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Battelle, Sellex Bottle Scanner Earns European Approval

Posted on Aug 23, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH., 23 August, 2012—Battelle and Sellex are a step closer to commercializing the LS10 liquid bottle scanner , a powerful screening technology that scans liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) in almost any container for threats such as explosives.

On July 27, 2012, the LS10 earned the European Civil Aviation Conference’s Type B Liquid Explosive Detection Systems official endorsement. It is also a candidate for similar approval in the United States. Click here to view a video of the technology in action:

“This endorsement allows us to market and sell our LS10 in the countries that subscribe to the ECAC regulations,” said Mark Davis,Business Development Manager at Battelle.

The innovative technology received one of the coveted R&D 100 Awards from R&D Magazine,which bestows the awards in recognition of the most significant scientific accomplishments for 2011. The LS10 is one of the most advanced bottle liquid scanners in the world, employing dual sensing modalities to detect threat flammables, acids, and explosive liquids, aerosols and gels within sealed or unopened glass, plastic, metal, paper, and ceramic containers whether clear or opaque.

This leading edge scanning device integrates the use of Radio Frequency (RF) and ultrasonic technology to non-invasively interrogate liquids, aerosols and gels in containers. The LS10 distinguishes threat liquids, aerosols and gels from benign substances, and alerts security personnel of suspicious contents quickly and accurately. Ease of operation of the LS10 allows for its use in varied security venues. For security check points, this new technology enables more efficient processing of LAGs with high detection success and low false alarm rates.

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

About Sellex

Sellex International, a recognized small business, is a market and product development company primarily focused on developing, marketing and distributing products into niche international markets. When an international ban on carrying liquids was implemented in 2005, Sellex began the process of developing a product to address the need for threat liquid detection. This eventually led to the business relationship between Sellex and Battelle.

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Katy Delaney
Director, Media Relations
Office: 1.614.424.7208

T.R. Massey

Senior Media Specialist
Office: 1.614.424.5544