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Implant Sciences Announces Letter Of Intent To Acquire Zapata Industries, Plan To Extinguish Debt And Uplist To Nasdaq

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Title: Implant Sciences Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire Zapata Industries, Plan to Extinguish Debt and Uplist to NASDAQ
Date: 7/22/2016
Industry: Aerospace and Defense     Sector: Capital Goods

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Implant Sciences Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire Zapata Industries, Plan to Extinguish Debt and Uplist to NASDAQ

 

Zapata's Breakthrough Disruptive Technology Makes Personal Flight a Commercial Reality - the Dawn of an Exciting New Industry

 

Wilmington, MA – July 21, 2016 – Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB:IMSC), a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection (ETD) solutions for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) applications, is pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent to acquire Zapata Industries SAS of Marseilles, France. Zapata is a profitable and debt-free company with commercial, defense, and homeland security technology applications.

 

Zapata Industries (www.zapata-industries.com) is the undisputed leader in developing and manufacturing single user hydro-and jet-powered technologies and products. Zapata’s proprietary methodology, algorithms, and patented designs are currently commercialized and in development within recreation, entertainment, military, medical, and industrial sectors.

 

In 2016 Zapata achieved its proof of concept milestone by producing the safest, most reliable, lightest, fastest, and least expensive personal flight system ever created with the unveiling of the Flyboard Air®. The Flyboard Air® utilizes Zapata Industries’ proprietary algorithms and balance methodology to direct jet engines to act both independently and harmoniously. This unique technology not only provides unparalleled maneuverability speed and ease of use but it also provides full flight redundancy, making the platform as safe as any airplane with as little as 20 hours of training. Zapata Industries can commercialize its breakthrough technology with products ranging from flying medical stretchers and Jetbikes to floating rescue stations, scaffoldings and unmanned heavy payload delivery drones. The performance parameters of the Flyboard Air® provide undisputed proof that Zapata technology is commercially viable for advanced applications within the military, industrial, and medical fields. Aviation Experts see this revolutionary transportation platform as meaningfully disruptive to the air transportation industry.  Early industry reaction to the Flyboard Air®, has been overwhelming and the Flyboard Air® has become an internet sensation. Digital Trends, April 14, 2016, calls it “awesome beyond words … we see no limit to the future of a device like the Flyboard Air, including search and rescue, military applications and of course, the best way to get to just about anywhere.” (http://www.digitaltrends.com/dt-daily/hoax-or-breakthrough-flyboard-air-videos-stun-the-internet/)

See the following video, Zapata Industries — The Leader in Personal Flight & Aviatio n: https://youtube/_A0sdkZ4Vlk

Implant Sciences continues to evolve and innovate to provide leading edge Homeland and Defense Security Solutions and has emerged as the market leader in Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) technologies. Late last year, the company announced that it had begun a process to evaluate strategic opportunities in response to its rapid growth (400% in 2016) and changing market conditions. While the Board continues to evaluate a number of offers it has received to sell the ETD business, the company believes that the opportunity afforded by the acquisition of Zapata Industries, with its revolutionary technology and robust growth, will build on the success achieved with the ETD business and add significant shareholder value to allow the company to remain a leading innovator for Homeland Security and Defense technologies.  

 

The company’s agreement with Zapata, subject to shareholder approval, positions the company to emerge debt-free (pending the restructuring which could include a sale of the ETD business or a capital raise) with at least $20 million in cash for working capital on the balance sheet in exchange for $15 million, 60% equity and 50 million warrants exercisable at $1.50 per share. Upon conclusion of the restructuring and meeting NASDAQ listing requirements, the company will pursue an uplisting to the NASDAQ Marketplace.

 

 

 



 

Robert Liscouski, President and Board Member of Implant Sciences, commented, “The potential acquisition of Zapata brings Implant Sciences a best-in-class personal balance and flight technology that has far reaching military and consumer applications. We are beyond excited to have visionaries like Franky Zapata and his team on board and we are thrilled to allow for shareholders to benefit from the many breakthrough products he has already invented and the new innovations he will be unveiling in coming months and years.”

 

Coinciding with this press release, the company is filing a detailed 8-K in accordance with SEC guidelines.

 

About Zapata Industries

Zapata Industries is the undisputed leader in developing and manufacturing hydro- and jet-pow


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