AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University, through the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation, ARTF, has entered into a license agreement with a new canine training and provider, iK9 Holding Co. LLC, for its VAPOR WAKE® technology. VAPOR WAKE training enhances explosive detection canine teams with additional abilities and training to detect hand-carried and/or body-worn explosives. iK9 will train and sell VAPOR WAKE dogs and train their handlers. The agreement between Auburn University and iK9 became effective Sept. 1.
Auburn University has one of the largest and most successful canine detection research programs in the United States and is internationally known for its patent-pending and trademarked VAPOR WAKE technology. Dogs with VAPOR WAKE capabilities are specially trained for interdiction strategies being deployed by multiple homeland security agencies. The primary site for iK9’s VAPOR WAKE training is the Canine Detection Training Center in Anniston, Ala., which is part of Auburn University’s Animal Health and Performance Program within the College of Veterinary Medicine.