Link Plus Links up with RAM to Identify Explosives

Link Plus Corporation is working with International RAM Associates to create products that would identify explosives. The companies announced on Wednesday that they had signed a joint development agreement to partner using a new technology called molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs), which is used in explosives detection systems (EDSs).

The MIP technology was developed initially by Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory, and reportedly can help detect not only explosives, but toxins, chemicals and other "threat substances".

While long-term work will likely focus on the problem of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) which are commonly used by terrorists, the first form that RAM and Link Plus will be working on is an application for worker screening and transportation facility security checks, including the checking of passengers, luggage and even shoes.