Spectral Engines Develops Portable IR Drug Analyzer For Police

The pocket-size scanner displays the results in the operator’s mobile phone in a matter of seconds. Spectral Engines says that there is significant international demand for such an innovation – based on infrared radiation – which explains why a total of €2.4 million in EU funding was granted for the device’s productization.

The small device, which weighs only a few hundred grams, will “change the future of police work in war on drugs”, commented Spectral Engines. Besides being the first pocket-size drug screening device available for field work, the tungsten lamp-based device is also more than 20 times cheaper than other devices in current use, which often rely on Raman technology.

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