Development of a Diagnostic Screening Platform for Quantitative Detection of Drugs in Saliva

Drug-impaired driving represents a significant and increasing threat to the safety of Canadians and there is an urgent need for a convenient, instantaneous and accurate road-side evaluation technology for impaired driving. Current solution for roadside drug testing includes a device that is still just a qualitative indicator. Quantitative detection of drugs currently require expensive equipment, dedicated infrastructure and specialized laboratory personnel. To address this problem, eye3concepts inc. is teaming up with McMaster University and wants to adapt its smartphone based reader technology called pd.id to detect the presence of prohibited drugs (PDs) such as Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, ecstasy, opiates, Fentanyl, Carfentanyl and alcohol in saliva. TO BE CONT'D

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Syed Ahmed
Rohit Chand
Faculty Supervisor: 
Seshasai Srinivasan
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Ontario
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