-sensor technologies for government, military and commercial security marketplaces. The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Sense Technologies, deploys proprietary biometric technology based on advanced fingerprint technology and biometric integration to create a range of solutions for prisoner identification, time and attendance, access control applications and other markets. Sense's major customers include the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Corrections, Federal Express, and American Airlines. A second wholly-owned subsidiary, MSTI, is an emerging nanotechnology-based explosives detection technology development division developing a pipeline of advanced bomb detection technologies, including a prototype handheld explosive detection wand device for Homeland Security applications in airports and other security checkpoints. This hand-held detection alternative is designed to be a cost-effective solution with extremely high detection sensitivity and real-time operability. Currently, a proof-of-principle prototype is undergoing further research and development at the U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For investor-specific information about Sense Holdings, including recent share price data and news announcements, please visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/sense. To view or download an Investor Fact Sheet about the Company, please visit http://www.trilogy-capital.com/tcp/sense/factsheet.html. Sense is also listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticket symbol, OUP. For other information, please visit http://www.senseme.com.
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