Screening for Drug Drivers
The Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) and the Technology Strategy Board are launching a SBRI competition to fund development work on an oral fluid screening device to aid the detection of drug drivers by the police.
Evidence suggests that drug driving is an increasing problem on UK roads. Current enforcement methods rely upon the officers' observation and assessment of the drivers' impairment. Use of an oral fluid screening device would significantly assist officers and act as a strong deterrent to potential drug drivers. The aim of this competition is to identify drug detection technologies capable of detecting very low concentrations (ng/ml) of drugs and their active metabolites in oral fluid that can meet the challenging sensitivity, specificity and reproducibility requirements within a polydrug detection device at the police station.
Open Date: 03 June 2010
Deadline: 15 July 2010
Contracts Awarded: 31 August 2010
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