25 JULY 2014
The University of Tasmania has stepped up the fight against terrorism by licensing two technologies, Scantex and CEScan, to Melbourne based technology commercialisation firm Grey Innovation.
Scantex and CEScan have been developed in collaboration with Australian forensic and policing authorities to detect homemade explosives, such as those used in London, Madrid, Bali, and Boston.
CEScan is the first comprehensive instrumentation in the world to detect the full range of explosives, including military, commercial and homemade inorganic and peroxide explosives, overcoming the limitation of existing screening techniques that struggle to detect modern explosives. CEScan with its breadth of capability is expected to find application in centralised analytical environments such as forensic and customs laboratories.
Using the same base technology, Scantex has been designed as a field deployable version of CEScan system that provides fast detection of homemade explosives, making it ideal for use in airports and similar high-throughput environments.
The Scantex technology has shown recent success with both Homeland Security and IHS Jane’s Airport Review.