Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Fingerprint Drug Test

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Researchers at University of East Anglia, in the UK, have developed an Intelligent Fingerprint Drug Screening System that detects multiple categories of drugs, from a fingerprint sample, in as little as ten minutes. The non-invasive technology uses sweat that accumulates in the fingerprint and can work on both living and deceased persons. Since it does not require blood or urine samples, it does not require any biohazardous waste disposal or specialized collection equipment. Studies are currently underway for its use in airports, drug rehabilitation centers, and workplaces. Read more about the fingerprint drug test at University of East Anglia.