Morpho Detection’s Itemiser DX Trace Detector Certified for Air Cargo Screening by U.K. Department for Transport

NEWARK, Calif. – May 16, 2012 - Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced its next-generation Itemiser® DX desktop explosives trace detection (ETD) system has been certified for air cargo screening by the U.K. Department for Transport (DfT).

This certification from U.K. DfT is an important recognition of Itemiser DX' ability to protect the air cargo supply chain. As a result, Itemiser DX is now available for quick, accurate detection of explosives at air cargo facilities throughout the U.K. where it can help air cargo facilities and operators increase efficiency and ROI on security infrastructure investments.

"Morpho Detection is very pleased DfT has approved our next-generation trace detection solution for use at air cargo facilities throughout the U.K.," said Emmanuel Mounier, president and CEO, Morpho Detection International, Inc., the international sales and service division of Morpho Detection. "Morpho Detection is committed to providing the most advanced solutions to help air cargo facilities meet current and emerging security challenges with minimal impact on the flow of commerce."

Approved by five global regulatory agencies, Itemiser DX is deployed at air cargo and transportation facilities around the world.

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

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About Morpho Detection, Inc.
Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, a security 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. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography, Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection's solutions are deployed to help protect people and property the world over.

Scott Factor
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scott.factor@morphodetection.com