ChemImage Is Selected by Edgewood Chemical Biological Center to Design the Chemical Fingerprint Identification System

ChemImage received a contract from the U. S. Army to develop the Chemical Fingerprint Identification System (CFIS), a specialized Raman microscope system for the identification of exogenous materials collocated with latent fingerprints. This ability to identify specific drug or explosive particles with a specific person through the collocated fingerprint will provide valuable evidence to military and law enforcement agencies for the apprehension and conviction of terrorists and criminals.

This program is under the direction of the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC). Under first task of this contract, ChemImage will leverage its experience with the design and fabrication of Raman Chemical Imaging microscope systems to design the hardware, detection algorithms and operating software for the CFIS. The contract also contains an option to build two CFIS units and participate in extensive Government qualification testing of the CFIS at ECBC.

"We are excited about the opportunity to expand our collaboration with the scientists at ECBC and particularly with the Laser Standoff Spectroscopy Branch," stated Project Manager, Charles W. Gardner, Ph.D., PMP. "ChemImage FALCON II Raman Chemical Microscope Systems enabled ECBC researchers to perform the proof of concept studies that made the contract feasible. We are pleased to have been selected to take the product development to the next level."

"The CFIS will be a significant addition to our product line of detection systems for explosive and drug residues," stated Matthew P. Nelson, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Business Director. "ChemImage will now be a single supplier of detection systems for standoff, macroscopic and microscopic identification of threat residues in support of law enforcement activities."

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About ChemImage Corporation

ChemImage Corporation is a Pittsburgh based company committed to making the world healthier and safer through dramatic advancements in chemical imaging technology. The company combines proprietary, state-of-the-art imaging sensors, algorithms and analytical software to solve the world's most challenging health and safety issues.

ChemImage seeks to provide an Awareness of Things™ (AoT™) to a global audience, using the company's innovation platforms to provide people with unprecedented levels of vision, information and situational knowledge about their surroundings in their everyday lives. To accomplish this goal, the firm develops technologies for chemical and biological applications across many global industries; including life sciences, bio-medical, security, threat detection, anatomic pathology, forensics and diagnostics. 

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