Intelligent Fingerprinting for Drug Screening

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A British company, Intelligent Fingerprinting, is developing the first handheld fingerprint-based drug screening device. This device is a non-invasive technology that can screen for multiple drugs and gives results in less than ten minutes. They have gotten funding from private US-based investors on top of government funded grants that will support their final stages of providing this product commercially. This could end the hassle of specialist collection arrangements and biohazard disposal facilities. The device is expected to go into pilot production in 2014.

With Colorado and Washington having legalized recreational marijuana there is the question of road side testing for impaired driving. Maybe this type of technology could shed light on the issue.


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Source: Forensic Magazine


[Abstract written by Alicia Terrell, ForensIQ Intern, 030514]

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