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A new technology that analyzes the sweat from a person's fingertips looks to revolutionize the drug testing market, providing on-site results in minutes with a test so advanced it can even detect marijuana intoxication.
Using gold nanoparticles and special antibodies, the tech produced by British firm Intelligent Fingerprinting latches on to metabolites on the fingerprint and turns a specific color depending on which drug byproducts are detected.
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Originally posted by new_here
reply to post by Leo Strauss
Even I know that by handling paper money, I may get traces of coc aine or other substances on my fingers. How ridiculous to test for residue on fingerprints as a means to show drug use.
ETA: copy and paste the CNN article if you want to read it-- I've tried to link it 3 times and it keeps defaulting to some weird August 2009 page. This is what I am trying to link:
articles.cnn.com... aine.traces.money_1_coc aine-dollar-bills-paper-bills?_s=PM:HEALTHedit on 7/26/2011 by new_here because: (no reason given)