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Coghlin Companies Builds Explosives Detectors Used At Queen's Birthday Celebration

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coghlin Companies was contracted by Wilmington, Mass.-based Implant Sciences Corporation to manufacture the Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detector. This explosive detector was used to protect the more than 600 people who attended the birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth II at the British Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in June.

"We work closely and transparently with Implant Sciences Corporation to build their product to their tight specifications," said Chris Coghlin, president and CEO of Coghlin Companies. "Our ability to meet product design challenges, scale production, and test highly sensitive instruments, while simultaneously getting our customer to market rapidly is why Implant Sciences looks to Coghlin."

Quantum Sniffers are used for VIP security in various settings around the world and are often times recognized as the product of choice to protect high-profile guests at events. "When producing sensitive detection instruments, we need a manufacturing partner who can provide the proper testing and manufacturing in a highly secure and ISO compliant environment," said Implant Sciences' President and CEO Glenn Bolduc. "Coghlin Companies is the right choice for manufacturing our explosives trace detectors."

Coghlin Companies serves a multitude of customers in the military and defense industries and produces their products in a secure, confidential, and compliant environment that is RoHS compliant, ITAR registered, and adheres to Mil-Spec assembly instructions where applicable. Coghlin Companies is able to produce these products rapidly and reliably, ensuring companies never miss a market opportunity. Other security products by Coghlin Companies include optronic and periscope systems, infrared technology products, x-ray detection systems, explosives detection systems, and mechanical structures for optical imaging systems.

About Coghlin Companies

Coghlin Companies, Inc. is a privately held company specializing in helping companies cost effectively improve their time-to-market. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Coghlin Companies spans four generations representing more than 128 years of manufacturing experience and leadership. Subsidiaries include: Columbia Tech, which provides turnkey manufacturing services to a diverse customer base, including OEMs in the bio-science, semiconductor, LED, medical device, green energy technology, data storage, and automation systems and controls industries; DCI Engineering, an engineering design and pre-production support services company; and Cogmedix, an FDA compliant and ISO 13485 certified medical subassembly and finished medical device contract manufacturer. For more information, please visit or sign up for the Coghlin Companies e-Newsletter at


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