ChemImage Is Selected to Participate in the U.S. Army Next Generation Chemical Detector Program

ChemImage has been 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, ChemImage 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 ChemImage 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 ChemImage 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. "ChemImage 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 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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