updated 2/28/2011 11:16:56 AM ET 2011-02-28T16:16:56

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChemImage Corporation was recently awarded a $17-million contract by the U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command for the implementation of its real-time sensor technology that will be used in the field to detect explosive threats.

The work to be performed in this contract will include the fabrication and delivery of multiple sensors to the U.S. Army, as well as product testing, soldier training and field support. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products has teamed with ChemImage to support this effort.

"This is a landmark event for our company," said Patrick Treado, Ph.D., Founder & Chief Technology Officer at ChemImage. "We're honored that ChemImage technology will be used to help keep U.S. soldiers and our country safe."

In addition to this contract award, ChemImage was one of 25 companies recently identified as a participant of the U.S. Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 2011 Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP) to help transition similar technology from research and development to commercial use.

For more information on ChemImage's threat detection capabilities, visit http://Ez.com/threatdetection .

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(412) 241-7335, ext. 291

About ChemImage Corporation
ChemImage Corporation, a leader in hyperspectral (i.e. chemical) imaging technology, provides instrumentation, software, contract services and expert consulting to government, industrial and academic organizations. The company's proprietary, state-of-the-art hyperspectral imaging technology has many applications, including defense, security, pharmaceuticals, forensics and biomedical diagnostic research, which can reveal critical chemical and biological information from a variety of material systems. ChemImage's headquarters are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where it houses research and development laboratories, as well as engineering and manufacturing facilities.

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